Duc d'Aquitaine

Duke of Aquitain
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Le Duc d'Aquitaine' (1754) (64)
First Commissioned7.3.1758BWAS-1714
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorNicolas LevesqueNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 5"Imperial Feet48.4654 
Length of Keel129' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold19' 5"Imperial Feet5.8053 
Burthen1,358 4094Tons BM 


3.1758Broadside Weight = 489 Imperial Pound ( 221.7615 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1758590 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

7.3.1758 - 10.1.1759CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/18/493BWAS-171410.1.1759 - 29.1.1759CaptainJames Kirk (c.1721-1787) ADM 6/19/21ADM 6/1929.1.1759 - 1.1.1761CaptainSir William Hewett (5th Baronet of Headley Hall) (c.1724-1761)† ADM 6/19/27BWAS-1714

Service History

6.1757Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
23.6.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £12310.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1758Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4596.14.6dBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
12.1758Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1759Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £14543.14.2dBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1.1.1761Foundered in a cyclone off Pondicherry, only 19 survivorsBWAS-1714


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