L'Oriflamme

2316
Nominal Guns56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1743NNF-1715
Launched30.10.1744NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
Designed byPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
ConstructorPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured1.4.1761NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel118' 5""French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3264 (125′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5564 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,000Tons BM 

Armament


1744Broadside Weight = 332 French Livre (358.2944 lbs 162.514 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 4-Pounder

1747Broadside Weight = 320 French Livre (345.344 lbs 156.64 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

1.4.1761Broadside Weight = 282 French Livre (304.3344 lbs 138.039 kg)B103
Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.174439010 officers, 380 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
1757Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
28.2.1758Osborne's Action
1761Refitted as a 40 gun Fourth Rate
1.4.1761Captured but not taken into the Royal NavyBWAS-1714
1.4.1761Isis vs L'Oriflamme
1.4.1761Taken by Isis (50) Off Morocco


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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