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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 Class (1754)NNF-1715
Constructor
Pierre SalinocFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-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

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1756 - 13.12.1757Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755
1757Chef d'Escadre
Claude de Bullion (Marquis de Montlouët)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
ref:631
1758Chef d'Escadre
Maximin de Bompar (Marquis de Bompard)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1713-1773
ref:673
17.6.1761 - 30.9.1761Chef d'Escadre
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755
1762Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis-Armand-Constantin de RohanFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1792
FWIKI
1766Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Jean d'Hector (Comte d'Hector)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
ref:673

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1758Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:67312.1758 - 1758Capitaine de Brûlot
François de Capellis (2nd Marquis de Capellis)French
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1756-1764
FWIKI
1766Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Nicolas Louis de Durfort (Baron de Durfort)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1791
ref:673
1766Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759Enseigne de Vaisseau
Jean Bruno de Cipières (Chevalier de Cipières)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
ref:673

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1756 - 7.12.1757Garde de la Marine
Jean-Baptiste Carey d’AsnièresFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1774
ref:1275
1766Garde de la Marine
François Célestin de LoynesFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1789
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1755Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate TransportW029
1757Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the LineFWAS1626
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
1758

Flag-ship of a squadron send in the West Indies to try to come to the aid of the Guadeloupe which was attacked by a British expeditionary force during the Seven Years' War .
However, his troops disembark too late . Bompar is forced to withdraw and recognize the occupation of the island by the British .

ref:673
1766

Campaign at Saint-Domingue .

ref:673


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Louisbourg 1755  
23.12.1761-8.11.1762Blenac Squadron for the Windward islands 1761
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
 
 

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