Le Protée

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1771NNF-1715
Launched10.11.1772BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1773
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest Dockyard 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

Service History


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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
 

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