La Gloire

Nominal Guns46NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1724NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1725NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Constructor Jacques Poirier (d.1740)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Glory' (1747) (44)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 7"Imperial Feet39.6299 
Length of Keel108' 10"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold15' 7 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen748 4994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck122' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.6256 (130′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4748 (34′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.9045 (16′ 1″ Imperial)


5.1725Broadside Weight = 204 French Livre (220.1568 lbs 99.858 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 6-Pounder

1741Broadside Weight = 220 French Livre (237.424 lbs 107.69 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17252855 officers, 280 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander

1.6.1744 - 16.11.1744Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Roland-Michel Barrin (3rd Marquis de La Galissonière) (1693-1756)ref:1275

1 Commissioned Officer

1733Lieutenant de Vaisseau Vincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:673

2 Petty Officers

1744Garde de la Marine Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches) (1727-1793)ref:6315.1747 - 3.5.1747Garde de la Marine Joseph Bernard de Chabert-Cogolin (1724-1805)FWIKI

Service History


Sent to the Baltic to aid the Polish at the Seige of Danzig.

3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
10.8.1746Action of 10th Aug. 1746
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre


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