Le Superbe

2356
Nominal Guns56NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1708BWAS-1603
Launched12.12.1708BWAS-1603
First Commissioned3.1708/9
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardLorient NNF-1661
Designed byPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)BWAS-1603
ConstructorPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateNNF-1661
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured29.7.1710BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Superb' (1710) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0176 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen730Ton 

Armament


1709Broadside Weight = 346 French Livre (373.4032 lbs 169.367 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck4 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1708/9350 NNF-1661

Service History


DateEventSource
29.7.1710Taken by Kent (70) off the LizardBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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