Nominal Guns56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1682/05NNF-1715
First Commissioned1683/04
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
ConstructorChevalier Joseph Andrault (2nd Comte de Langeron)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck134' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5232 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 7"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7244 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2103 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen900Tons BM
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck133'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.2009 (141′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth37'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0447 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck133' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.1984 (141′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.4005 (37′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen900Tons BM


1683Broadside Weight = 534 French Livre (576.2928 lbs 261.393 kg) W033
Gun Deck24French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck24French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10French 6-Pounder
1683/04Broadside Weight = 438 French Livre (472.6896 lbs 214.401 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1683/043377 officers, 337 menNNF-1715

Flag Officers

1683/08/241683/10/25Lieutenant-Général des armées navales Raymond-Louis Preuilly d'Humières (Marquis de Preuilly d'Humières)ref:687


16901690Capitaine de Vaisseau Bitaut de Beorref:687
17021702Capitaine de Vaisseau de DemuinFWIKI

Commissioned Officers

17071709Lieutenant de VaisseauVincent Huon de Kermadecref:673

Service History

DateEvent Source
1689/05/01Battle of Bantry Bay 
1690/06/30Battle of Beachy Head 
1702/08/20Benbow vs DuCasse 
1716/06Re-classed as a Unrated Hulk  
1720/02Hulk transfered to the Compagnie des IndesNNF-1715


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
W033 Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NNF-1661 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
ref:687 Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
ref:673 Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site

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