La Renommée

Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1744NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1745NNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSirene ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Fame' (1747) (30)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck118'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3384 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel100'French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2853 (33′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)


1.1745Broadside Weight = 112 French Livre (120.8704 lbs 54.824 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.17452244 officers, 220 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander

1.1745 - 30.11.1747Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:1220

1 Passenger

6.1747 - 27.9.1747Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Hubert de Brienne (Comte de Conflans) (1690-1777)FWIKI

Service History

27.9.1747Taken by Dover (44) in the Channel


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Posted by David Stockman on Wednesday 6th of February 2013 20:29

The Renommée was first commanded by the illustrious Captain Guy Kersaint and was captured when commanded under the command of Francois de Saint-Alouarn. After capture in 1747 she as first named the Fame but before she put to sea she was renamed by the Admiralty as the Renown. Her first English captain was Washington Shirley, the captain who had captured her. She was laid up in ordinance at Hamoaze from 1750 until 1756. At the beginning of the Seven Years Wars she was first used to patrol the Channel and French coast and also sent to the West Indies usually stationed at Port Royal. In 1766 she was out of commission again but put back to sea duty in the West Indies the following year. The remaining years found her on patrol as previously until she was broken up at Woolwich in 1771. She had many captures and actions and the list of her commanders contains some of the finest captains at sea, both French and English, of that age.

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