Le Saint Michel

2343
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1738NNF-1715
Launched1.1741NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel Class
Designed byJean-Marie HelieNNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Marie HelieNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Given Away5.1787NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4502 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel130' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.2294 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8769 (19′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen950Ton 

Armament


5.1741Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

1762Broadside Weight = 474 French Livre (511.5408 lbs 232.023 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17414866 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1781 - 1786Lieutenant de FrégateAndré Léchelle (1760-1818)

Service History


DateEventSource
1762Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
5.1787

Given to the French East India Company, but not used.

FWAS1786


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
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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