L'Illustre

2291
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1749NNF-1715
Launched1750NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1751
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassIllustre Class
ConstructorPierre SalinocNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Condemned10.1761NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck150'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel131' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.554 (139′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.2085 (43′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6043 (21′ 8″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


3.1750/51Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (550.392 lbs 249.645 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1750/515088 officers, 500 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1751Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:12201758 - 1759Capitaine de Vaisseaude Beauchesne3DECKS

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1751 - 1755Enseigne de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/041755Fleet for QuebecChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:1220La Renommée 1744David StockmanWeb Site
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

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