Le Défenseur

2049
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1752NNF-1715
Launched6.3.1754NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1754
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassDéfenseur Class
ConstructorPierre SalinocNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757Chef d'escadreChevalier Charles de Courbon (1710-1766)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1755Refitted as a 24 gun Third Rate Transport W029
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/041755Fleet for Louisbourg 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site
 

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