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Nominal Guns64NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1695NNF-1661
Launched9.1695NNF-1661
First Commissioned1.1696NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Sold for Break Up1712NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck139' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.15 (148′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen1,000Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7024 (120′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)

Armament


1.1696Broadside Weight = 564 French Livre (608.6688 lbs 276.078 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

1699Broadside Weight = 552 French Livre (595.7184 lbs 270.204 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

1706Broadside Weight = 436 French Livre (470.5312 lbs 213.422 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1696388 NNF-1661

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1707

Loan for privateering .

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10.1.1707

Took under Captain du Hamel the ship "Petersborough Galley" of London , taken to Toulon .

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4.1707

Took under Captain du Hamel the ships "Vierge St-Joseph" and "Ames du Purgatoire" of Genoa , the second at the view of the Fort of the Canal of Piombino .

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