Le Héros

2082
Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1778W033
Launched30.12.1778E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardToulon - Provence W033
Constructor Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)W033
CategoryThird RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Captured8.1793E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck168' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5664 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


30.12.1778Broadside 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

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.3.1781 - 15.3.1781Garde de la Marine Étienne Eustache Bruix (1759-1805)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
21.1.1782Took the British Hannibal (50) off Sumatra in company with Artesien (64)B066
21.1.1782Action of 1782-01-21
21.1.1782Took the Ship of the Line Hannibal (50)
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
29.8.1793Siege of Toulon

 

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