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L'Heureux Retour

Nominal Guns54NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Happy Return' (1654) (44) 1654-1691
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Happy Return"
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk B028
Edmund EdgarBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen608 4994Tons BM 


1695Broadside Weight = 298 French Livre (321.6016 lbs 145.871 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1692270 NNF-1661

Service History

1692repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1661
1695Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
28.4.1708Taken by
Burford (70) 1699-1719
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line


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