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FRENCH FIRST CLASS WARSHIPS 1608-1855 (new ships)
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French measurement method

Ship lenght ("La longuer") measured normally stem to sterpost in outer edges,but sometimes in inner edges.
Also keel ("La quille") lengt is found many ships.In 19th. Century lenght measured also waterline.
Beam ("La largeur")measured usually the outside planking in to 1740s ,and after that in inside planking.
sometime to the 19th. Century beam measured also in waterline.

The depth in hold (“Le creux”) measured probably in distance between bottom of the ship to the lower deck,
but there was several methods in use to measured that.

Draught (“Le tirant”) measured often in fore and stern to the ship,and stern draught was same as the maxium draught.
French tonnage ("Le tonnage") measured in many different way,here is couple of formulas:

1.         keel lenght x beam x depth / 60

2.        lenght from stem to sternpost x beam x depth / 85

FRENCH FIRST CLASS WARSHIPS 1608-1694 (new ships)

Ship name

Built

Launched

Guns

Fate/guns

Length
(Longueur)

Keel
(Quille)

Beam
(Largeur)

Depth
(Creux)

Draught
(Tirant)
(fore/aft)

Crew
(officers+
crew)

Tonnage
(tx.)

Lune/
Tinine

Amsterdam

1608
(bought)

50

Ex Dutch Maan 1604.
Rebuilt at Amsterdam 7/1608-10/1608.
Keel length rose 80 to 108 ft.
1610 last mentioned ?

?

108

32

?

?

400-500

550
700 RB

Pellicorne/
Notre-Dame de la Victoire/
Sainte-Marie

Holland

1619

62/46

Built 1618-19.
Out of service 11/1640.
guns:
20-couleuvrines
30-batardes
12-sacres

99

92

30

?

?

?

500/600/
800

Galion de Guise /
Vierge /
Amiral /
Grand Galion /
Galion du Roy /
Notre-Dame de Liesse

Amsterdam

1620

48-58

Built 12/1619 – 7/1621.
Lost in action 1642.
500 lost of 540 crewmembers.
Guns :
(1622): 24-canons, 20-couleuvrines,
10-pierriers.
(1642):14-36, 2-24, 26-18, 3-8, 3-4.

134

108

38

16

15

330-540

800/1000/
1200

Grand Galion de Malte

Amsterdam

1621
(borrowed)

54-58

Built 1618 in Amsterdam.
Borrowed in 1621, and returned 1623.
there was 46-50 canons, and 8 “pierriers”

?

?

?

?

?

300+

800/1000/
1500

Royal  /
Vaisseau du Roi /
Grand Vaisseau du Roi/
Amiral (1634)/
Grand Saint Louis(1646)

Amsterdam

1627

48-52

Built 1626 – 10/1627.
Sold 1649. Broken up in 1650.
Guns: 6-36, 18-24, 18-18, 10-12 (52),
(1642):14-36, 2-24, 26-18, 6-8/4/3.
Ammunitions:
600(36),100(24),1350(18),150(8,4,3).

148-3
158d

105
123d

39-9
42d

15-4

?

5+295-345

1000

Saint Esprit/
Vaisseau de Toiras

Amsterdam

1627

42

Built 1626 – 10/1627.
Taken by RN 1627.
(picture found “Sailing ship of war 1400-1860”, page 103)

?

98-6
105e

32-10
35e

?

?

?

800

Couronne

La Roche
Bernand

1632 or
1633

48-72

Built 1629 -1634(1635).
Out of service 1641.
Broken up 1643/1645.
Guns:
14-36, 2-24, 26-18, 3-8, 3-6 =48
(32-18, 24-9, 16-6)
Ship length figurehead to stern gallery
was c.70 m
Displacement was c.2500-2600 t.
(Jean Boudriot)

165
167
167/158
(bow/deck)

120
132
130

44/46
48
44

16+(2x6’)
?
19+(7’)

?
17
17-6

9+500-593

1400/1500
1152/1600
1200/1307

Breze

Toulon

1647

60-68

Built 4/1646 – 4/1648.
46-54 canons+ 14 “perriers”
Wrecked 1665.
900 tx.

?

?

?

?

?

350

900

Reine,
Brave(1671)

Toulon

1647

50-60

Built 1645 – 6/1648.
Condemned 1673.
Broken up 1674.
2rd rate 1669.
picture found: NEPTUNIA No:216, p.19

146

116

39

17

17/18

5+350-400

1000

Vendome ,
Victorieux (1671)

Brest

1651

64-72

Built 1647-1654.
Refitted 1665-1666.
Broken up 1679.
Guns: 26-36/24, 28-18?, ?

150

?

40

?

17-6

5-9+600

1400

Sain Louis,
Aimable (1671)

Soubise

1658

56/60

Built 9/1656 – 1659.
reclassified to 2.rate 1669.
3.rate ships in 1671.
Refitted 1670,1672,1681/82.
Out of service 1688.
BU 1690.
Guns: 22-24, 24-12/814/10-6/4.

140

110

31-6

14-6

17/18-6

5/7+350

950

Saint Philippe

Toulon

1663

78-84

Built 1661-6/1665.
Refitted 3/1689 – 5/1690.
Burnt at La Hogue 1692.
Guns: 24-36, 26-18, 24-8, 8-6.

146

121

36-6

18-6

19/20

9+500

1450

Royal Louis/
Royal Louis Vieux(1692)

Toulon

1668

120/104
(92)

Built 12/1666 - 8/1669.
Refitted 12/1676-4/1677.
Take part only one naval action in 1677.
Out of service 1/1691.
Unseaworthy 1692-97.
BU 1697.
Guns:
30-36, 30-18, 32-12 , 26-6/4.
Later only 12-6/4 guns.
(1677):30-36,30-18,26-12,6-4.

163
163

135
136

44-4
44-6

21
21

22

9+900

2400

Dauphin Royal,
Royal Dauphin(1671),
Dauphin Royal(1691)

Toulon

1668

100/104
(90-104)

Built 3/1667 - 4/1670.
Out of service 11/1699.
Sold to BU 1700.
Guns: 26-36, 28-18, 28-8, 18-6/4 =100

156-5

130

43-6

20

21/24

9+750

1800

Monarque

Toulon

1668

80-94

Built 4/1667 – 6/1669.
Condemned and made hulk 1685.
Still exist 1697.
Guns: 26-36/24, ?

153-3

127

43-6

19-6

20

9+600

1700

Royal Duc,
Reine(1671)

Brest

1668

100-104

Built 10/1667 – 3/1669.
Broken up 1688.
Guns: 30-36, 28-18, 28-12, 18-6.
*(D´apres une autre piéce d´archive la longueur est de 160).

155
160*

140

42

19-6

22-10
(mean)

9+800

1900

Ile de France,
Lys (1671)

Toulon

1669

74-80
(70-80)

Built 9/1667 – 7/1670.
Condemned 1691.
Guns: 26-36/24, ?

141-6

116

39-8

19-6

20

9+500

1500

Couronne

Brest

1669

76-82
(70-92)

Built 1667-1669.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
but refloated 1708.
Out of service 1709.
Sold for BU 1712.
Guns: 26-36/24, 26-18, 24-8, 4-4.

143

130

38-6

18

20/22-6

9+500

1500

Paris,
Royal Ttherese(1671)

Toulon

1669

72/80
(70-80)

Built 9/1667 – 9/1670.
Condemned, and hulked 1690.
BU 1692.
Guns: 26-24, 28-18, 20-6, 6-4.

143

120

42

20

20/21-6

9+500

1500

Henri ,
Souverain(1671),
Admirable (1678)

Tonnay-
Charente

1669

80/76
(70-80)

Built 3/1667 – 8/1670.
Cut down to 2nd rate,
and renamed 1678.
Broken up 1689.

150

125

38

18

18/20

9+450/500

1500

Soleil Royal

Brest

1669

104-120

Built 12/1668 – 8/1670.
Refitted 1688/1690.
Burnt at Cherbourg 1692.
Guns:
28-36, 30-18, 28-12, 20-6, 4-4.
28-48/36, 30-18, 28-12, 20-6, 14-4.
28-36, 30-18, 30-12, 12-6, 4-4.

164-6

142

44-6

21

23-6

9+900

2400/2500

Sceptre

Toulon

1670

80
(76-84)

Built 4/1668 – 1671.
Refitted 1/1680 – 1/1681.
Condemned 1691.
Broken up 1692.
Guns: 26-36, ?

148

122

42

19

20

9+550/600

1600

Magnanime
(ex Courageux)

Toulon

1673

76-84

Built 7/1670 – 1675.
Refitted 1679/1680-81/1703-04.
Laid down as Courageux.
Captured, and burnt in
Battle of Marbella 1705.
Guns: 24-36, 26-18, 24-8, 6-4.

147

121

44

20

20/23

9+500-600

1550

Victorieux
(ex Douteux)

Rochefort

1675

108/100
(116)

Built 11/1673 – 1678.
Condemned 1685, because
the ship was built bad wood.
Guns : 30-36, 32-18, 32-12, 14-4.
*”largeur de dehors en dehors”=45
*“creux sur quille en droite ligne”=20

166
166

135
135

42-6
45*

19-6
20*

20/21

9+800

2000

Admirable,
Souverain (1678)

Brest

1678

80/84
(80-90)

Built 4/1677 – 12/1678.
Sold for BU 1706.
Guns : 26-36, 26-18, 24-8, 4-4.

148

123

38-3

18-6

20/23

9+560/600

1600

Grand

Rochefort

1680

84/88/72
(70-90)

Built 6/1679 – 7/1681.
2nd rate in 1707.
Condemned 1715, and BU 1716/17.
Guns: 26-36, 26-18, 24-8, 8-6.

156

130

40

18-6

20/22

9+630-500

1600

Magnifique

Toulon

1685

72-86

Built 11/1683 – 12/1685.
Burnt at La Hogue 1692.
Guns : 26-36, 26-18, 20-8, 8-6.

142

116

39

17

17/21-6

9+550/600

1500

Conquerant

Toulon

1688

84
(70-86)

Built 6/1687 – 4/1689.
Rebuilt as a 2nd rate 70-gun ship
in 1707-1712.
Guns:10-36, 16-24, 28-18, 24-6, 8-4.

146-6

?

41

18

17/21

9+550

1400

Intrepide

Rochefort

1690

84
(72-84)

Built 4/1689 – 5/1690.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1717.
Guns: 28-36, 26-18, 26-8, 4-4.

151

130

42-10

18-4

19/20-6

9+550

1500

Saint Esprit,
Monarque(1690)

Brest

1690

84-94

Built 11/1689 – 1690.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1716, and BU 1717.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 28-8, 6/10-6.
(1704):24-24, 26-18, 26-8, 8-6.

155

?

44

19-6

22-6/24

9+650

1800

Victorieux

Rochefort

1691

88-94

Built 4/1690 – 4/1691.
Condemned 1717. BU 1719.
Guns:26-36, 28-18, 26-8, 10-6, 4-4.

156

?

43-4

18

21/21-6

9+650

1650

Foudroyant

Brest

1691

84/90

Built 7/1690 – 6/1691.
Burnt to prevent capture
at La Hogue 1692.
Guns: 26-36, 26-18, 24-8, 14-6.

157

136

44

20

21

9+560/600

1600

Orgueilleux

Lorient

1691

94/90
(88-94)

Built 6/1690 – 5/1691.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1715, and BU 1716/17.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 26-8, 10-6.

151-6

125

43

19-3

23

9+650

1600

Admirable

Lorient

1691

94/76/
(84)

Built 9/1690 – 3/1692.
Burnt at Cherbourg 1692.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 26-8, 10-6.
There was only 76-guns,
when she burned :
 6-48,18-36,18-18,24-12,10-6.

151-6

125

43

19-3

21/23

9+600

1600

Sceptre

Toulon

1691

76-88

Built 5/1691 – 3/1692.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1717, and BU 1718.
Guns: 26-36, 28-18, 26-8, 8-6.

153

131-6

44

20-4

23

12+650

1800

Merveilleux

Brest

1691

92/96

Built 5/1691 – 4/1692.
Burnt to prevent capture
at La Hogue 1692.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 26-8, 10-6.

157

136

44

20

22

12+700

1500

Fulminant

Rochefort

1691

80-98

Built 7/1691 – 5/1692.
Calculated displacement 3586 t.
Condemned 1717. BU 1719.
Guns:28-36, 28-18, 26-8, 12-6, 2-4.

158

135

44-6

20

20/23

12+750

1800

Ambitieux

Rochefort

1691

84-96

Built 7/1691 – 4/1692.
Burnt at La Hogue 1692.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 26-8, 12-6.

158

135

44-6

20

20

16+715

1600

Formidable

Brest

1691

80-96

Built 5/1691 – 5/1692.
Sold 1713.
Broken up 1714.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 28-8, 12-6.

157

136

44

20

22/23-9

13+700

1800

Lys / Lis

Toulon

1691

80-88

Built 5/1691- 2/1692.
Refitted 12/1701-3/1703.
Burnt in action 1705
battle of Marbella.
Guns: 26-36, 28-18, 26-8, 8-6.

153

131-6

44

20-4

23

12+650

1800

Vainqueur

Lorient

1692

80-86

Built 8/1691 – 5/1692.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1717.
Broken up 1722.
Guns: 26-36, 28-18, 24-8, 8-6.

150

125

43

19

22/23-6

7/11+
550/630

1600

Royal Louis

Toulon

1692

112/110

Built 4/1692 – 5/1693.
Refitted 1704/05.
Building master: Francois Coulomb.
Calculated Displacement 3928 t.
(109 450 cubic feet)
Condemned 1723, and BU 1727.
Guns: 30-48, 32-18, 30-12, 16-8, 4-6
* ”Longueur de rablure en rablure”
Le vaisseau déformé présente en 1726
une longueur supérieure
de 1 pied 7 pouces (175-7).

176
176
174*
175-7

plan:
176

147
?
147
148-5

plan:
149-8

48
48-2
48-2
48-2

plan:
48

23
23-2
23-2
23-2

plan:
23

21/26
?
?
?

plan:
21-2/24-8

?+1050

2600

Merveilleux

Brest

1692

92-98

Built 6/1692 – 4/1693.
Sold or broken up 1712.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 28-8, 14-6.

163-9

140

45

19

24

13+800

2200

Foudroyant ,
Soleil Royal (1693)

Brest

1692

104/102

Built 6/1692 – 4/1693.
Refitted 1703-04.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Out of service 1713.
Condemned 1713, and sold BU 1714.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 28-12, 18-6.

170

?

46

22

23/24-6

17+900/950

2400

Admirable

Lorient

1692

82-96

Built 7/1692 – 3/1693.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1715.
Broken up 1716/17.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 28-12, 10-6.

160

134

44-6

21

24

11+750

2000

Magnifique

Rochefort

1692

86-90

Built 6/1692 – 5/1693.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1715, sold 1716.
Broken up 1716/17.
Guns: 26-36, 28-18, 26-8, 8-6.

154

?

44-6

19

21/22

9/12+600

1560

Ambitieux

Rochefort

1692

90-96

Built 6/1692 – 5/1693.
Sold to  broken up 1713.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 26-8, 10-6.

155

?

45-4

20-2

21-6/24-6

?+680

1650

Terrible

Brest

1693

100/104
(92/96)

Built 8/1692 – 5/1693.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned, and sold for BU 1714.
Guns:
28-36, 30-18, 28-12, 18-6.
(28-36, 28-18, 26-8, 10-6 =92?).
28-36, 28-18, 28-8, 12-6=96?).

165

?

45

19

23/24

14+850

2200

Tonnant

Toulon

1693

90/88

Built 12/1692 – 12/1693.
(Wrecked) 1707 at Toulon.
Condemned 1709.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 26-12, 6-6.

158

134

44-6

20-6

23

10/13+725

1750

Saint Philippe

Toulon

1693

88-92

Built 12/1692 – 3/1694.
Refitted 2/1699 -?.
Out of service 1713.
Condemned, and BU 1714.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 26-12, 6-6.

158

134

44-6

20-6

23

10/13+725

1750

Triomphant

Lorient

1693

92-98

Built 2/1693 - 1694.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1717. BU 1725/26.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 28-12, 6-6.
28-36, 28/30-18, 28-8, 8/10-6.

160

134

44-6

21

22/23-6

7/11+750

2000

Foudroyant,
(ex Soleil royal) (1693)

Brest

1693

102/104

Built 4/1693 – 1694.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon to avoid bombs,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned 1713. BU 1714.
Guns: 28-36, 30-18, 28/30-12, 16/18-6

166

?

46

21-6

23/26

12/15+900

2200

Fier

Rochefort

1694

90-94

Built 1693-1695.
Calculated displacement 3729 t.
Scuttled 1707 at Toulon,
and refloated in same year.
Condemned, and BU 1713.
Guns: 28-36, 28-18, 28-8, 10-6 =94

158

?

46-10

19-6

21-6/22-6

18+750

1750

.

YEARS 1700-1854 (Sail) (90-120 guns)  (Dimension are meters from 1800.)
.

Ship Name

Built

Year

Guns

Fate / Guns (c=carronade, ob=obusier)

Length
(Longueur)

Keel
(Quille)

Beam
(Largeur)

Depth
(Creux)

Draught
(Tirant)
(fore/aft)

t.

Foudroyant

Brest

1724

110

Broken up in 1742.
3700 t.
Guns: 30-48, 32-18, 28-12, 16-8, 4-6

173-10
177

153
?

47
47-3

22-10
22-6

21-4/24
?

3700 tx.

Royal Louis
(not launched)

Brest

-

124

Burnt prior to launch(1743).
sabotage suspected.
Guns:32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 18-8, 6-4 

185
190

167-8
?

50-8
51

22-2
24-5

23-3/24-9
?

4835 tx.

Royal Louis

Brest

1759

116

Damaged in dry dock in 1771.
Determined irreparable,
and broken up in 1772.
Guns: 32-36, 34-24, 34
-18/12, 16-8  

190
190

171-6
?

51-6
50-2,5

24-6
25-4

24-5/25-8
?

4732 tx.
4834 tx.

Ville de Paris

Rochefort

1764

90/104

Built 1757-5/1764.
Captured by RN in 1782.
Guns: 30-36, 32-24, 28-12.
(1779): 30-36, 32-24, 28-12, 14-8 

177
177
177
178
177
?
185-7,5e

163
144
163
?
?
?
153e

48-6
48-6
48-6
48-6
48-6
?
53-8,5e

23
23
22-8
22-11
22-11
?
22-2e

21/23-6
21/23-6
?
?
20-6/22-1
19-11/21-5
?


4222 tx.

3764 tx.
3630 tx.
4038 tx.
2347e

Bretagne,
Revolutionnaire (1793)

Brest

1766

100/110

Condemned, and broken up in 1796.
Guns: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 6/16-6 

186
184
182

165
?
?

50
50
50

24-6
24-6
24-6

22-6/24-9
?
?

4666 tx.
4766 tx.

Invincible

Rochefort

1780

93-114

Built 2/1779-5/1780.
Broken up 1808. Guns:
1780: 30-36, 32-24, 30-12, 8-8.
1786: 30-36, 32-24, 30-12, 18-8.
1795: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 16-8, 4-36 ob.

184
184

167
?

50
49-6

24-6
24

23-6/25-6
?

4670 tx.

Royal Louis,
Republicain (1792)

Brest

1780-1794

110/106

Built 3/1779-6/1780.
Wrecked 1794 (10 dead). Guns:
1780: 30-48, 32-24, 32-12, 12-8.
1782: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 12-8.
1784: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 16-8. 

186
184/
182 (wl.)

164
?

50
50

24-6
24-6

24-1/26-7
23-4/24-8

4835 tx.

Terrible

Toulon

1780

94/110

Broken up 1804.
Guns: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 16-8 

186-8
187
185

169
?
?

50
50
50

25
25
25

23/24-6 or
24-11/26-5
?

4700 tx.
4809 tx.

Majestueux ,
Republicain (1797)

Toulon

1780

94/110

Broken up 1809. Guns:
1782: 30-48, 6-36, 26-24, 2-18, 30-12, 16-8
1783: 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 16-8  

185
187

169
?

50
50

25
25

23/24-6 or
24-11/26-5

4700 tx.
4809 tx.

Commerce de Marseille

Toulon

1788

118

Captured by RN in 1793.
Guns : 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 18-8, 6-36 ob.
Displacement this class was 5098 t.
and crew was 1119 men. 
Some sources says that design
displacement was 5058 t. (first five ships).

196-6
196-6
196-6
208-4e

178
?
177-6
172-0,13e

51
50
50/51-5
54-9,5e

25
25
25
25-0,5e

23-24/25-26
24-6(mean)
?
?

5140 tx.
5098 tx.
?

2746e

Etats de bourgogne,
Montagne (1793),
Ocean (1795)

Brest

1790

122-134

Condemned, and broken up in 1855.
Guns
: 32-36, 34-24,34-12, 18-8, 4-36 ob.
1805: 32-36, 32-4,34-12,12-8, 12-36 ob. 
1808: 32-36,34-24,34-12,18-8, 12-36 ob.

196-6
196-6
196-6
63,82/
63,19 (wl.)

178
?
177-6
57,82

51
50
50/51-5
16,24/16,94

25
25
25
8,12

23-24/25-26
24-6(mean)
?
7,80/8,12

5140 tx
5098 tx.
?

5140 t.

Dauphin Royal,
Sans Cullote (1792),
Orient (1798)

Toulon

1791

126

Blew up at the Nile in 1798.
Guns : 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 20-
8, 6-36 ob.  

196-6
196-6
196-6

178
?
177-6

51
50
50/51-5

25
25
25

23-24/25-26
24-6(mean)
?

5140 tx
5098 tx..
?

République Francaise,
Majestueux (1803)

Rochefort

1802

122/126

Stricken 1839. Guns:
1802: 32-36, 34-24, 34
-12, 18-8, 4-36 ob.
1806: 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 16-8, 6-36 ob.
 

196-6

63,82
63,19 (wl.)

178

57,82

50

16,24/16,94

25

8,12

23-5/25-1 or :
24-9/26-7
8,04/8,64

5140 tx.

Peuple (when laid down),
Vengeur (1794),
Imperial (1805)

Brest

1803

124

Lost 1806.
Guns : 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 18-8
, 6-36 ob.  

196-6

63,82/
63,19 (wl.)

178

57,82

50

16,24/16,94

25

8,12

23-5/25-1 or :
24-9/26-7
8,04/8,64

5140 tx.

Austerlitz

Toulon

1808

126/132

Condemned, and broken up in 1837. Guns:
1808 : 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 14-8, 12-36 ob.
1819: 32-36, 34-24, 34-18, 12-8, 20-36 ob.
   

63,82/
63,20 (wl.)
63,31/
63,20 (wl.)
63,83/
63,00 (wl.)

57,65

57,83

?

16,42/
17,04
16,40/
17,00
16,40/
16,86

8,12

8,12

7,46

7,60/8,14

7,61/8,15

7,88 mean
8,15 max

5082 tx.

5082 tx.

5082 t.

Monargue ,
Wagram (1810)

Toulon

1810

126/132

Condemned, and broken up in 1836.
Guns: 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 14-8, 12-36 ob.   

64,10/
63,20 (wl.)

63,31(deck)/
63,20 (wl.)

63,83/
63,00 (wl.)

57,65


57,83


?

16,42/
17,04

16,40/
17,00

16,40/
16,86
last two:
16,56/
16,86

8,12


8,12


7,46

7,60/8,14


7,61/8,15


7,88 mean
8,15 max

5082 tx.


5082 tx.


5082 t.

Imperial ,
Royal Louis (1814),
Imperial (1815),
Royal Louis (1815)

Toulon

1811

126/132

Broken up in 1825. 
Guns: 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 14-8, 12-36 ob.   

Montebello

Toulon

1812

126-106

Hulked in 1867, and broken up in 1889.
Guns: 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 14-8, 12-36 ob.   
1822: 32-36, 34-24, 34-18, 20-36 ob.

Héros

Toulon

1813

126

Condemned 1828.
Guns: 32-36, 34-24, 34-12, 14-8, 12-36 ob.    

Souverain

Toulon

1819

126-94

Hulked 1885.

Formidable ,
Trocadero (1823)

Toulon

1824

126

Accidentally burned 1836.
Never Commissioned.

Inflexible ,
Duc de Bordeaux (1824),
Friedland (1830)

Cherbourg

1840

120

Stricken 1864.
Guns : 100-30, 4-80o., 16-30c.

Marengo ,
Ville de Vienne (1807),
Comte d´Artois (1814),
Ville de Paris (1830)

Rochefort

1850

114

Steam 1858. 
Steam powered:
79/69,04 x 63,29(keel) x
17,17 (max) x 8,04 x 6,16 (mean draught)

Tonnant ,
Louis XIV (1828)

Rochefort

1854

114/116

Steam 1857.
Guns: 88-30, 16-80o., 12-30c. 

Commerce de Paris ,
Borda (1840),
Vulcan (1863)

Toulon

1806

110-118

Stricken 1839, hulked.
Condemned 1884, and BU 1885.
Guns : 30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 6-8, 18-36 ob. 

61,06/
59,44 (wl.)
186

60,42/
59,61(wl.)

54,40

?

?

16,24

50

16,24/
16,69

8,12

25

?

7,66/8,12

?

7,80
(mean)

4755-4830 t.



4650 t.

Victorieux ,
Iena (1807),
Duc d' Angouléme (1814),
Iéna (1827)

Rochefort

1814

90-114

Razeed to 90-guns between 1826-1834.
Transport ship  in 1854.
Reserve 1864.
Broken up 1886.
Guns:30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 16-8.
30-36, 32-24, 32-12, 10-8, 10-36 ob.
1827: 62-30, 4-18, 24-30c. 

Suffren

Cherbourg

1829

90

 

 

 

 

Displacement this class was 4058 t.
designed armament in 1824 :
62-30, 24-30 c., 4-18.
Guns from 1837 :
58-30, 24-30c., 4-80 ob., 4-30 ob.
Service until 1861.
BU 1874.

60,50/
60,28 (wl.)

56,00

15,75/
16,28

8,02

6,97/7,83

4058 t.

Inflexible  

Rochefort

1839 

Stricken 1864. BU 1876.

Bayard

Lorient  

1847 

Steam aux. 1860.
Stricken 1872. 

Breslaw

Brest 

1848 

Steam aux. 1857.
Stricken 18
72. 

Duguesclin

Rochefort 

1848 

Steam aux. 1858.

Donawerth  

Lorient  

1854 

Steam aux. 1858.
Stricken 1880. 

S.t Louis

Brest

1854

Steam aux. 1858.
Schoolship from
1881.

Tilsitt

Cherbourg

1854

Steam aux. 1856.
Stricken 1872.

Hercule

Toulon

1836

100-90

Stricken 1860, and hulked. BU 1875.
Displacement this class was 4440 t.
guns: 66-30, 30-30c., 4-18p (design)
(1837-41):
28-30+4-22cm, 34-30, 30-30c.+4-16cm

62,50/
62,28 (wl.)

57,40

16,20/
16,75

8,23

7,32/7,97

4440 t.

Jemmapes

Lorient

1840

Stricken 1864, and hulked. BU 1889.
(1837-41):
28-30+4-22cm, 34-30, 30-30c.+4-16cm

Tage

Brest

1847

Converted to the steam 1857.
(1854-55) :
58-30, 22-30c., 8-22cm, 4-16cm.

Henri IV

Cherbourg

1848

Lost in storm in the Crimea 1854.

Duguay-Trouin

Lorient

1854

Converted to the steam 1857.
(1854-55) :
58-30, 22-30c., 8-22cm, 4-16cm.

Turenne

Rochefort

1854

Converted to the steam 1858.
(1854-55) :
58-30, 24-30c., 8-22cm.

Austerlitz, Fleurus, Annibal, Ulm, Wagram, Navarin, and Eylau (ld.1825-33)converted steam while building (1852-56).

Valmy

Brest

1847

120

Laid down 1838.Commisioned 1849.
Guns: 62-30, 4-80o., 16-30c., 38-30 ob. 
Design height of the gun ports over the water was 2,00 m, but when completed
it was only 1,7 m, but after sheathing
it was rosed to 1,85 m.

64,20/
64,05 (wl.)

?

16,80/
17,40




after
sheathing
18,11

8,55

7,95 mean
7,60/8,30

acutually:
8,37 mean
8,74 max

after
sheathing
8,21/8,59

5231 t.

Bretagne
(screw)

Brest

1855

130

Design displacement was 6466 t.
Lower gunports only 1,45 m above wl.
Guns as orginal design:
18-36, 56-30, 2-50c., 18-30c., 36-80ob.
Stricken 1866, and became school hulk.
BU 1881.

81,00 (wl.)

?

17,40/
18,08

?

8,56 mean
9,03 max

6874 t.

. 

THE FRENCH SHIPS 1661-1774 (LAID DOWN)

_

GUNS

NUMBER

110-120

6*

100-108

5

90-98

20

80-88

25

70-78

88

60-68

130

50-58

89

40-48

70

Sub total

433

-
*one ship not launch ("Royal louis" 118-gun ship,laid down in 1740,destroyed by fire in 12/1742,would be launced in 1743)
Not including ships that french bought in Denmark-Norway : 1x 80/70,1x 70/60 gun ships , and 6x 72-76 gun ships in Netherlands.
In adition 4x60-64 gun ships purchased from Genoa in 1760 and one 48-gun purchased from Belgium 1702.