Le Robuste

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1757NNF-1715
Launched2.9.1758NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1759NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor Antoine Groignard (1727-1799)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1784NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck175'French Feet (Pied du Roi)56.8418 (186′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8208 (22′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,600Ton 

Armament


4.1759Broadside 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
4.17597216 officers, 715 menNNF-1715

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de Vaisseau Fragnier de VienneFWIKI10.1.1761 - 1761Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles-Henri-Louis d'Arsac (Chevalier de Ternay) (1722/23-1780)FWIKI1777 - 1778Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)E-WIKI1.1778 - 2.1781Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse) (1722-1788)E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 10th of June 2012 22:51

17 Apr 1780 Robuste 74 flag to R-Ad De Grasse at Battle of Martinique

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