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Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1730NNF-1715
Launched4.9.1733NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1734NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed by
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1702-1749
NNF-1715
Constructor
François CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1702-1749
NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured3.5.1747NNF-1715
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Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck142' 3"Imperial Feet43.2834 
Length of Keel117' 3"Imperial Feet35.6661 
Breadth40' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet12.1984 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,013 4994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck136' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1773 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7149 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth37'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0447 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold830Ton 
Depth in Hold17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)

Armament


5.1734Broadside Weight = 320 French Livre (345.344 lbs 156.64 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17343599 officers, 350 menNNF-1715

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1740Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Pierre d'Aymar d’Albi de Bres (Comte de Chateurenard)French
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1701-1762
ref:673
1741Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier de PiosinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1741
ref:631
1744Capitaine de Vaisseau
Claude Louis d'Espinchal (1st Marquis de Massiac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1702-1770
ref:673
1746Capitaine de Vaisseau
Claude de Bullion (Marquis de Montlouët)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
ref:631
7.4.1746 - 8.12.1746Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles de Courbon (Comte de Blenac)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1725-1764
ref:1755
1747 - 3.5.1747Capitaine de Vaisseau
Toussaint Hocquart de BlincourtFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1761
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4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.4.1735 - 1.3.1736Garde de la Marine
Antoine de Marges de Saint-VictoretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1769
ref:672
aft.11.4.1737 - 1737Garde de la Marine
Charles Louis Le Gendre d’AvirayFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1762
ref:673
1744Garde de la Marine
Charles Jean d'Hector (Comte d'Hector)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
ref:673
27.1.1744 - 1744Garde de la Marine
Joseph Bernard de Chabert-CogolinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1803
ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre

 

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Posted by guy sanders on Monday 12th of April 2021 08:38

Captain du Cailus 1735 took this ship to Smyrna before returning to Toulon. Source: Brucker, J. Excursion Archeologique de Deux Francais in the Jesuit review Études, v.102 (1905), pp.51-73.

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