Le Palmier

2117
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1750NNF-1715
Launched21.7.1752NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1752
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassPalmier Class
ConstructorJoseph Véronique Charles Chapelle (1716-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier César-Henri Boscal de Réals (1723-?)FWIKI1780Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Aymar Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)FWIKI1781Capitaine de VaisseauLord Jean François Bricqueville (Baron d'Arros d'Argelos)EWIKI1782Capitaine de Vaisseau de Martelly-ChautardBNF2

Service History


DateEventSource
6.8.1758Took the Unrated Sloop Stork (10) off Cape St Nicholas, Hispaniola
2.9.1758Dreadnought v Le Palmier
2.9.1758Palmier vs Assistance
12.3.1759Action of 12/13 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BNF2Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIO TroudeDigital Book
 

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