Le Zélé -> 1805 Reserve

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1762NNF-1715
Launched1.7.1763NNF-1715
First Commissioned1764NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassCésar ClassNNF-1715
Designed byAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up5.1806NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck168'French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5696 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel151' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.048 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.7396 (22′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


1764Broadside 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
17647216 officers, 715 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781Capitaine de VaisseauBalthazar Gras-PrévilleEWIKI1795Capitaine de VaisseauAved MagnacFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
11.1804CondemnedNNF-1715
1.1805Renamed ReserveNNF-1715

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 14th of August 2019 10:49

I have Rear-Admiral St Laurent flag in Zele 74 at Battle of Grenada 6th July 1779

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