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L'Alcide

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered10.1741E-WIKI
Keel Laid Down3.1742NNF-1715
Launched6.12.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMars ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph-Louis OllivierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RateDeuxième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured8.6.1755BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Alcide' (1755) (64) 1755-1772
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

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

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1745Capitaine de Vaisseau
François Henri de CoulombeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
ref:673
15.1.1747 - 1750Capitaine de Vaisseauref:1220

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1755 - 8.6.1755Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Nicolas Pierre des Nos de ChampmeslinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1786
ref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1745 - 8.11.1745Enseigne de Vaisseauref:1275

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1747 - 10.1747Garde de la Marine
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
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
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) 1749-1784
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
off Louisbourg

8.6.1755Taken by
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Quebec 1755 
 

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