Nominal Guns64/56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1722NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1724NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Ship ClassEclatant ClassNNF-1715
ConstructorLaurent HelieNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck140'French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth38'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3695 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8667 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3424 (40′ 5″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8667 (19′ 2″ Imperial)


12.1724Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1724Home: 456 Abroad: 456 Peacetime: 406including 6 officersNNF-1715

4 Commanding Officers

4.1739 - 9.1739Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI21.7.1740 - 23.5.1741Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI1745 - 9.7.1745Corsaire CaptainPierre Dehau (d.1745)ref:6929.7.1745 - 1746Corsaire CaptainPierre Jean Bart (1712-1759)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1745 - 9.7.1745Corsaire LieutenantPierre Jean Bart (1712-1759)FWIKI

Service History

9.7.1745Lion v L'Elizabeth

Took 8 british ships

1748Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Hulk FWAS1626


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Posted by Albert Parker on Thursday 20th of February 2020 07:52

Pierre De Hau's name was spelled as two words--he was Flemish, so the name is Dutch, like De Ruyter. He was not a "lieutenant" but the capitaine en second. A[rmand] Corré, _Amateurs et marins Bretons d'autrefois_, 2nd series (Vannes: Imprimerie Lafolye, 1897), p. 16, lists all the officers, including a "écrivain du roy et premier lieutenant," 11 numbered lieutenants (from "1er" to "11e") and 7 ensigns, plus the surgeon and chaplain. There were so many officers because the ship was going to go privateering after the voyage to Scotland with munitions and few soldiers for Prince Charles Edward Stewart, and officers who could navigate were needed to bring in the prizes that the ship hoped to captured. That's why the crew for that voyage was 543 (net of 562 + 87 "supplemental" - 106 deserters before sailing), not either 400 or 450. Bart was killed in action on July 20 (July 9 in the British calendar), 1745. He had been born at Dunkirk on October 22, 1712 [Émile Mancel, "Gaspart Art et ses descendants," Union Faulconnier: Société historique & archéologique de Dunkerque & de la Flandre maritime, _Bulletin_, vol. 7 (1904), p. 25].

Posted by regis on Sunday 29th of December 2019 19:42

correct in the bio of Pierre Bart , second of the Elisabeth,Captain Pierre Dehau

Posted by regis on Sunday 29th of December 2019 19:00

I think Dau is Pierre Dehau , Captain of Elisabeth in Salein Base, same details as this ship , just error in the date of death

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