L'Hippopotame -> 1777 Fier Rodrigue

Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1748NNF-1715
First Commissioned1750NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor François Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1784NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck141' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.8027 (150′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5255 (18′ 1″ Imperial)


1750Broadside 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
175041010 officers, 400 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders

1756Capitaine de Vaisseau Henri II de Rochemore (1702-1778)FWIKI5.5.1772 - 10.9.1772Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Claude Haudeneau (Comte de Breugnon) (1717-1792)ref:1275

2 Commissioned Officers

11.2.1756 - 1756Lieutenant de Vaisseau Charles Bernard Martial de Narbonne-Pelet (Baron de Narbonne-Pelet) (1720-1775)ref:6312.3.1772 - 1772Enseigne de Vaisseau Nicolas de Grimouard (1743-1794)FWIKI

Service History

20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
11.1777Renamed Fier RodrigueNNF-1715
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
8.1779Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship


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