Le Vigilant

2375
Nominal Guns64NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1742NNF-1715
Launched11.5.1744NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel Class
Designed byJean-Marie HelieNNF-1715
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
National RateDeuxième Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured19.5.1745NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Vigilant' (1745) (60)

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 VaisseauAntoine de Marges de Saint-Victoret (1712-1788)ref:672

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1745Taken by Superb (60) , Mermaid (54) , Eltham (40)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:672Le Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques Web Site
 

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