Le Jason

Nominal Guns58W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1704W033
First Commissioned7.1704W033
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Constructor Blaise PangaloW033
CategoryThird RateW033
National RateDeuxième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up1720W033
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Argonaut' (1782) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.6928 (38′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen800Tons BM 


1704Broadside Weight = 328 French Livre (353.9776 lbs 160.556 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1712Broadside Weight = 336 French Livre (362.6112 lbs 164.472 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1704320 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders

1707Capitaine de Frégate de Coursérac (Chevalier de Coursérac)ref:10107.1708 - 11.1708Lieutenant de Vaisseau Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

Service History

23.11.1704Action of 1704-11-23
1.1705Worcester vs Jason
28.7.1706Took the Gosport (32) (32)BWAS-1603
28.7.1706Gosport vs Jason
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
15.12.1707Took the Merchantman Ouangonau near the Isles of Ouessantref:1010
1712Refitted at BrestW033
1712Refitted as a 58 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line


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