Le Jason

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Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1723NNF-1715
Launched1.4.1724NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Designed by Jacques Poirier (d.1740)NNF-1715
Constructor Jacques Poirier (d.1740)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sold6.1746BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Le Jason' (1746) (48)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck125' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6065 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel107' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.7768 (114′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0432 (36′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.8937 (16′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


8.1724Broadside Weight = 236 French Livre (254.6912 lbs 115.522 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1740Broadside Weight = 282 French Livre (304.3344 lbs 138.039 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 4-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 240 French Livre (259.008 lbs 117.48 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.17543055 officers, 300 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1737Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Baptiste Le Prévost du Quesnel (1682-?)FWIKI1738Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Gilles de Chavagnac (Baron de Pont-Quellenec) (1709-1740)ref:631

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1746 - 6.1746Garde de la Marine Charles René Sochet (Seigneur des Touches) (1727-1793)ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
1740Refitted as a 52 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1746

Take part in battles off Saint-Domingue .

ref:631

 

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