Le Centaure

2036
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1756BWAS-1714
Launched17.3.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHector ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured18.8.1759BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Centaur' (1759) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 8"Imperial Feet53.3427 
Length of Keel148' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet45.1168 
Breadth47' 5"Imperial Feet14.3437 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,773 1994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck164' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2672 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel145' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.0996 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,450Ton 

Armament


10.1757Broadside 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
10.17576266 officers, 620 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 18.8.1759Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Sabran (Comte de Grammont et de Beaudinar) (1702-1775)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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