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Le Provence

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Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1762NNF-1715
Launched24.9.1763NNF-1715
First Commissioned6.1763NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor
Jean-François GauthierFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateSecond RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1786NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck153'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.6959 (163′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel136'French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1773 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1953 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,150Ton 

Armament


6.1763Broadside 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

12.1783Broadside Weight = 120 French Livre (129.504 lbs 58.74 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder

8.1785Broadside 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
6.17635599 officers, 550 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1768 - 1770Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6311780 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis-André-Joseph de LombardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1782
E-WIKI

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1769Capitaine de Frégate, capitaine en second
Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1741-1791
ref:673
1776Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:6731778 - 1779Capitaine en Second
Toussaint de LambertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1785
FWIKI
13.3.1779 - 12.1779Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Ange de Mine de QuinsonFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1765-1788
ref:673

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1769Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6731776Enseigne de VaisseauFWIKI1776Enseigne de Vaisseauref:6733.1778 - 12.3.1779Enseigne de Vaisseau
Ange de Mine de QuinsonFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1765-1788
ref:673

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1768 - 1770Garde de la Marineref:63119.7.1768 - 30.12.1768Garde de la Marine
Antoine Hyacinthe Anne de ChastenetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1792
ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
1768

Campaign of Corsica .

ref:631
1769

Campaign in Corsica .

ref:673
1770

Campaign of Tunis .

ref:631
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
12.1783Loaned to the Compagnie de ChineNNF-1715
8.1785Returned to the Marine RoyaleNNF-1715

 

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