Le Zodiaque

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Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1755NNF-1715
Launched19.11.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1757NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassDiadème ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sold1784NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck168' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5664 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck168'French Feet (Pied du Roi)54.5696 (179′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth43' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.0205 (45′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


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
2.17577406 officers, 734 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 10.9.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques-Antoine de GothoBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1757 - 21.12.1760Chef d'Escadre Anne Antoine d'Aché (Comte d'Aché de Serquigny) (1701-1780)ref:1275

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1756 - 1757Lieutenant de Vaisseau, Major de l'Escadre de d'Aché in India François-Aymar de Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)ref:6311758 - 10.9.1759Lieutenant de Vaisseau Anne Marie Charles de la Bourdonnaye (d.1759)

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1757First commissioned
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
5.1758Arrived off Fort St David which was being beseiged by Count de Lally, the fort surrendered in April
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
11.1782Condemned at Toulon and put up for saleNNF-1715
1784Sold at Toulon

 

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