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Le Vaillant

2372
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1752NNF-1715
Launched1.10.1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned6.1756NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor
Noel PometFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Hulked7.1783NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck151'French Feet (Pied du Roi)49.0453 (160′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel127' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2586 (135′ 4″ 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)
Burthen1,150Ton 

Armament


6.1756Broadside 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
6.17564899 officers, 480 crewNNF-1715

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1756 - 3.1757Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI1757Capitaine de Vaisseau
Surin de MuratFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
BNF3
28.2.1778 - 1780Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI1781Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles Louis de Bernard de Marigny (Chevalier )French
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1782
BNF2

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1756 - 3.1757Capitaine de Brûlot
François de Capellis (2nd Marquis de Capellis)French
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1756-1764
FWIKI

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1778Enseigne de Vaisseau
Thomas Édouard de Burgues de MissiessyFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1770-1824
ref:631

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1756 - 1758Garde de la Marine, no date
Chevalier Joseph Saturnin de Peytes de MontcabrierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1814
ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
23.11.1756

Sailed from Brest

FWIKI
16.12.1756

Arrival at Porto Praya .

FWIKI
3.1757Arrived at Toulon FWIKI
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
14.8.1778Took the Sloop
Thunder (18) 1757-1778
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1775 Renamed "Thunder"
off Sandy Hook

14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal

 

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