Le Protée

2325
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1746NNF-1715
Launched1.12.1748NNF-1715
First Commissioned8.1750NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassProtée ClassNNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up9.1771NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck145'French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.099 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1832 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,300Ton 

Armament


8.1750Broadside 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
8.17505088 officers, 500 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1760 - 1761Lieutenant de Frégate Charles Cornic (1731-1809)ref:6831.1763 - 12.1764Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Prince d'Antibes) (1722-1788)E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
6.3.1761Took the East Indiaman Ajax (26) near Plymouth on his return from Madrasref:683

 

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