Le Zodiaque

2179
Nominal Guns74NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1755NNF-1715
Launched19.11.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassDiadème Class
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 10.9.1759Capitaine de VaisseauJacques-Antoine de GothoBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 1758Chef d'escadre Anne Antoine d'Aché (Comte d'Aché de Serquiny) (1701-1780)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1758 - 10.9.1759Lieutenant de VaisseauAnne 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
11.1782Condemned at Toulon and put up for saleNNF-1715
1784Sold at Toulon


Sources


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

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