Le Téméraire2160
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1748/08NNF-1715
Launched1749/12/24BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1750
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTéméraire Class
ConstructorFrançois CoulombNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Captured1759/08/18BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Temeraire' (1759)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 2"Imperial Feet51.5119
Length of Keel137'' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet41.7671
Breadth48' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.6495
Depth in Hold20' 9 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087
Burthen1,685 8094Tons BM
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck163' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)52.9424 (173′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.9664 (45′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,580Ton

Armament

1750Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (881 lbs 410.201 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17506666 officers, 660 menNNF-1715

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
17561756Capitaine de Vaisseau Beaumont-LemaîtreFWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1759/08/18Battle of Lagos Bay 


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 
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