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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 PoirierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jacques PoirierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured3.5.1747NNF-1715
Becomes
British Sixth Rate ship 'Rubis' (1747) (26) 1747-1748
British 26 Gun
6th Rate Ship

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 Vaisseauref:1275

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1730Lieutenant de Vaisseau, capitaine en second
Chevalier Louis-Philippe Rigaud de VaudreuilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1753
ref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1733Enseigne de Vaisseau
François de Beauharnais de BeaumontFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1764
ref:673

1 Supernumerary


DatesRankNameSource
1747 - 3.5.1747Commissaire de La Marine
Jacques Prevost de La CroixFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1729-1782
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1738Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1745

In 1745-1746 , escort of convoys towards Martinique and Captain Duguay is distinguished by the skill of its maneuvers in forcing the harbor of Fort Royal blocked by the English squadron of Townsend .

ref:673
31.10.1745Action off Martinique
1747Refitted as a 26 gun Fourth Rate Storeship
1747

Armed en-flute with 26 cannon when captured

NNF-1715
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre

 

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