L'Achille

2182
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1745NNF-1715
Launched15.11.1747NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1748NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorClaude Louis Coulomb (1725-1748)FWIKI
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured17.7.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck147' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.7456 (156′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1832 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,200Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck145'French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.099 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627 (40′ 6″ Imperial)

Armament


1.1748Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.17484899 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757Capitaine de Vaisseau PannatBNF3

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1745/46 - 1746Lieutenant de VaisseauLouis-Vincent de Langle (1714-?)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
9.3.1761Rippon v L'Achille
17.7.1761Action of 17th July 1761
17.7.1761Taken by Thunderer (74) off VigoBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Taken by Anglesea (44) BWAS-1714

 

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