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Le Minotaure

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1756NNF-1715
Launched4.1757NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1758NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassDiadème Class (1756)NNF-1715
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Deleted from list1.1783NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
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 Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


2.1758Broadside 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
2.17587406 officers, 734 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1758 - 1759Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jacques de Ruis-EmbitoFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1759
FWIKI
1763Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Jean d'Hector (Comte d'Hector)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1792
ref:673

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1762 - 1763Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673

1 Supernumerary


DatesRankNameSource
aft.11.1758 - 1758Ecrivain, date ?
Etienne de BarryFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1746-1790
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
5.1780Rerated as a 74 gun Flûte
7.1781At Saint-DominicaNNF-1715
7.1781Rerated as a 74 gun Floating Battery

 

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