L'Ardent

2205
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1721NNF-1715
Launched1723NNF-1715
First Commissioned1724NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Ship ClassArdent ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Blaise Geslain (d.1748)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
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

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1732Capitaine de Vaisseau Vincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:67319.3.1746 - 12.10.1746Lieutenant de Vaisseau Paul Osée Bidé de Chézac (1707-1764)ref:1275

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1740 - 28.4.1741Garde de la Marine Antoine de Marges de Saint-Victoret (1712-1788)ref:67220.3.1744 - 21.1.1745Garde de la Marine Jean-François d'Arros (1726-1791)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
10.1746Chased into Quiberon bay, and later burnt by the EnglishNNF-1715
1.10.1746Action of 1746-10-01

 

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