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Le Vermandois -> 1671 Superbe

Nominal Guns68FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1669FWAS1626
First Commissioned10.1672FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort FWAS1626
Ship ClassVermandois Class (1670)NNF-1661
Francois PometFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1667-1677
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RatePremier RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up1688FWAS1626


6.1671Broadside Weight = 612 French Livre (660.4704 lbs 299.574 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1671459 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders

1672 - 28.5.1672Chef d'Escadre
du Vigier (Sieur des Rabesnières-Treillebois )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1662
1678Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles de Boscal de Mornac (Chevalier de Réals)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1692

Service History

24.6.1671Renamed SuperbeFWAS1626
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1673Rerated as a 70 gunnerFWAS1626
1674Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626
17.3.1677/78Second Battle of Ouessant
1685Rerated as a 74 gunnerFWAS1626


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