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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 MorineauFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre ref:690
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured12.7.1756NNF-1715
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Arc-en-Ciel' (1756) (50) 1756-1759
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

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) 1749-1784
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"

12.7.1756Taken by
Norwich (50) 1745-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

12.7.1756Taken by
Lichfield (50) 1746-1758
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line


 

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