L'Hippopotame -> 1777 Fier Rodrigue

2290
Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1748NNF-1715
Launched5.7.1749NNF-1715
First Commissioned1750NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois 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

Dimensions


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)
Burthen1,030Ton 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitaine de VaisseauHenri de Rochemore (1702-1778)FWIKI5.5.1772 - 10.9.1772Capitaine de Vaisseau Pierre Claude Hocdenau (Comte de Breugnon) (1771-1792)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
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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