Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1742NNF-1715
First Commissioned1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMars ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RateDeuxième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Alcide' (1755) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel128' 4 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Breadth44' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,373 7594Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck149' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.3952 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)


1743Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17444666 officers, 400 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer

15.1.1746/47 - 1750Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:1220

1 Commissioned Officer

6.3.1745 - 8.11.1745Enseigne de Vaisseau Pierre Claude Hocdenau (1771-1792)ref:1275

1 Petty Officer

1747 - 10.1747Garde de la Marine François-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

Service History

25.3.1747Action of March 25 1747
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
28.6.1748Arrived at Port Louis ref:1220
1.1749Sailed from Port Louis ref:1220

Arrived at Poindichery

1750Arrived at France ref:1220
6.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755
8.6.1755Taken by Torbay (90) off Louisbourg
8.6.1755Taken by Dunkirk (60)


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for QuebecChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764) 

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