Le Fidèle

2268
Nominal Guns58NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Launched1.1704NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1661
Constructor Philippe Cochois (d.1714/15)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Wrecked29.1.1712W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3492 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.9153 (16′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen800Ton 

Armament


1704Broadside Weight = 468 French Livre (505.0656 lbs 229.086 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

1707Broadside Weight = 390 French Livre (420.888 lbs 190.905 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1707380 
6.1711486 ref:801

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1707Capitaine de Vaisseau Hennequin1708Capitaine de Vaisseau Gaspard Goussé (Comte de la Roche-Allard) (1664-1745)ref:6876.1711 - 1712Corsaire Captain Thomas Auguste Miniac (Sieur de la Moinerie ) (1676-1713)ref:801

Service History


DateEventSource
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard

 

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