Le Brillant

2231
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1772NNF-1715
Launched9.1774NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1774NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Designed byAntoine GroignardFWAS1786
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1797NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck157'French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.9969 (167′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel142'French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1229 (151′ 3″ 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)
Burthen1,200Ton 

Armament


12.1774Broadside 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
12.17745899 officers, 580 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1778Chef de DivisionJean-Baptiste-François Lollivier de Tronjoly

Service History


DateEventSource
10.8.1778Second Battle of Pondicherry
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
9.1787Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
9.1795Condemned at CherbourgNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
 

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