L'Hercule -> 1795 Hydre

2079
Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1777W033
Launched5.10.1778E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis W033
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)W033
CategoryThird RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Razeed6.1794W033
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frigate 'L'Hydra' (1794) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck170' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


10.1778Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
5.1795Renamed HydreE-WIKI

 

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