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French 3.Rate warships 1648-1700

(e : English feet measurement)
(s: Sweden feet (296,9mm) measurement)
All dimensions are in French feet ( 324,84mm)
NOTE: Before 1669 there was no rating system of the ships, so some earlier ships was estimates.
Letter d means : Amsterdam feet(283mm), and e : English feet(304,8mm), and s: Swedens feet(296,9mm)
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Ships in 1648

Ship Name

Built

Launch

Fate/ Notice

Guns

Lenght

Keel

Beam

Depth

Draught

Cardinal

Amsterdam

1638

Bought at holland 1638.
Unseaworthy 1661.

40-46

?

100

32

?

13

Vierge

Amsterdam

1638

Bought at Holland 1638.
Wrecked 1660.

32-34

?

(100)

(32)

?

(13)

Almirante

?

?

Spanish prize 1638.
Out of list c.1650.

34

?

?

?

?

?

Lune

Indret
(Brest ?)

1641

Lost at sea 1664.

36-46

(117)

?

(29-6)

(12)

(13)

Saint-Thomas-d'
Aquin

?

?

Spanish prize 1642.
Unseaworthy 1660.

36-38

?

?

?

?

?

Soleil
Hercule (6-1671),
Marquis (7-1671)

Indret

1642

Broken up 1672.
Guns : 22-18/12, 14-8

36-46

117

?

29-6

12

13

Grand Anglais

?

?

Prize in 1643, orgin unknown.
Sold 1650.

40

?

?

?

?

?

Dragon

Brest

1646

Made a hulk 1674, sold 1684.
4th rate 1669, 5th Rate 1671.

34-42

112

?

30

12-2

14

Lion de Smaaland,
Éminent
(ex Smaaland Lejon)

Stockholm

1634

Bought from Sweden 1647.
Broken up 1661.

36-46

122

?

30

12

?

Jupiter

Göteborg

1633

Bought from Sweden 1647.
Broken up 1658.

50

138s

106s

33s

15s

?

Mazarin ,
Bon (1671)

Brest

1647

Wrecked 1672.

40-48

?

?

?

?

?

Regine
(ex Regina)

Sweden

1644

Bought from Sweden 1647.
Captured by Dutch 1657,
but given back in same year.
Out of list c.1664-67

34-38

117-6

?

29-6

11-3

?

Cesar ,
Rubis (1671)

Brest

1648

Broken up 1673.
24 pdr. In lower deck.
3rd. Rate 1669.

44-54

127

?

33-6

?

15-6

Ships 1650-1700 (added)

Ship Name

Built

Launch

Fate/ Notice /Armament

Guns

Lenght

Keel

Beam

Depth

Draught

Anna
(ex Sankt Anna)

Stockholm

1649

Given by queen of Sweden in 1650.
Made a hulk 1671.

40-46

115

?

26

11

12

Hercule,
Marquis (1671),
Hercule (1671)

Brest  

1657 

Reduced to 4rd rate 1671.
Broken up 1673. 

38-46 

120 

92 

30 

12 

15 

Grand Chalain,
Triomphe (1662),
Courageux (1671)

Concarneau  

1661 

Out of list 1673. 

42-48 

Dauphin ,
Vermandois (1671)
Vigilant (1678)

Toulon  

1664 

Broken up 1700.
Guns:22/24-18,24-12,6-6 

48-54 

132-6 

105 

33 

15-6 

15/17-6 

Therese

Toulon  

1665 

Blown up in action 1669,
7 survive of 350.
Guns : 24-18,24-12,10-8 

58 

127 

32 

15 

Trident ,
Aquilon (1671)

Brest  

1666 

Condemned 1697.
Guns: 22-18,22-8,8-6.
14-18,8-12,22-8,6-6 (1696)

44-52 

127 

32 

15 

16/18 

Breton ,
Courtisan (1671) 

Brest  

1666 

Lost at sea in East Indies 1674.
56 dead.
Guns:  22-18,24-8,10/6-6=56/52

48-56

135

113 

34 

16 

17,6 

Grand Danois,
Sophie (1667),
Fort (1671)

Copenhagen  

1666 

Bought in Denmark 1666.
Made a hulk 1678. 

56-60 

133-4 

108 

33-9 

13 

16/17 

Navarre ,
Constant (1671)

Tonnay-
Charente 

1666 

Lost in East Indies 1673. 

54/56 

Comte ,
Prudent (1671) 

Toulon  

1667 

Condemned 1696.
Guns: 24-18,26-12,8-6 

50-58 

123 

112 

37 

14 

15/15-6 

Lis ,
Assure (1671)

Brest  

1667 

Condemned 1689.
Guns:22-18,24-8,6/10-6 =52/56?

56/60 

134 

33-3 

16 

17 

Fleuron  

Brest  

1668 

Condemned 1688.
Guns:22-18,22-12,4/6-6=48/50 

48/50

127 

32 

15-6 

Rouen

Le Havre 

1668 

Wrecked 1670.
Guns: 22-12,22-6, 8-4 

52 

Rochefort ,
Sage (1671)

Rochefort  

1669 

Wrecked 1692. 

52-56 

132 

107 

35 

14-8 

16/18-6 

Wallon ,
Duc (1671) 

Brest  

1669 

Condemned 1691.
22-18 main guns. 

48-54 

122-6 

102 

33 

15 

15-6 

Alsace ,
Fier (1671),
Ferme (1678) 

Rochefort  

1669 

Broken up 1700.
 

60/64 

140 

112 

35-6 

17 

16/19-6 

Brave ,
Prince (1671)

Rochefort  

1670 

Struck off list 1678. 

48-54 

131 

110-1 

35 

16 

19-6 

Louvre ,
Bourbon (1671) 

Brest  

1670 

Struck off list 1678.
Guns: 22-18, ?  

48-50 

123 

108 

33 

15 

16 

Oriflamme  

Brest  

1670 

Lost 1691 (256 dead).
Guns: 22-18, ? 

48-50 

123 

108 

33 

15 

16 

Navarrais ,
Excellent (1671) 

Rochefort  

1670 

Rebuilt 1679.
Guns : 22-24, 24-12, 10-6 

56 

136 

108 

37 

16 

17/19-6 

Anjou ,
Vaillant (1671) 

Brest  

1671 

Broken up 1691.
Guns:22/24-24/18,24/26-12,6/10-6 

52-56 

127 

114 

33-8 

15-6 

16/16-6 

Ardent ,
Temeraire (1671) 

Brest  

1671 

Captured and destroyed by
English 1694. 
Guns:22/24-24/18,24/26-12,6/10-6 

52-56 

127 

114 

33-8 

15-6 

16/16-6 

Emerillon ,
Fortuné (1671) 

Rochefort  

1671 

Out off list 1688.
Guns : 22-24,24-12,6/8/10-6  

52-56 

134 

108 

36 

16 

16/19-6 

Glorieux ,
Agreable (1671) 

Toulon  

1671 

Broken up 1717.
Guns: 24-24,26-12,12-6 

56-62 

133 

106 

37 

18 

17/19-6 

Fidele  

Toulon  

1671 

Wrecked 1676.
Guns: 22-24, 24-12, 10-6 

52-60 

133 

106 

37 

18 

17 

Furieux ,
Brillant (1678)

Toulon  

1671 

Broken up 1688/89.
Guns: 24-18,26-12,8-6 

56-60 

132 

39-3 

19 

17 

Fougueux ,
(ex Maure 1671) 

Toulon  

1671 

Wrecked 1691. 
Guns: 24-18, 26-12, 6/10-6

54-60 

138 

38 

17 

16/17 

Apollon ,
(ex Saint Michel),
Hardi (1678) 

Rochefort  

1671 

Out off list 1709.
Guns: 22/ 24-24/ 18, 24-12/ 8,
8/ 10/ 12-6/ 4 = 52/54/58

52-58 

127 

102 

34 

15 

16/18-4 

Heureux  

Le Havre 

1671 

Broken up 1693.
Guns: 24-18, 24/26-12/ 8, 4-6

48-54 

124 

100 

36 

15/18 

Precieux ,
(ex Brillant 1671)

Le Havre 

1671 

Captured by Dutch in 1677,
recaptured in same year,
but unserviceable.
Guns: 24-18, 24/26-12/ 8, 4-6 

48-54

124 

100 

36 

15/18 

Bon  

Brest  

1672 

Condemned 1692.
Guns 22/24-24/18,24/26-12,6/10-6 

48-56 

127-6 

114 

34 

15-6 

16-6 

Maure ,
Content (1678) 

Bayonne  

1672 

Laid down as "Artois".
Made a hulk 1685. 

48-56 

122 

100 

36 

17-6 

16/17 

Fendant  

Bayonne  

1672 

Laid down as "Graces".
Out off list 1694-95 

42-56 

122 

100 

36 

17-6 

17/18 

Incertain ,
Brave (1674) 

Dunkerque  

1672 

Condemned 1681.
Guns: 24-18, ? 

56 

140 

37-6 

14/17 

Saint Cosme,
Rubis (1673) 

Holland  

1672
(prize)

Spanish San Cosimo?,
built in Holland 1664-66.
Broken up 1677. 

50-52 

127 

33-6 

15/15-6 

Hercule ,
Arrogant (1678) 

Brest  

1673 

Wrecked 1678.
Guns: 24-12, 26-?, 2-? 

52 

123 

100 

32-6 

14-6 

15-6 

Saint Pierre,
Constant (1674),
Arc en Ciel (1675) 

Barcelona  

1674
(prize) 

Spanish San Pedro, built 1662-1664
Condemned 1676. 

50-52 

16/17 

Intrepide
(ex Saint Esprit) 

Rochefort  

1675 

Captured by Dutch 1677.
Bought back 1679.
Made a hulk 1686.
Guns: 24-24, 24-8, 8-6 

48-56 

135

102 

34 

15 

17 

Defenseur

Amsterdam  

1677
(prize)

Dutch Beschermer, built 1666.
Wrecked 1678.

54 

?

Ecueil ,
Fort (1678) 

Toulon  

1678 

Burnt at La Hogue 1692.
Guns:24-18, 26-12/8, 6/10/12-6/4 

50-62 

136 

110 

37-1 

16 

16 

Rubis ,
Entreprenant (1680) 

Brest  

1678 

Rebuilt at Toulon 1702.
Guns: 24-24/18, 24/26-12/8, 10-6 

50-60 

129 

114 

35 

16 

15-6/18-6 

Excellent 

Rochefort  

1678-
1679 

Condemned 1710.
Guns:24/26-24,24/26/28-12,10/14-6/4 

50-64 

138 

115 

34/37 

16 

17-6/18-6 

Precieux  

Le Havre 

1679 

Out off list 1694.
Guns:
22/24-18/12,22/24-12/8,6-6,4-4 

50-60

134 

110 

33 

15 

16 

Gourageux  

Rochefort  

1679 

Out off list 1704-1705.
Guns: 24-24/18,24-12/8,10/12-6 

50-60 

138 

115 

35 

16 

17-6/19 

Prince  

Brest  

1680 

Condemned 1717.
Guns:10-24,14-18,24/26-12,8-6 

54-62 

131 

116 

36-10 

16 

16-6/18-6 

Arrogant  

Le Havre  

1682 

Captured by English 1705.
Guns:24-24/18, 24/26-12, 10/8-6 

50-62 

132 

113 

35-6 

16-6 

16/17-9 

Apollon  

Brest  

1683 

Out off list 1716.
Guns:
24-24/18, 24/26-12,8/10/12-6
22-24/18, 24-12, 10-6=56 

56-60 

133 

35-6 

16-6 

16/18 

Brave  

Le Havre 

1683 

Condemned 1697.
Guns:6-24, 18-18, 24-12, 10-6 

50-62 

132 

113 

35-6 

16-6 

16/18 

Vermandois  

Brest  

1684 

Rebuilt in 1700, Broken up 1723.
Guns:24-24,26/24-12,10/12-6 

52-62 

136 

36-6 

16 

17/19 

Saint Jacques
Saint Louis (1684) 

Genoa  

1684
(prize) 

Ex Genoan San Giacomo
Built at Genoa in 1681.
Burnt at La Hogue 1692. 

58-60 

17/19 

Furieux  

Brest  

1684 

Rebuilt 1699. Broken up 1727.
Guns: 24-24,26/24-12,10/12-6   

52-62 

140 

36 

17-1 

18/19-6 

Marquis  

Toulon  

1685 

Captured by Dutch 1705.
Guns:24-18,26-12,10/8-6
displacement 1595 t. 

58-60 

136 

113 

37-6 

16 

16/18 

Modéré  

Dunkerque  

1685 

Captured by English 1702.
Guns:22-18/12,24-8,6-6/4 

44-56 

126-8 

33-8 

15-4 

16/19 

Sans Pareil 

Le Havre 

1685 

Out off list 1698.
Guns: 24-24,24-12,10-6 

52-62 

134 

118 

35-6 

16 

17/19 

Saint Michel  

Le Havre 

1686 

Rebuilt 1699, wrecked 1704.
Guns:24-24,24/26-12,8/10/12-6 

56-60

135 

118 

35-6 

16-6 

18-9/20-6 

Diamant  

Dunkerque  

1687 

Rebuilt 1702, broken up 1724.
Guns: 24-24/18,24-12/8,10-6 

48-60 

128 

35-2 

16-3 

17/19 

Maure

Toulon  

1688 

Captured by English 1710.
Guns: 22-18,24-8, 4/6/8-6/4 

44-58

127 

34 

15 

15/18 

Teste de More,
Brusque (1689) 

Amsterdam  

1688
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Moriaans Hoofd",
built1679. Out off list 1698.
Guns:22-18,24-8,4-4 

50 

?
(132d) 

31
(34d) 

12-3
(14d) 

14/17-6 

Amsterdam ,
vaillant (1690) 

Amsterdam  

1689
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Amsterdam", built 1653.
Out off list 1692. 

54 

(140d) 

(34,5d) 

(14d) 

Fortune  

Toulon  

1689 

Condemned 1707.
Guns: 24-24/18,24-12,8-6 

52-60

132 

108 

36 

16-2 

16/18 

Fleuron

Toulon

1689

Made a hulk 1719.
Broken up 1722.
Guns: 24-24/18, 24-12, 8-6= 56
22-18, 24-12, 6-6= 52

50-56

132

108

36

16-2

17/17-4

Assuré

Dunkerque

1689

Wrecked 1692.

60

?

?

?

?

17/17-6

Catherine,
Envieux (1691)

Amsterdam

1690
(prize)

Ex Dutch "Catharina", built 1685.
condemned 1699.
Guns: 22/20-12, 22/20-8, 6/10-6

44/46

110
(130d)

?

31
(34d)

10-2
(14d)

14/14-6

Perle

Dunkerque

1690

Lost 1709.
Guns: 22-18, 22/24-8, 6-6/4

50-52

126

100

35

16

16-6/19

Entendu

Dunkerque

1691

Condemned 1701.
Guns: 24-24/18, 26-12?, 8/10-6

58/60

136

?

35-8

16-6

16-6/19-6

Marie-Rose,
Vaillant (1691/1693)

Woodbridge

1691
(prize)

Ex English "Mary Rose", built 1654.
Out off list 1698/1699.
Guns: 22-18, 22-8, 6-4

44-54

118

95-9
(102e)

32-8
(32e)

12-7
(13e)

15
(16e)

Heureux-Retour

Yarmouth

1691
(prize)

Ex English "Happy Return", built 1654.
Captured by English 1708.
Guns: 22/20-18/16, 22-8, 6/4/2-4

46-50

125

97-7
(104e)

30
(33-2e)

14
(13e)

16-6
(17e)

Castricum

Amsterdam

1692
(prize)

Ex Dutch "Castricum", built 1686.
Broken up 1701.
Guns: 22-18, 22-8, 8-4

44-52

123
(138d)

?

32
(36d)

12-7
(14,5d)

15-6/17-6

Saint Jean

Netherland

1692
(prize)

Ex Spain "San Juan", built in Holland
1683/1684. Broken up 1697.
Guns: 22-18/8, 22-12, 6-6

50-56

118

?

24

15

15

Capable

Dunkerque

1692

Condemned 1706.
Guns: 24-24/18, 26-12, 8-6, 2-4

58/60

131

?

35-6

14-8

19

Phenix or
Phoenix

Toulon

1692

Out off list 1712.
Guns: 24-24, 26-12, 10/12-6,
also 5-10" mortars.

60/62

135

111

37-8

17-6

20

Indien  

Lorient  

1692 

Lost 1699.
Guns: 24-24/18, 22/24-12/8, 4/10-6 

56 

127 

100 

34 

15-9 

18/19 

Pelican  

Bayonne  

1693  

Lost in Hudson bay 1697.
Guns: 22-12, 20-8, 8-4 

50 

118 

32-6 

12-6 

14 

Mignon  

Bayonne  

1693 

Condemned 1711.
Guns: 22/20-12, 22-8, 6-4 

44-50 

118 

32-6 

12-6 

14/16 

Zelande  

Amsterdam  

1693
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Zeeland", built 1690.
Condemned 1708, and made hulk.
Guns: 24-24/18, 24-12/8, 12/10-6 

58-60 

126-8
(145d) 

34-6
(37,5d) 

14
(14,5d) 

16/17-6 

Ville de Medemblik 

Noorder-
kwatier 

1693
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Stad Medemblik", built
1690. Out off list 1712.
Guns:24/22-24/18,24/22-12/8,14/6-6 

50-62 

122
(135d) 

37 

12 

15/16 

Bon  

Brest  

1693 

Out off list 1703.
Guns: 24-24/18, 24-12/8, 8/6/4-6/4  

50-56 

132 

33-8 

14 

16/17 

Gaillard  

Bayonne  

1693 

Sold 1709.
Guns: 24-18, 24/26-12/8, 6/4-4 

50-54 

132 

35 

13-9 

15-6/17 

Prince de Frise 

Friesland  

1694
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Prins Friso", built 1693.
Sold 1703.
Guns: 26/24-18/12, 24-8, 6/4-4 

50-56 

117
(135d) 

32 

13-6 

15 

Stadenland  

Amsterdam  

1694
(prize) 

Ex Dutch "Stad en Lande", built
1682. Condemned 1702.
Guns: 22/24-18, 20/20-8, 6/8-4 

44-52 

118
(135d) 

31-4
(35d) 

13-6
(14d) 

13-6/15-2 

Fougueux  

Brest  

1695 

Captured, and sank by English 1696.
Guns: 24-18, 26-8 

48-50 

135 

35 

16 

19 

Temeraire  

Brest  

1695 

Rebuilt 1706, broken up 1723.
Guns: 24-24/18, 26/22-12, 4-4 

50-54 

136 

35-6 

16 

16/16-6 

Trident

Toulon

1695

Broken up 1720.
Guns: 24-24, 26-18/12, 10-6=60
24-24/18, 26-12, 6-4=56

54-60

136

111

37-6

16-6

17/18

Solide

Brest

1695

Burnt at Vigo 1702.
Guns: 24-18, 26-8

48-50

137

?

35-6

16

19

Mercure

Brest

1696

Captured by English as
hospital ship 1746.
Guns: 24-18, 26-8, 2-4=52
24-24, 26-12, 10-6=60

46-60

136

?

35-6

16

16-6/18-6

Assuré

Toulon

1697

Captured by English 1702.
Guns: 24-24, 26-12, 10-6

54-60

140
(146e)

114

37-10
(42e)

16-10
(17e)

18

Prudent

Toulon

1697

Burnt at Vigo 1702.
Guns: 24-24, 26-12, 10-6

54-60

140

114

37-10

16-10

18

Faucon Anglais

Londres

1697
(prize)

Ex English "Hawk" or "Falcon"?
out off list 1708.
Guns: 22-12/8, 22/26-6, 6-4

40-48

125

110

34

14

15-6/16

Hasardeux

Lorient

1699

Captured by English 1703.
Guns: 22-18, 22-12, 6-6

50

128

?

35-6

14

17/17-6

Oriflamme

Toulon

1699

Burnt at Vigo 1702.
Guns: 24-18, 26-12, 10-6, 4-4/6

64

140

115

38

17

18/19

Amphitrite,
Protee (1705)  

Dunkerque  

1700 

Out off list 1728.
Guns: 22-18, 22-8, 8/6-4=52/50
22-12, 22/20--8, 4-4= 48/46 

46-52 

120 

102 

34-10 

13-4 

15-6/17 

Sources :
"Nomenclature des vaisseaux du Roi-Soleil de 1661 à 1715",
"List of men-of-war 1650-1700 Part II" ,
"Les Vaisseaux du Roi Soleil"


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