Le Sphinx

2353
Nominal Guns64NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1752NNF-1774
Launched20.8.1755NNF-1774
First Commissioned2.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest NNF-1774
Ship ClassSphinx Class
ConstructorPierre SalinocNNF-1774
CategoryThird RateNNF-1774
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild12.1775NNF-1774
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Sphinx' (1775) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck150'French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.72 (159′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.8519 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,200Ton 

Armament


2.1756Broadside 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
2.175649111 officers, 480 crewNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de Vaisseau de GouyonFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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