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Le Soleil Royal

1986
Nominal Guns80FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered19.1.1748FWAS1626
Keel Laid Down3.1748FWAS1626
Named1.3.1748FWAS1626
Launched30.6.1749FWAS1626
First Commissioned4.1750FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Designed by
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
FWAS1626
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
FWAS1626
CategoryThird RateFWAS1626
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk in Action20.11.1759FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck182' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.1136 (193′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel174' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.5159 (185′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.5904 (51′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4704 (24′ 6″ Imperial)
Burthen2,000Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck183' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)59.4391 (195′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth48' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.6107 (51′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold23' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.4975 (24′ 7″ Imperial)
Draught Forward20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Aft23' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.5245 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Displacement3,800Ton 
Burthen2,200Tonneaux 

Armament


4.1750Broadside Weight = 996 French Livre (1074.8832 lbs 487.542 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


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

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1759 - 21.11.1759Capitaine de Pavillon
Paul Osée Bidé (Seigneur de Chezac)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1764
ref:1275

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1759 - 21.11.1759Vice-Amiral du Ponant
Hubert de Brienne (Comte de Conflans)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1777
FWAS1626

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1759 - 20.11.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau
Francois Julien du Dresnay (Chevalier des Roches)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1734-1776
, as Major de l’Escadre de Brienne de Conflans
ref:673

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1759 - 27.7.1759Enseigne de Vaisseau
Charles de Brémond (Marquis D'Ars)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1759
ref:1714
1.6.1759 - 20.11.1759Enseigne de Vaisseau
Charles-Louis Saulx de RosnevetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1773
ref:1275

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1759 - 20.11.1759Garde de la Marine
Charles François Philippe CharnieresFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1780
ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay

 

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