Le Rubis

2333
Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1728NNF-1715
Launched18.11.1728NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1729NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Designed by Jacques Poirier (d.1740)NNF-1715
Constructor Jacques Poirier (d.1740)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured3.5.1747NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Rubis' (1747) (26)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck131'French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.5497 (139′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel117'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.0127 (124′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.4005 (37′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15'French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.8991 (16′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen751Ton 

Armament


3.1729Broadside Weight = 236 French Livre (254.6912 lbs 115.522 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

1738Broadside Weight = 310 French Livre (334.552 lbs 151.745 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.17293255 officers, 320 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1739Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Roland-Michel Barrin (3rd Marquis de La Galissonière) (1693-1756)ref:1275

Service History


DateEventSource
1738Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1747Armed en-flute with 26 cannon when capturedNNF-1715
1747Refitted as a 26 gun Fourth Rate Storeship
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre

 

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