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Le Saint Michel

2343
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1738NNF-1715
Launched1.1741NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1741NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel Class (1739)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Marie HelieFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jean-Marie HelieFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateSecond RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the LineNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1744 - 14.12.1744Capitaine de Vaisseauref:127528.6.1745 - 17.10.1745Capitaine de Vaisseau
Anne Antoine d'Aché (Comte d'Aché de Serquigny)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1780
ref:1275
10.1782 - 1783Capitaine de Vaisseau
Beaumont le MaîtreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1781 - 1786Lieutenant de Frégate
André LéchelleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1818

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1754Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1745

In the squadron sent to Louisbourg .
On the way back, he loses all her masts in a storm , attacked by 3 English privateers , he repulsed them victoriously , then , shortly after , sunk an English vessel of 50 guns who attacked him .

ref:673
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

 

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