Le Ferme

Nominal Guns66NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1698NNF-1661
First Commissioned6.1700NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1661
Designed by Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)BWAS-1603
Constructor Honoré MalletNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Firm' (1702) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck147' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.7479 (156′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel130' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.2356 (43′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)


1700Broadside Weight = 516 French Livre (556.8672 lbs 252.582 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

1702 - 11.6.1702Lieutenant-Général des armées navalesChevalier André de Nesmond (1641-1702)FWIKI11.6.1702 - 12.10.1702Capitaine de Vaisseau Félix de Beaussier (d.1724)FWIKI

1 Petty Officer

1702 - 6.1702Enseigne de Vaisseau Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

Service History

12.10.1702Battle of Vigo


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