Le Bizarre

Nominal Guns68NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1691NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1693NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1715
Designed byGilles CambryNNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois ArnaudNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck145' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.0984 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel124' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.282 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6852 (41′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2329 (17′ 2″ Imperial)


5.1693Broadside Weight = 522 French Livre (563.3424 lbs 255.519 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
16924099 officers, 400 menNNF-1715

1 Commissioned Officer

13.1.1692/93 - 4.10.1693Capitaine en secondJacques Duvignau (1645-1702)ref:693

Service History

29.7.1707Battle of Toulon
1721Foundered at ToulonNNF-1715
7.1727Salvaged and broken upNNF-1715


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Posted by Gérard ANGLADE on Thursday 30th of June 2016 19:23

• 13/01/1693: le Sieur de la Vigerie Taillebois, capitaine du Bizarre. Le Sieur Du Vignau, capitaine de frégate, capitaine en second. Source : France, AN MAR B/2/88 p19 + p127

Posted by gauthard serge on Tuesday 28th of June 2016 20:04

BIZARRE : 2 rang.
Etat de service :
27 au 29 juin 1693 bataille de Lagos : avec la flotte de Tourville , capitaine : de la Vignerie. combat et poursuit l'escadre alliée de Rooke.
7 mai au 10 juin 1694 avec l'escadre de Chateaurenault de brest au blocus de Palamos , capitaine : de Montbault
août 1701 avec l'escadre de d'Estées à Cadix , capitaine : chevalier de Villars.
2 Janvier 1702 à la Martinique avec l' escadre de Chateaurenault , capitaine : chevalier de Villars

Posted by Gérard ANGLADE on Monday 13th of June 2016 16:20

le Bizarre, a French “3ème rang” ship of the line, was built in 1692 by François Arnaud at Bayonne. Source: France AN MAR B/2/82 p154

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