Le Salisbury

Nominal Guns50NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Salisbury' (1698) (54)
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-Gunner
Constructor Richard Herring
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Salisbury Prize' (1708) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck134' 4 ½"Imperial Feet40.8559 
Length of Keel109' 9 ½"Imperial Feet33.2359 
Breadth34' 2"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen681 6794Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck125' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel105' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.104 (111′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4477 (34′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)


4.1703Broadside Weight = 240 French Livre (259.008 lbs 117.48 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1703416 ref:692
1704350 ref:692
1705340 ref:692
1706340 ref:692

3 Ship Commanders

7.1703 - 31.10.1705Chef d'EscadreChevalier Marc-Antoine Hécourt (Seigneur de Hécourt) (1665-1705)ref:6921706 - 1707Capitaine de Vaisseau Kerlo de l' Isleref:6921707 - 12.1707Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis-Isidore Andigné (Chevalier de Vezins) (d.1707)

1 Crewman

1704Volontaire de la Marine Antoine-Alexis de Périer (Seigneur de Monros et de Quervichard) (1691-1757)ref:673

Service History

19.5.1705Took the Ship of the Line Wulverhorst (50) ref:801
20.10.1705Took the Ship of the Line Pendennis (54) off the Dogger Bank
2.10.1706Action of 1706-10-02
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
17.3.1708Taken by Leopard (54) BWAS-1603


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