L'Alcide

2192
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered10.1741EWIKI
Keel Laid Down3.1742NNF-1715
Launched6.12.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMars Class
ConstructorJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured8.6.1755BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Alcide' (1755) (64)

Dimensions


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)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


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


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

1 Petty Officer


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

Service History


DateEventSource
25.3.1747Action of 25 March 1747
20.6.1747Action of 1747-06-20
28.6.1748Arrived at Port Louis ref:1220
1.1749Sailed from Port Louis ref:1220
7.2.1749

Arrived at Poindichery

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

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/041755Fleet for QuebecChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:1220La Renommée 1744David StockmanWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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