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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'Orleans (1722)NNF-1715
Constructor
Rene LevasseurFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1692
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1745 - 1746Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Pierre-André de Glandevès du CastelletFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1764
ref:1403
1.1.1746 - 1747Capitaine de Vaisseauref:67320.7.1746 - 12.3.1747Capitaine de Vaisseau
Francois Felix Bordes de FollignyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1764
ref:1723
1755 - 13.11.1755Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1730Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navalesref:687

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1730Capitaine en Second
Charles de Tubières Grimoard de Pestel de Lévis (Marquis de Caylus)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1727-1749
ref:687
8.1740 - 9.1744Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:6731741Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Maximin de Bompar (Marquis de Bompard)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1713-1773
ref:673
24.1.1741 - 19.5.1741Capitaine de Vaisseauref:12751754 - 13.11.1755Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI1.1754 - 13.11.1755Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1732Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6736.1732 - 1732Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6731740 - 1741Enseigne de Vaisseau
Antoine Drée de La Serrée (Baron de Drée de La Serrée)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1718-1761
ref:673
20.7.1746 - 12.3.1747Enseigne de Vaisseauref:172323.5.1754 - 13.11.1755Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6311755 - 13.11.1755Enseigne de Vaisseau
François Hector d'AlbertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1789
FWIKI

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1746Garde de la Marine
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673
1.1.1746 - 3.1746Garde de la Marine
Joseph Bernard de Chabert-CogolinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1803
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
8.8.1724

Launched at Toulon Dockyard

FWAS1626
1.9.1725Put into commission at Toulon FWAS1626
1741

Campaign to Constantinople .

ref:673
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1745

From 1745 to 1746 , campaign to Antilles .

ref:1403
20.7.1746

Sailed from Brest

ref:1723
20.7.1746

With fleet of Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte), bound for Fort Royal, Martinique

ref:1723
28.11.1746

Fort Royal, Martinique

FWIKI
8.1.1747Sailed from Martinique ref:1725
8.1.1747

In company with Aquilon (42) and 100 merchantmen

ref:1725
2.1747

Damaged by storm near Azores , pumping constantly for remainder of voyage.

ref:1725
12.3.1747Paid off Brest ref:1723
13.11.1755Taken by
Weymouth (60) 1752-1772
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.7.1746-30.11.1746Convoy for the Windward Islands 1746 
4.1755-1755Fleet for Louisbourg 1755  
 

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