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Le Tonnant

1991
Nominal Guns70FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1680FWAS1626
Launched8.1681FWAS1626
First Commissioned1682FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1682)W033
Designed by
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Burnt4.6.1692FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck145' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.096 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel124' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2752 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6672 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Aft19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)

Armament


8.1681Broadside Weight = 540 French Livre (582.768 lbs 264.33 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 Deck18 French 8-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 548 French Livre (591.4016 lbs 268.246 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 Deck18 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1681499Design ComplementFWAS1626

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Armand-Charles de La Porte de La Meilleraye (2nd Duc de La Meilleraye)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1676-1690
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1692 - 4.6.1692Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1688Rerated as a 74 gunnerFWAS1626
1690Rerated as a Premier RangFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1691Rerated as a 76 gunner Second RangFWAS1626
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue

 

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