La Valeur

Nominal Guns24NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1754NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1755NNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Valeur' (1759) (28)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck112'French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.3821 (119′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth30' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.9064 (32′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.3021 (10′ 10″ Imperial)


5.1755Broadside Weight = 88 French Livre (94.9696 lbs 43.076 kg)W033
Upper Gun Deck20 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17551605 offices, 155 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander

1756Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Charles Mac Carthy (1706-1765)ref:631

1 Crewman

1755 - 1756Garde de la Marine, for a campaign of 14 monthsChevalier Charles René Louis de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)FWIKI

Service History

18.10.1759Taken by Lively (20) in the Mediterranean
18.10.1760Action off Cuba


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