Le Belliqueux

Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1752NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1756NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSphinx ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Pierre SalinocNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Belliqueux' (1758) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck150'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.8519 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)


12.1756Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.175649111 officers, 480 crewNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders

1757Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)FWIKI1758 - 31.10.1758Capitaine de Vaisseau René-Roland de MartelFWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

2.5.1758 - 2.11.1758Enseigne de Vaisseau Charles Étienne Bombelle (1733-1783)ref:1275

Service History

8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
31.10.1758Antelope vs Belliqueux
31.10.1758Taken by Antelope (50)


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Posted by Lucie D. on Tuesday 18th of September 2018 16:06

Article about the Belliqueux on the blog ''Fouilles Trouvailles'' and the website ''Généalogie & Origines Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
Tittle : Du Belliqueux au Bonnaventure.
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