Le Fleuron

2271
Nominal Guns56NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1688NNF-1661
Launched21.7.1687NNF-1661
First Commissioned12.1689NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1661
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
Scuttled7.1707NNF-1661

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck132' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.8736 (140′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel108' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.0784 (115′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.6928 (38′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2058 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen900Ton 

Armament


7.1689Broadside Weight = 408 French Livre (440.3136 lbs 199.716 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck8 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck16 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

1705Broadside Weight = 360 French Livre (388.512 lbs 176.22 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1689330 NNF-1661

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine de VaisseauMichel Chabert (1648-1711)ref:6871692Capitaine de Vaisseau de Montgon (Marquis de Montgon) (1660-1729)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705Refitted as a 52 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
7.1707Submerged at Toulon to avoid shell fireNNF-1661
11.1707Re-floatedNNF-1661
1715Refitted as a Unrated Hulk

 

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