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Le Solitaire

2352
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1773NNF-1715
Launched22.10.1774NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1776NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor
Antoine GroignardFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1799
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured6.12.1782BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Solitaire' (1782) (64) 1782-1786
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck153'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.6959 (163′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel142'French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1229 (151′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth41'French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.3439 (43′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6584 (21′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen1,260Ton 

Armament


3.1776Broadside 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
3.17765899 officers, 580 menNNF-1715

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1776 - 1777Capitaine de VaisseauE-WIKI10.3.1778 - 23.1.1779Capitaine de Vaisseau
Bon Chrétien de Briqueville (Marquis )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1784
ref:1275
1.1781 - 12.1781Capitaine de VaisseauBNF21782 - 6.12.1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
Borda (Chevalier de Borda)French
Naval Sailor
TRN3

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1778Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1776Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
6.12.1782Ruby v La Solitaire

 

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