L'Arc en Ciel

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Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1744NNF-1715
Launched1745NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1746NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1715
Constructor Pierre MorineauNNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre ref:690
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured12.7.1756NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Arc-en-Ciel' (1756) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck135'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.8519 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth37'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0447 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8769 (19′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen800Ton 

Armament


4.1746Broadside Weight = 320 French Livre (345.344 lbs 156.64 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.17463655 officers, 360 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
25.3.1747Action of March 25 1747
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
12.7.1756Taken by Torbay (90)
12.7.1756Taken by Norwich (50)
12.7.1756Taken by Lichfield (50)

 

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