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Le Courtisan

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Nominal Guns64FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1686FWAS1626
Launched10.1686FWAS1626
First Commissioned4.1687FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardRochefort Dockyard - Rochefort FWAS1626
Designed by
Honoré MalletFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1679-1686
FWAS1626
Constructor
Honoré MalletFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1679-1686
FWAS1626
CategoryThird RateFWAS1626
National RateTroisième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Burnt5.1702FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck141' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.7968 (150′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0408 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5255 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck144' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7712 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0408 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5255 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Draught Forward16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Draught Aft19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1.050Tonneaux 

Armament


1687Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 454 French Livre (489.9568 lbs 222.233 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck10 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Pivot Mount24 French 12-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1687387 FWAS1626

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Lord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1697
ref:687
1692Capitaine de Vaisseau
François de Colbert de Saint-MarsFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1702
ref:687

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1697Lieutenant-Général
Chevalier André de NesmondFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1662-1697
FWAS1626

Service History


DateEventSource
1687Rerated as a Second RangFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur

 

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