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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 Class (1757)NNF-1715
Constructor
Noel PometFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured1.8.1798NNF-1715
Becomes

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

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1757 - 1758Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis de Grimaudet du MotheuxFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1762
ref:673
1759Capitaine de Vaisseau
Joseph de Brunet de Castelpers (Comte de Panat)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1764
FWIKI
1762Capitaine de Vaisseau
Laurent Louis de SartreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1762
ref:631
1781 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1741-1791
ref:673
1798Capitaine de Vaisseau
Louis Léonce TrulletFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1768-1814
E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1762 - 4.1763Garde de la Marine
François Jacques de HillerinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1777
ref:673

1 Supernumerary


DatesRankNameSource
1796Commis d'Administration, , Sous-Chef
Jean Claude Cyprien SansonFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1794-1835
ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1779 - 1.1781Matelot
Jean François ChautardFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1776-1815
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1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
aft.20.4.1798 - 1.7.1798Constructeur Naval
Mathurin François BoucherFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1794-1851
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1758

Flag-ship of a division made up of three vessels "Souverain" , "Lion"  and "Oiseau" .

ref:673
13.1.1758Sailed from Toulon ref:673
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) 1780-1781
British 20 Gun
Unrated Armed Ship
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

 

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