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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1768NNF-1715
Launched22.3.1769NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1769NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Designed byAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
ConstructorLa Frete BernardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1786NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck170'French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel160'French Feet (Pied du Roi)51.968 (170′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9561 (22′ 9″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


11.1769Broadside 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
11.17697216 officers, 715 crewNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1780 - 1781Capitaine de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1777Volontaire de la MarineJean Baptiste Philibert Willaumez (1761-1845)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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