L'Hercule

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Launched5.12.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured21.4.1798BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Hercule' (1798) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 3"Imperial Feet55.1697 
Length of Keel149' 8 ½"Imperial Feet45.4279 
Breadth48' 6 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 9"Imperial Feet6.6294 
Burthen1,876 3394Tons BM 

Armament


5.12.1797Broadside Weight = 910 French Livre (982.072 lbs 445.445 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798690EstablishmentW005

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1797 - 21.4.1798Capitaine de VaisseauLouis L'Heritier (1747-1823)W005

Service History


DateEventSource

25.10.1794Taken by Mars (74) off Brest
21.4.1798Mars vs Hercule

 

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