Le Glorieux

2074
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1753NNF-1715
Launched10.8.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois-Guillaume Clairin-DeslauriersNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured12.4.1782NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Glorieux' (1782) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck164'French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2689 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth43'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9935 (45′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 7"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6855 (21′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.17567406 officers, 734 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de VaisseauRené Villars de la Brosse-Raquin (1704-1776)FWIKI1781Capitaine de Vaisseau d'Escards (Vicomte )BNF2

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
4.6.1781Took the Unrated Cutter Fly (8) off Grenada
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
BNF2Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIO TroudeDigital Book
 

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