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Nominal Guns76NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1700/03NNF-1715
First Commissioned1701/06
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois CoulombNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up1726/07NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck151' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.0448 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.6416 (44′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1892 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,400Tons BM


1701/06Broadside Weight = 696 French Livre (751.1232 lbs 340.692 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

1704Broadside Weight = 618 French Livre (666.9456 lbs 302.511 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck18 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706/095099 officers, 500 menNNF-1715

Commanding Officers

1704Capitaine de Vaisseau Joseph-Charles Joubert de La Bastide (2nd Marquis de Châteaumorand)FWIKI1706 - 1707Capitaine de VaisseauClaude Élisée de Court de La Bruyèreref:6731709/11 - 1710Chef d'escadreJacques CassardB1771712 - 1713Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Abraham Duquesne-Monierref:687

Flag Officers

1706Chef d'escadreAbraham Duquesne-Guitonref:687

Commissioned Officers

1706 - 1707Capitaine en secondChevalier Abraham Duquesne-Monierref:687

Service History

1704Refitted as a 72 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1704/08/13Battle of Malaga
1707/07Submerged at Toulon to avoid shellfireNNF-1661
1707/07/29Battle of Toulon
1710/11/09Battle of Syracuse
1719refitting at Toulon NNF-1715
1722/05"mis en ponton-amiral" at ToulonNNF-1715


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
NNF-1661 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
ref:673 Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
B177 The Corsairs of FranceCharles Boswell NormanBook
ref:687 Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook

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