Le Duc d'Aquitaine2251
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
Keel Laid Down1753/09NNF-1715
First Commissioned1755/01
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient NNF-1715
ConstructorNicolas LevesqueNNF-1715
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Duc d'Aquitaine' (1757)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck150' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)


1755/01Broadside Weight = 168 French Livre (172 lbs 82.236 kg) NNF-1715
Gun Deck4French 36-Pounder
Gun Deck16French 12-Pounder
1757/05/30Broadside Weight = 450 French Livre (475 lbs 220.275 kg) B103
Gun Deck50French 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1755/0126011 officers, 249 menNNF-1715
1757/05/30493for 50 gunsBG

Service History

DateEvent Source
1757/05/30Action of 30th May 1757 
1757/05/30Taken by Eagle , Medway B103

Notes on Ship

Pierced for 64 guns


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B103 Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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