Le Défenseur

2049
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1752NNF-1715
Launched6.3.1754NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1754NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassDéfenseur ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Pierre SalinocNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Last known1778NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck164'French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2689 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth44'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8479 (22′ 5″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


10.1754Broadside 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
10.17546066 officers, 600 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1757Chef d'escadreChevalier Charles de Courbon (1710-1766)FWIKI1762Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Armand-Constantin de Rohan (1732-1794)FWIKI

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1756 - 7.12.1757Garde de la Marine Jean-Baptiste Carey d’Asnières (d.1779)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1755Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Transport W029
1757Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line FWAS1626
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Louisbourg  
 

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