Nominal Guns38NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1689NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1689NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1715
Constructor Hendrick HouvensNNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up3.1718NNF-1715


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)


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


1702 Jean Levesque de Beaubriant (1666-1706) Principal Managing Ownerref:1586

Crew Complement

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

6 Commanding Officers

1690Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Bart (1651-1702)ref:6871693 - 1694Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Bart (1651-1702)FWIKI1694Capitaine de Frégate Légère, temporality rank than permanent Joris van Crombrugghe (d.1711)ref:6921696Corsaire Captain de St Pierre ref:6921697Capitaine de Vaisseau Claude Élisée de Court de La Bruyère (1666-1752)ref:6731702Corsaire Captain de la Rueref:692

2 Crewmen

1690Mousse François Cornil Bart (1677-1755)FWIKI1693 - 1694Garde de la Marine François Cornil Bart (1677-1755)FWIKI

Service History


Took 12 prizes under Captain Bart

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank

Condamned at



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1702-1703Armement Mixte de Levesque de Beaubriant Jean Levesque de Beaubriant (1666-1706) 
6.1703-1703Armement Mixte : Campagne of Spiztberg Second Squadron  

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Posted by Brian Shepherd on Monday 22nd of June 2020 15:52

In 1702, L'Alcyon was loaned to the privateer Beaubriand-Lévesque, captained by Francis Delarue. In March 1703, le Hazardeux was loaned to Beaubriand-Lévesque as a replacement for L'Alcyon.
See hazardousproject.info

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