Caton

2235
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1770NNF-1715
Launched5.7.1777NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1778
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured19.4.1782NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Caton' (1782) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck156'French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.6717 (166′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel139'French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.1534 (148′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1953 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


5.1778Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 5.9.1781Capitaine de Vaisseau de Framond (Comte )EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
19.4.1782Taken by the British by Rodney in the Mona Passage


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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