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Le Mars

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Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1739NNF-1715
Launched5.1740NNF-1715
First Commissioned4.1741NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassMars ClassNNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured10.1746NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Mars' (1746) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 3"Imperial Feet48.4645 
Length of Keel128' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet39.0335 
Breadth44' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,373 8894Imperial Feet0.0238 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck149'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.4002 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel147'??French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.7456 (156′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1983 (20′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


1739Broadside 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
4.17414666 officers, 400 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1744Capitaine de Vaisseau Antoine-Alexis Périer (Comte de Salvert) (1691-1757)PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
8.5.1744Action of 1744-05-08
8.5.1744Took the Ship of the Line Northumberland (64) off Ushant
11.10.1746Taken by Nottingham (60) off Cape clear
11.10.1746Taken by Exeter (58) off Cape Clear


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
 

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Posted by Albert Parker on Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 02:13

The commanding officer of Mars on 1744-05-08 was Capt. Antoine-Alexis Périer (“Périer le cadet," later Périer de Salvert)

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