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L'Alcyon

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Nominal Guns38NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1689NNF-1661
Launched7.1689NNF-1661
First Commissioned11.1689NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1661
Designed by
Hendrick HouvensFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1665-1692
NNF-1661
Constructor
Hendrick HouvensFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1665-1692
NNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeFrigate (Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre)NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Broken Up3.1718NNF-1661

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

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1702
Jean Levesque de Beaubriant French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1690-1703
Principal Managing Owner
ref:1586

Crew Complement


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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1676-1697
ref:687
1693 - 1694Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1676-1697
FWIKI
1694Capitaine de Frégate Légère, temporality rank than permanent
Joris van CrombruggheFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1688-1707
ref:692
1696Capitaine de Corsaire , Private Owners
de St Pierre French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1696
ref:692
1.1696 - 1696Capitaine de Vaisseau
Vincent d'Irrumberry de Salaberry de BennevilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Administrator
Service 1684-1750
ref:673
1697Capitaine de Vaisseau
Claude Élisée de Court de La BruyèreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1752
ref:673
1702Capitaine de Corsaire , Private Owners
de La Rue (Sieur de La Rue)French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1702-1705
ref:692

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1690Mousse
François Cornil BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1750
FWIKI
1693 - 1694Garde de la Marine
François Cornil BartFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1750
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1690

Took 12 prizes under Captain Bart

ref:692
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
1696

Under d'Irrumberry , he captured an English vessel and took part in Jean Bart's operations against the Dutch.

ref:673
17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank
1717

Condamned at Lorient

ref:692


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1702-1703Armement Mixte de Levesque de Beaubriant
Jean Levesque de Beaubriant French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1690-1703
 
6.1703-1703Armement Mixte : Campagne of Spiztberg Second Squadron  
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by MONTIER on Sunday 21st of March 2021 18:14

SOURCE : " Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la Flotte de guerre de Colbert à nos jours " par Jean-Michel ROCHE : ce vaisseau fut construit à l'Arsenal du Havre de Grâce pour le compte de la compagnie des Indes, et lancé sous le nom de " Le Havre " puis acheté sur cale par le Roi et renommé "" Alcyon "


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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