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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 Class (1757)NNF-1715
Constructor
Joseph-Louis OllivierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1737-1771
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1777Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Jean d'Hector (Comte d'Hector)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1792
ref:673
17.5.1780 - 23.3.1781Brigadier des Armées Navales
Jacques de Boutier (Chevalier de la Cardonnie)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1784
ref:1275
1782Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1777Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6734.1781 - 1781Capitaine de Vaisseau, capitaine en second
Chevalier Nicolas de GrimouardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1793
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
1777

In the Squadron of Evolutions .

ref:673
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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Posted by Jason M Archer on Tuesday 13th of April 2021 04:59

Launch date is actually 5.10.1767. I don't know the laid down date.

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