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Le Palmier

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1750NNF-1715
Launched21.7.1752NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1752NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassPalmier Class (1752)NNF-1715
Constructor
Joseph Véronique Charles ChapelleFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1735-1776
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up to Rebuild1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck163' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)52.9458 (173′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel144' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7743 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth43'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9935 (45′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


10.1752Broadside 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
10.17526566 officers, 650 menNNF-1715

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1755Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Joseph de Bauffremont-CourtenayFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1777
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1778Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier César-Henri Boscal de RéalsFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1741
FWIKI
1780Capitaine de Vaisseau
François-Aymar de Monteil (Comte de Monteil)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1787
FWIKI
21.7.1781 - 13.12.1781Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean-François d'Arros (Baron d'Argelos)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ref:1275
1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
de Martelly-ChautardFrench
Naval Sailor
BNF2

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1755 - 1757Capitaine en Second, no date
Chevalier Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1779
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1755

Campaign led by Dubois de La Motte's fleet to supply New France .

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6.8.1758Took the Sloop
Stork (10) 1756-1758
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off Cape St Nicholas, Hispaniola

2.9.1758Dreadnought v Le Palmier
2.9.1758Palmier vs Assistance
12.3.1759Action of 12/13th March 1759
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes

 

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Posted by Steve lockhart on Thursday 11th of February 2021 14:45

Wrecked in a storm off Bermuda 24.10.1782. Source : French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626-1786

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