Le Neptune

Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1778W033
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Designed by Pierre-Augustin LamotheW033
Constructor Pierre-Augustin LamotheW033
CategoryThird RateW033
National RateTroisième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033


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)


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

3 Ship Commanders

1778Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Louis René Levassor de La Touche (1745-1804)E-WIKI1780 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches) (1727-1793)FWIKI1794Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre TiphaineFWIKI

1 Petty Officer

1782Enseigne de Vaisseau Prosper Philippe d'Aigremont de Pépinvast (1761-1787)FWIKI

Service History

28.10.1778Took the Privateer Hercules (30)
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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