Le Brave

Nominal Guns74
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1779
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)
CategoryThird Rate
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last Mentioned1803


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck170' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel44' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9832 (22′ 10″ Imperial)


1781Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

1 Crewman

21.1.1794 - 13.11.1795Mousse Paul Joseph Marie Fauré (1783-1843)ref:631

Service History

12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix


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Posted by Laurent buchet on Friday 10th of June 2016 13:31

found on EN Wiki
The Brave was a 74-gun Argonaute class ship of the line of the French Navy.

Commissioned in 1781, she was put in the reserve in 1788, but reactivated in March 1791. Two years later, she was decommissioned again, and razeed to a 52-gun frigate. She took part in the Biscay campaign of June 1795 under Captain Antoine René Thévenard.

She later served under Captain Rolland, and was used as a hulk in Toulon from 1798.

Found in
"Batailles navales de la France II":(O.Troude)
on April 12 1782 Brave's Captain was Comte Fuschamberg d'Amblimont

Found in
"Batailles navales de la France III":
End of April 1797; Brave take part to defend Brest under order of "chef de division" Ganteaume (Honoré)

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