L'Illustre

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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1751 - 11.1751Chef d'escadreChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)FWIKI11.1751 - 1752Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:122020.3.1755 - 25.9.1755Capitaine de Vaisseau Antoine Nicolas Choiseul-Beaupré (Comte de Marcheville) (1716-1760)ref:12751758 - 1759Capitaine de Vaisseaude Beauchesne3DECKS

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.2.1758 - 30.10.1760Lieutenant de Vaisseau Jacques de Boutier (Chevalier de la Cardonnie) (1723-1791)ref:1275

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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for QuebecChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764) 
 

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