L'Amphitrite -> 1705 Protée

Nominal Guns52NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1699NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1701NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1715
ConstructorRene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1725NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck122'French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.6281 (130′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel102'French Feet (Pied du Roi)33.1567 (108′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0432 (36′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)


4.1701Broadside Weight = 302 French Livre (325.9184 lbs 147.829 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 4-Pounder

1707Broadside Weight = 220 French Livre (237.424 lbs 107.69 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.17013066 officers, 300 menNNF-1715
1705338 ref:692

3 Commanding Officers

31.10.1705 - 1705Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques Aymar (Comte de Roquefuille) (1665-1744)1707Capitaine de Vaisseau Henri Illiers (Comte d'Illiers) (1663-1727)6.1722 - 10.1722Capitaine de Frégate LégèreChevalier Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

Service History


Loan for privateering

3.1704/5Renamed ProtéeNNF-1715
1707Refitted as a 48 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line

Loan for privateering

1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard


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