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L'Ardent

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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 Class (1723)NNF-1715
Constructor
Blaise GeslainFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk in Action12.10.1746ref:673

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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1740 - 1741Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6731744Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Jérémie de MeschinFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1687-1744
FWIKI
1746 - 12.10.1746Capitaine de Vaisseau
François Henri de CoulombeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
ref:673

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1732Capitaine de Vaisseau
Vincent Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1733
, capitaine en second
ref:673
1734Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineref:67319.3.1746 - 12.10.1746Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Paul Osée Bidé (Seigneur de Chezac)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1764
ref:1275

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1727Garde de la Marine
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755
27.7.1740 - 28.4.1741Garde de la Marine
Antoine de Marges de Saint-VictoretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1769
ref:672
20.3.1744 - 21.1.1745Garde de la Marine
Jean-François d'ArrosFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
1732

Campaign to Saint-Domingue .

ref:673
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
10.1746Chased into Quiberon bay, and later burnt by the EnglishNNF-1715
12.10.1746Action of 1746-10-12


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1746-10.1746Fleet for Louisbourg 1746  
 

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