Nominal Guns60NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1745/04NNF-1715
First Commissioned1746/05
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph Véronique Charles ChapelleNNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line


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)


1746/05Broadside Weight = 402 French Livre (414 lbs 196.779 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10French 6-Pounder
1756Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (384 lbs 182.094 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1746/055099 officers, 500 menNNF-1715


17561756Capitaine de Vaisseau d'HervilleEWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1756Re-classed as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line  
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1778/07/271st Battle of Ushant 
1780/10Rearmed en-flute at RochefortNNF-1715


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
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