Le Fendant

2064
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1772NNF-1715
Launched11.11.1776NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1777NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Foundered9.1784NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck170'French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel160'French Feet (Pied du Roi)51.968 (170′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9561 (22′ 9″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


2.1777Broadside 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
2.17777216 officers, 715 crewNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 1781Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil) (1724-1802)B0851781 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau de PeynierB085

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
18.12.1778Expedition to Santa Lucia. This attempt had not succeeded. 5 army officers and 167 soldiers will be killed during the actionB085
30.1.1779Expedition to Senegal
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
9.1784Wrecked in the east IndiesNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
B085Journal de bord du Bailly de Suffren dans l'Inde Book
 

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