L'Utile

2371
Nominal Guns56NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1763NNF-1715
Launched14.8.1764NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1764NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1715
Ship ClassBordelais ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Antoine Groignard (1727-1799)NNF-1715
Constructor Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1792NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck156' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.6688 (166′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel139' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.1472 (148′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)13.1544 (43′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1953 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,100Ton 

Armament


12.1764Broadside Weight = 690 French Livre (744.648 lbs 337.755 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1764560 NNF-1715

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1765Chef d'Escadre Louis-Charles de Besné (1708-1794)ref:631

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1765 - 27.6.1765Lieutenant de Vaisseau Jean Luc de Majance (d.1765)ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1765Blockade of the Pirates of Salé
25.6.1765Larache Expedition
12.1771Condemned at BrestNNF-1715
1773Refitted as a Unrated Hulk

 

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