L'Actif

2001
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1757NNF-1715
Launched5.10.1757NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1768NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassActif ClassNNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sold1784NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck169' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.8936 (180′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.7396 (22′ 1″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck169' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.8936 (180′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth43'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9935 (45′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.7396 (22′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


4.1768Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.17687216 officers, 715 crewNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.5.1780 - 23.3.1781Brigadier des Armées Navales Jacques de Boutier (Chevalier de la Cardonnie) (1723-1791)ref:12751782Capitaine de Vaisseau Armand-François Cillart de Surville (Seigneur de Suville et de Kerguezennec) (1730-1801)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
14.5.1781Actif v Nonsuch
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel

 

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