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Le Diadème -> 1792 Brutus

Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1756NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassDiadème ClassNNF-1715
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1713
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1797NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck168' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5664 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)


11.1756Broadside 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

5.1794Broadside Weight = 631.5 French Livre (681.5148 lbs 309.1194 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck6 Pierrier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.17567406 officers, 734 menNNF-1715
5.1794480 NNF-1715

5 Ship Commanders

1760 - 8.1763Capitaine de VaisseauE-WIKI5.5.1760 - 11.2.1761Capitaine de Vaisseau
Pierre Claude Haudeneau (Comte de Breugnon)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1792
24.6.1778 - 20.12.1778Brigadier des Armées Navales
Jacques de Boutier (Chevalier de la Cardonnie)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1784
1780Brigadier des Armées Navales
Naval Sailor
1781Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis Augustin MontecercFrench
Naval Sailor

Service History

17.3.1757Took the Ship of the Line
Greenwich (50) 1748-1757
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
off Saint Domingue

8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
9.1792Renamed BrutusNNF-1715
12.1793Began rebuilding at Brest - Brittany NNF-1715
5.1794Refitted as a 42 gun Fourth Rate
5.1794Completed rebuilding at Brest - Brittany NNF-1715


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