L'Aquilon

2015
Nominal Guns74E-WIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1787E-WIKI
Launched8.6.1789E-WIKI
First Commissioned6.1790E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis E-WIKI
Ship ClassTéméraire ClassE-WIKI
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)E-WIKI
ConstructorHenri Chevillard (1737-1810)E-WIKI
CategoryThird RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Captured1.8.1798E-WIKI
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Aboukir' (1798) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck185' 5"Imperial Feet56.3895 
Length of Keel150' 5"Imperial Feet45.7225 
Breadth48' 4"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,869 994Tons BM 

Armament


8.5.1789Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 1.8.1798Capitaine de VaisseauAntoine René Thévenard (1766-1798)E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
1.8.1798Taken by the British by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile

 

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