Le Scipion

2149
Nominal Guns74W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Launched19.9.1778E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis E-WIKI
CategoryThird RateW033
National RatePremier RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Sunk in Action18.10.1782W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck170' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.2912 (46′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


1778Broadside 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


DatesRankNameSource
1781Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Antoine de Clavel (Comte )BNF21782 - 18.10.1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Nicolas de Grimouard (1743-1794)E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.2.1781 - 20.10.1781Lieutenant de Frégate Esprit-Tranquille Maistral (1763-1815)002

Service History


DateEventSource
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
18.10.1782Action of 18 October 1782

 

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