Le Protée

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1771NNF-1715
Launched10.11.1772BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1773NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArtesien ClassFWAS1786
Designed byJoseph-Louis OllivierBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured24.2.1780BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prothee' (1780) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck154'French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.0212 (164′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel141'French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.7975 (150′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


2.1773Broadside 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
2.17735699 officers, 560 menNNF-1715

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1779 - 24.5.1779Lieutenant de VaisseauJean-Baptiste Carey d’Asnières (d.1779)ref:12751780 - 24.2.1780Lieutenant de Vaisseau Armand Philippe Germain de Cajarc de Saint Félix (Marquis de Maurémont) (1737-1819)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
24.2.1780Taken by Bedford (74) off Madeira
24.2.1780Taken by Marlborough (74) off Madeira
24.2.1780Taken by Resolution (74) off Madeira

 

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