Le Mars

2306
Nominal Guns54NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1705/06NNF-1715
Launched1705/12NNF-1715
First Commissioned1706/04
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardDunkerque NNF-1661
ConstructorRene Le VasseurNNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1721NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck134' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5232 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck134' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.5232 (142′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7199 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.6081 (15′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


1706/04Broadside Weight = 328 French Livre (353.9776 lbs 160.556 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1705360 ref:692
1706/04320 NNF-1661
1706/043077 officers, 300 menNNF-1715

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1705Capitaine de Vaisseau Henri Illiers (Comte d'Illiers)ref:6921711/03 - 1711Capitaine de Vaisseau, commission from the King Louis-Paul Danycan (Sieur de la Cité)ref:684

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1706 - 1707Chef d'escadreChevalier Claude de Forbin

Service History


DateEventSource
1706/10/02Action of 1706-10-02
1707/05/01Action off Brighthelmstone
1707/10/10Took the Ruby (50) BWAS-1603
1707/10/10Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line Ruby (50) in the Western Approaches
1707/10/10Battle of the Lizard
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1661 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:692 Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
ref:684 Origine du nom Danycan Web Site
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
 

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