L'Espérance

2063
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1723NNF-1715
Launched8.8.1724NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1725NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassDuc d'OrleansNNF-1715
Constructor Rene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk in Action13.11.1755BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck152' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3696 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel136' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1788 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0025 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,400Ton 

Armament


9.1725Broadside Weight = 792 French Livre (854.7264 lbs 387.684 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.17255566 officers, 550 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1755 - 13.11.1755Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Alphonse Jubert (Vicomte de Bouville) (1703-1775)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1730Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier Gaspard Goussé (Comte de la Roche-Allard) (1664-1745)ref:687

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1746Garde de la Marine François-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:6731.1.1746 - 3.1746Garde de la Marine Joseph Bernard de Chabert-Cogolin (1724-1805)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon
13.11.1755Taken by Weymouth (60)


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Louisbourg  
 

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