Triton

2369
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered9.11.1745FWAS1786
Keel Laid Down1.1746NNF-1715
Named11.3.1746FWAS1786
Launched4.8.1747NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1794NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck149' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.3985 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel126' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.9279 (134′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1772 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,242Ton 

Armament


1747Broadside 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
12.17474899 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 20.10.1778Capitaine de Vaisseau Ligondes (Comte de Ligondes)TRN420.10.1778 - 11.1778Lieutenant de Vaisseaude RoquartTRN4

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 20.10.1778Lieutenant de Vaisseaude RoquartTRN4

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
20.10.1778Action of 1778-10-20
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
10.2.1783Took the Unrated Sloop Tickler (12) off Cuba
1787Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
1790

Decommissioned

FWAS1786
1791

Sold for commerce

FWAS1786
14.3.1793Taken by Childers (10)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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