Le Neptune

2111
Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1723NNF-1715
Launched11.1723NNF-1715
First Commissioned1724W033
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Designed byLaurent HelieW033
ConstructorLaurent HelieNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Captured14.10.1747W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck154' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.0222 (164′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.6416 (44′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck154' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.0222 (164′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.8519 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.6416 (44′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Tons BM 

Armament


1723Broadside Weight = 792 French Livre (854.7264 lbs 387.684 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17245566 officers, 550 menNNF-1715

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1744Chef d'escadreChevalier Pierre de Blouet de Camilly (1666-1753)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1.1744/45Action of 1745-01-08
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
10.8.1746Action of 10th Aug. 1746
18.10.1746Took the Ship of the Line Severn (50) in the Channel
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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