Le Magnifique

2105
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1747NNF-1715
Launched7.3.1748/49NNF-1715
First Commissioned7.1750
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassMagnifique Class
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked8.1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck165'French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.5941 (175′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth43'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9935 (45′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6043 (21′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen1,455Ton 

Armament


7.1750Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.17506666 Officers, 660 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de VaisseauSébastien-François Bigot de Morogues (1706-1781)FWIKI1776 - 1777Capitaine de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 1760Lieutenant de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1778 - 1781PilotePierre Martin (1751/52-1820)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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Posted by art milmore on Thursday 27th of October 2016 15:40

i'v learned that the america had been scrapped 3-4 yrs later in french service due to the wood being green and not allowed to dry out. this results in warping and much leakage also the ship had to be careened the previous yr to her loss in the carribean due to having to repace a rotted bottom plank. no wonder the ship filled with water after hitting the mud... the local divers are still finding her cannonballs today and they are in great condition off the northern side of lovells island. i've held one of them in my hand art milmore maritime/naval historian im researching the ship for a chapter in my second book

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