Le Fantasque

2264
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1757NNF-1715
Launched10.5.1758NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1759NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon NNF-1715
Ship ClassLion ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Pierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
Constructor Joseph Véronique Charles Chapelle (1716-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Hulked11.1784NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck151'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.0453 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel134'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5264 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1892 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,150Ton 

Armament


5.1759Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

3.1780Broadside Weight = 198 French Livre (213.6816 lbs 96.921 kg)E-WIKI
Middle Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17594899 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1777 - 1779Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Pierre-Andre de Suffren (1726-1788)FWIKI1780 - 1782Capitaine de Frégate de VaudoréE-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
3.1780Refitted as a 38 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
2.1781Refitted as a 38 gun Unrated Flûte E-WIKI
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
10.1781Ran aground at Newport, but refloatedNNF-1715
3.1784Condemned at LorientNNF-1715
11.1784Hulked in MartiniqueNNF-1715

 

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