La 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
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured6.12.1782BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Solitaire' (1782) (64)

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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1776 - 1777Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)EWIKI1.1781 - 12.1781Capitaine de Vaisseau Cicé-Champion (Comte de Cicé-Champion)BNF21782 - 6.12.1782Capitaine de Vaisseau Borda (Chevalier de Borda)TRN3

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BNF2Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIO TroudeDigital Book
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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