Le Tigre

Nominal Guns74NNF-1792
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1791NNF-1792
First Commissioned8.1793NNF-1792
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1792
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1792
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassNNF-1792
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)NNF-1792
Constructor Honoré-Sébastien Vial du ClairboisNNF-1792
CategoryThird RateNNF-1792
National RatePremier RangNNF-1792
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1792
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1792
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Tigre' (1795) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1792
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)


8.5.1793Broadside Weight = 910 French Livre (982.072 lbs 445.445 kg)NNF-1792
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793707Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

5.1793 - 11.1793Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Jean Van Stabel (1745/46-1797)E-WIKI11.1793 - 22.6.1795Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques Bedout (1750/51-1818)E-WIKI

1 Flag Officer

11.1793 - 3.2.1795Contre-Amiral Pierre Jean Van Stabel (1745/46-1797)E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

6.1793 - 13.6.1794Lieutenant de Vaisseau Pierre Louis L'Hermitte (1761-1828)ref:692

Service History

16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
23.6.1795Taken by the British at the Action of Ile Groix


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Maris Bruzgulis on Monday 15th of June 2020 10:26

Was this ship active during the Napoleonic Wars? Is a crew list available? When was it decommissioned? Thanks for any answers.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 20th of July 2012 21:56

12 Jun 1794 Ad Pierre Jean Van Stable’s grain convoy from North America with Tigre 74, Joan Bart 74 plus 2 74s arrive at Brest

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