L'Alcyon

2193
Nominal Guns38NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1689NNF-1715
Launched7.1689NNF-1661
First Commissioned11.1689
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1715
ConstructorHendrick HouvensNNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1717/18NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck107' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.7536 (114′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth28' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.0944 (29′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen350Ton 

Armament


11.1689Broadside Weight = 168 French Livre (181.3056 lbs 82.236 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck18 French 12-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder

11.1689Broadside Weight = 170 French Livre (183.464 lbs 83.215 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck18 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.16892066 Officers, 200 menNNF-1715
1690300under Captain Bartref:692
1696210under Captain St Pierreref:692

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de VaisseauJean Bart (1651-1702)ref:6871693 - 1694Capitaine de VaisseauJean Bart (1651-1702)FWIKI1694Capitaine de Frégate Légère, temporality rank than permanentJoris van Crombrugghe (d.1711)ref:6921696Corsaire Captain de St Pierre ref:6921697Capitaine de VaisseauClaude Élisée de Court de La Bruyère (1666-1752)ref:673

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1690MousseFrançois Cornil Bart (1677-1755)FWIKI1693 - 1694Garde de la MarineFrançois Cornil Bart (1677-1755)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1690

Took 12 prizes under Captain Bart

ref:692
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank
1717

Condamned at

Lorient - Brittany
ref:692

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1703/061703Campagne of Spiztberg Second Squadron 

Notes on Ship


Possible date for captainref:692

Captain De la Rue in 1702 ?? : Alcyon , 40 guns , no date



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
ref:687Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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