Le Prompt

Nominal Guns70NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1692NNF-1661
First Commissioned3.1693NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1661
Designed by Rene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
Constructor Rene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
CategorySecond RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prompt Prize' (1702) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck157' 9"Imperial Feet47.8576 
Length of Keel129' 2"Imperial Feet39.321 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold15' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet4.5784 
Burthen1,391 2794Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck145' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.096 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 7"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2284 (17′ 1″ Imperial)


1693Broadside Weight = 642 French Livre (692.8464 lbs 314.259 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

1 Petty Officer

1701 - 12.10.1702Enseigne de Vaisseau Pierre de Blouet de Camilly (1666-1753)ref:673

Service History

12.10.1702Battle of Vigo


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