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Le Neptune

2112
Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1778W033
Launched20.8.1778E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Designed by
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1782
W033
Constructor
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1782
W033
CategoryThird RateW033
National RateTroisième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Wrecked28.1.1795W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck168' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5688 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


8.1778Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1778Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis René Levassor de La ToucheFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1781
E-WIKI
1779 - 5.1779Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Jean d'Hector (Comte d'Hector)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1792
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1779 - 10.1779Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6731780 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1792
FWIKI
1794Capitaine de Vaisseau
Pierre TiphaineFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1757
FWIKI

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1782Enseigne de Vaisseau
Prosper Philippe d'Aigremont de PépinvastFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
28.10.1778Took the Privateer
Hercules (30) 1778-1778
British 30 Gun
Privateer

20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June

 

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Posted by Freddy Van Daele on Thursday 7th of January 2016 19:42

1779:commander Monsieur d'Hector
1780:commander Monsieur des Touches

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