L'Orphee2318
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1748/01NNF-1715
Launched1749/05/10NNF-1715
First Commissioned1750
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph Véronique Charles ChapelleNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Captured1758/02/28BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck146'French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.4243 (155′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel130'French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth40'French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.992 (42′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1983 (20′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen1,180Ton

Armament

1750Broadside Weight = 510 French Livre (523 lbs 249.645 kg) NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17504466 officers, 440 menNNF-1715

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
17561756Capitaine de VaisseauPierre-Antoine de Raymondis d'ÉouxFWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1758/02/28Captured by the British, but not added to the Royal NavyBWAS-1714
1758/02/28Taken by Revenge , Berwick  
1758/02/28Osborne's Action 


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 
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