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Le Maure -> 1679 Neptune

2314
Nominal Guns44W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1678W033
Launched20.8.1678W033
First Commissioned5.1679W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
W033
CategoryFourth RateW033
National RateQuatrième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Condemned1702W033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck114' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.0272 (121′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel100' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth30' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.744 (31′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


1679Broadside Weight = 286 French Livre (308.6512 lbs 139.997 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder

1690Broadside Weight = 304 French Livre (328.0768 lbs 148.808 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1679250 NNF-1661
1690300 NNF-1661

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1689Capitaine de Vaisseau
Antoine Armand de Robec (Comte de Pallière)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1690
ref:687
1690Capitaine de Vaisseau
Claude de ForbinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1675-1715
ref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1679Renamed NeptuneNNF-1661
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
1690Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1.1691Began repairs at Le Havre - Normandy NNF-1661
2.1691Completed repairs at Le Havre - Normandy NNF-1661

 

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