Lion

2303
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered26.1.1749FWAS1786
Keel Laid Down17.6.1749NNF-1715
Launched22.5.1751NNF-1715
First Commissioned1752FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard FWAS1786
Ship ClassLion ClassFWAS1786
Designed byPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line FWAS1786
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold8.1785FWAS1786

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck151'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.0453 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel134'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5264 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1892 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,150Ton 

Armament


1752Broadside 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
4.17554899 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitaine de VaisseauPaul-Hippolyte de Beauvilliers (1712-1788)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
12.9.1782Took the Hired Vessel Ship Sophie (28)
12.1783Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship FWAS1786


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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