Le Modeste

2312
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1756NNF-1715
Launched12.2.1759NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1759NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorNoel PometNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured18.8.1759NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Modeste' (1759) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck151'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.0453 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel127' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2586 (135′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1953 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,150Ton 

Armament


5.1759Broadside 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
5.17594899 officers, 480 crewNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759 - 18.8.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau Dulac de MontvertFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
18.8.1759Taken by the British by Boscawen at Lagos

 

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