Le Superbe

Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1735NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1740NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor Laurent HelieNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk in Action20.11.1759NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck152' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.3727 (161′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel133'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.2009 (141′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.7499 (45′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold21'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.8479 (22′ 5″ Imperial)


5.1740Broadside Weight = 792 French Livre (854.7264 lbs 387.684 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17405566 officers, 550 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders

16.1.1757 - 26.12.1757Capitaine de Vaisseau Antoine Nicolas Choiseul-Beaupré (Comte de Marcheville) (1716-1760)ref:12751759 - 20.11.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Pierre-René-Séraphin du Tertre de Montalais (d.1759)FWIKI

1 Flag Officer

1744 - 9.3.1744Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales Jacques Aymar de Roquefeuil (Comte de Roquefeuil) (1665-1744)ref:673

2 Commissioned Officers

4.1757 - 1757Capitaine de Brûlot François de Capellis (2nd Marquis de Capellis) (1711-1772)FWIKI1759Capitaine de Vaisseau, at the Battle of Quiberon BayChevalier Jean Joseph d'Annevilleref:631

1 Warrant Officer

16.1.1757 - 26.12.1757Enseigne de Vaisseau Charles-Louis Saulx de Rosnevet (1734-1776)ref:1275

Service History

8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.2.1744-19.3.1744French Fleet 1744 for Landing in England Jacques Aymar de Roquefeuil (Comte de Roquefeuil) (1665-1744) 

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