Le Lion -> 1793 Marat -> 1795 Formidable

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1791BWAS-1793
Launched29.4.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured23.6.1795BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Belleisle' (1795) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck184' 5"Imperial Feet56.0847 
Length of Keel149' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet45.4216 
Breadth48' 9"Imperial Feet14.659 
Depth in Hold21' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Burthen1,889 794Tons BM 

Armament


29.4.1794Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1795Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles Alexandre Léon Durand de Linois (Comte de Linois) (1761-1848)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1793Renamed MaratBWAS-1793
5.1795Renamed FormidableE-WIKI
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
23.6.1795Taken by the British at the Action of Ile Groix

 

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