Le Soleil Royal

Nominal Guns80NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1748NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1750NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk in Action20.11.1759NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck182'French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.1143 (193′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel174' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.5159 (185′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth48'French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.6175 (51′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23'French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4975 (24′ 7″ Imperial)


4.1750Broadside Weight = 996 French Livre (1074.8832 lbs 487.542 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.17501,01414 officers, 1000 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander

1.6.1759 - 21.11.1759Capitaine de Pavillon Paul Osée Bidé (Seigneur de Chezac) (1707-1764)ref:1275

1 Flag Officer

3.1759 - 1759Marshal of FranceChevalier Hubert de Brienne (Comte de Conflans) (1690-1777)ref:1365

1 Warrant Officer

1.6.1759 - 20.11.1759Enseigne de Vaisseau Charles-Louis Saulx de Rosnevet (1734-1776)ref:1275

1 Petty Officer

1759 - 20.11.1759Garde de la Marine Charles François Philippe Charnieres (c.1740-1780)ref:1275

Service History

20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


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