L'Achille

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Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1745NNF-1715
Launched15.11.1747NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1748
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon 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 5th April 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
9.3.1761Rippon v L'Achille
17.7.1761Action of 17 July 1761
17.7.1761Taken by Thunderer (74) off Vigo, Anglesea (44) BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
BNF3Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIIO TroudeDigital Book
 

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