Le Palmier

2117
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 ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Joseph Véronique Charles Chapelle (1716-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-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 VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Bauffremont-Courtenay (1714-1781)ref:6311778Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier César-Henri Boscal de Réals (1723-?)FWIKI1780Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Aymar de Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)FWIKI21.7.1781 - 13.12.1781Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-François d'Arros (Baron d'Argelos) (1726-1791)ref:12751782Capitaine de Vaisseau de Martelly-ChautardBNF2

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1755 - 1757Capitaine en Second, no dateChevalier Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1755

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

ref:631
6.8.1758Took the Sloop Stork (10) 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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