Bienfaisant

2221
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1752NNF-1715
Launched13.10.1754NNF-1715
First Commissioned2.1756NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorJean GeoffroyNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured25.7.1758BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Bienfaisant' (1758) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck150'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.2085 (43′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


2.1756Broadside 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
2.1756500 NNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
25.7.1758Taken by the British by Boscawen at Louisburg


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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