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Le Sceptre -> 1792 Convention -> 1800 Marengo

Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down25.5.1780W033
First Commissioned10.1780W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1795
CategoryThird RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up1811W033


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck171' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.5408 (182′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9832 (22′ 10″ Imperial)


9.1780Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

1.1781 - 1783Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis Rigaud de Vaudreuil (1st Comte de Vaudreuil)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1783
1794Capitaine de Vaisseau
Joseph AllaryFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1807

Service History

29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
29.9.1792Renamed ConventionE-WIKI
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
8.1800Renamed MarengoE-WIKI


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