Le Mars

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Nominal Guns54NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1705NNF-1715
Launched12.1705NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1706NNF-1661
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1661
ConstructorRene Le VasseurNNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
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


4.1706Broadside 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
4.1706320 NNF-1661
4.17063077 officers, 300 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1705Capitaine de Vaisseau Henri Illiers (Comte d'Illiers) (1663-1727)ref:6923.1710/11 - 1711Capitaine de Vaisseau, commission from the King Louis-Paul Danycan (Sieur de la Cité) (1671-1713)ref:684

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1706 - 1707Chef d'escadreChevalier Claude de Forbin (1656-1733)

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1706Action of 1706-10-02
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Took the Ruby (50) BWAS-1603
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
10.10.1707Took the Ship of the Line Ruby (50) in the Western Approaches


Sources


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

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