L'Apollon

2199
Nominal Guns56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1738NNF-1715
Launched1740NNF-1715
First Commissioned1741NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
ConstructorPierre MorineauNNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre ref:690
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk as Blockship17.7.1758NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck132' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.8787 (140′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel118'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3384 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7108 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5255 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen800Ton 

Armament


1741Broadside Weight = 302 French Livre (325.9184 lbs 147.829 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1745 Begouen de Meauxref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17413577 officers, 350 menNNF-1715
17581758 officers, 167 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1743Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean-Baptiste Mac Nemara (Baron du Mung) (d.1756)FWIKI1745Corsaire CaptainMarcel Baudran de la Méttrie (1694-1751)ref:692

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1743Lieutenant de Vaisseau Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1745

Loan for privateering , homeport at

Nantes - Brittany
ref:692
28.3.1745Anglesea vs Apollon
28.3.1745Took the Fifth Rate Ship Anglesea (44) DBF
1758Re-armed en-fluteNNF-1715
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/041755Fleet for QuebecChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)
 

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