L'Orphee

2318
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1748NNF-1715
Launched10.5.1749NNF-1715
First Commissioned1750
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph Véronique Charles Chapelle (1716-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured28.2.1758BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Orphee' (1758) (64)

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 (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
17504466 officers, 440 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756Capitaine de VaisseauPierre-Antoine de Raymondis d'Éoux (1706-1792)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
28.2.1758Captured by the British, but not added to the Royal NavyBWAS-1714
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Taken by Revenge (70) , Berwick (70) BWAS-1714


Sources


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

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