Triton

2369
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered1745/11/09FWAS1786
Keel Laid Down1746/01NNF-1715
Named1746/03/11FWAS1786
Launched1747/08/04NNF-1715
First Commissioned1747/12
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon Dockyard NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois CoulombNNF-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
1747/124899 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 1778/10/20Capitaine de Vaisseau Ligondes (Comte de Ligondes)TRN41778/10/20 - 1778/11Lieutenant de Vaisseaude RoquartTRN4

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 1778/10/20Lieutenant de Vaisseaude RoquartTRN4

Service History


DateEventSource
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca
1778/07/271st Battle of Ushant
1778/10/20Action of 1778-10-20
1780/04/17Battle of Martinique
1783/02/10Took the Unrated Brig-Sloop Tickler (12) off Cuba
1787Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
1790

Decommissioned

FWAS1786
1791

Sold for commerce

FWAS1786
1793/03/14Taken by Childers (10)
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWAS1786 French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
TRN4 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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