Fier

2269
Nominal Guns60NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1745NNF-1715
Launched1.12.1745NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1746
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph Véronique Charles Chapelle (1716-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold5.1782NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck143' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4483 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.9882 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5525 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen880Ton 

Armament


5.1746Broadside Weight = 402 French Livre (433.8384 lbs 196.779 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

1756Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17465099 officers, 500 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitaine de Vaisseau d'HervilleEWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1756Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
10.1780Rearmed en-flute at RochefortNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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