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Le Vigilant

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Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1742NNF-1715
Launched11.5.1744NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1744NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel ClassNNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Marie HelieFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1713
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured19.5.1745NNF-1715
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Vigilant' (1745) (60) 1745-1759
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4502 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel130' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.2294 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3627 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8769 (19′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen950Ton 

Armament


12.1744Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.17444866 officers, 480 menNNF-1715

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1745 - 19.5.1745Enseigne de Vaisseau
Antoine de Marges de Saint-VictoretFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1769
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Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1745Taken by
Superb (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

19.5.1745Taken by
Mermaid (54) 1708-1748
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Mermaid"

19.5.1745Taken by
Eltham (40) 1736-1763
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship


 

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