L'Ardent

2205
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1721NNF-1715
Launched1723NNF-1715
First Commissioned1724
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1715
Ship ClassArdent Class
ConstructorBlaise Geslain (d.1748)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action1.10.1746NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck140' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.4774 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6732 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8769 (19′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,000Ton 

Armament


1724Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17243866 officers, 380 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1741Capitaine de Vaisseau d'Espinay de Boisguérould BNF1

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1732Capitaine de VaisseauVincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:673

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1740 - 28.4.1741Garde de la MarineAntoine de Marges de Saint-Victoret (1712-1788)ref:672

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1.1740/41Action of 1741-01-07
10.1746Chased into Quiberon bay, and later burnt by the EnglishNNF-1715
1.10.1746Action of 1746-10-01


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BNF1Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IO TroudeDigital Book
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
ref:672Le Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques Web Site
 

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