Le Faucon -> 1694 Faucon Francais -> 1703 Faucon

Nominal Guns40W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1673W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis W033
Ship ClassHasardeux ClassW033
ConstructorJean GuichardW033
CategoryFourth RateW033
National RateQuatrième RangW033
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up7.1708W033


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck115' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.352 (122′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel96' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)31.1808 (102′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen450French Tonneaux441.529 


1674Broadside Weight = 146 French Livre (157.5632 lbs 71.467 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck6 French 12-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck12 French 8-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1702Broadside Weight = 140 French Livre (151.088 lbs 68.53 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

1684Capitaine de Vaisseau Phillippe Le Valois (Marquis de Villette-Mursay) (1632-1707)ref:6741689Capitaine de Vaisseau Hervaultref:6871690Capitaine de Vaisseau Antoine de la Haye du Coudray (Chevalier de Montbault) (1642-1712)ref:687

Service History

1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1694Renamed Faucon FrancaisNNF-1661
1702Refitted as a 42 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1703Renamed FauconNNF-1661


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