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L'Hercule

2287
Nominal Guns56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1705NNF-1715
Launched22.6.1705NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1705NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor
DesjumeauxFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateSecond RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1746NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck137' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.502 (146′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0292 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen900Ton 

Armament


9.1705Broadside Weight = 338 French Livre (364.7696 lbs 165.451 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1708Broadside Weight = 288 French Livre (310.8096 lbs 140.976 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder

1708Broadside Weight = 186 French Livre (200.7312 lbs 91.047 kg)NNF-1661
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.17053577 officers, 350 crewNNF-1715

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1711 - 3.1712Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI
1719 - 1720Chef d'Escadre
Gilles des Nos de Champmeslin (Comte des Nos de Champmeslin)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1670-1724
ref:687
1724Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jacques Aymar de Roquefeuil (Comte de Roquefeuil)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1681-1722
ref:673

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1711Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Louis Langlois (Seigneur de Chancy)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1728
ref:673

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1719Garde de la Marineref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1708Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1711Began repairs at Martinique - France - Windward Islands NNF-1715
1712Completed repairs at Martinique - France - Windward Islands NNF-1715
1741Refitted as a Unrated Hulk

 

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