L'Annibal -> 1786 Achille

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAnnibal ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1714
Constructor Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Achille' (1794) (78)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 8"Imperial Feet53.9522 
Length of Keel147' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet44.8151 
Breadth48' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 1 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Burthen1,818 5894Tons BM 

4 Commanding Officers

4.1779 - 24.3.1780Chef d'escadreChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)E-WIKI1781 - 16.4.1781Capitaine de Vaisseau de Trémignon (d.1781)FWIKI26.10.1781 - 10.1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Bernard-Marie Boudin (Seigneur de Tromelin) (1735-1815)ref:12753.1794 - 1.6.1794Capitaine de Vaisseau Guillaume Jean Noel La Villegris (1752-1807)E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1787Enseigne de Vaisseau Jean Marthe Adrien L'Hermitte (1766-1826)FWIKI

Service History

6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
18.12.1779Combat de la Martinique
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
9.6.1782Took the Sloop Drake (12) off Negapatam
10.6.1782Took the Survey Vessel Resolution (12) off Negapatam
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
1786Renamed Achille
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
1.6.1794Taken by the British at the Glorious 1st of June


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