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Le Souverain -> 1792 Peuple Souverain

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1755NNF-1715
Launched6.6.1757NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1757NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassSouverain ClassNNF-1715
ConstructorNoel PometNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured1.8.1798NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Guerriere' (1798) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck164' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)53.2672 (174′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.9832 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,536Ton 

Armament


11.1757Broadside 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
11.17577216 officers, 715 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
24.8.1781Took the Armed Ship Sandwich (20) off Charleston
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
9.4.1782Action off Dominique
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1792Renamed Peuple Souverain
29.8.1793Siege of Toulon
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
1.8.1798Taken by the British at the Battle of the Nile


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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