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Le Souverain

1987
Nominal Guns80NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1677NNF-1661
Named28.6.1678NNF-1661
Launched1678NNF-1661
First Commissioned12.1678NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1661
Designed by
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
NNF-1661
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
NNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RatePremier RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Sold for Break Up7.4.1706NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck148' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.0704 (157′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel123' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.9504 (131′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3526 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8667 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1600Ton 

Armament


1679Broadside Weight = 572 French Livre (617.3024 lbs 279.994 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 806 French Livre (869.8352 lbs 394.537 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1678609 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1690 - 1690Chef d'Escadre
André de NesmondFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1697
ref:687
1692 - 14.11.1692Chef d'Escadre
Joseph Andrault (2nd Comte de Langeron)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Administrator
Marine
Service 1669-1706
ref:769

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1690 - 1690Garde de la Marine
Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
30.6.1690Took the Ship of the Line
Friesland (64) 1690-1696
Dutch 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and burned
ref:687
1691Rerated as a 84 gunnerFWAS1626
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
1696Rerated as a 80 gunnerFWAS1626

 

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