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==Origin and History==
 
==Origin and History==
Built by A. Groignard in 1751 in Rochefort. Launched in 1752.  
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The ship was built by Antoine Groignard in 1751 in Rochefort and launched in 1752.  
  
 
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
 
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
 
*in 1755: Captain M. Darot de Fontais  
 
*in 1755: Captain M. Darot de Fontais  
*in November 1759: Captain De la Prévalais de la Roche
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*from 1759 to 1760: Captain Pierre-Bernardin Thierry, Marquis de La Prévalaye de la Roche
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*in 1762: Captain Chevalier de Monteil
  
Striken off the fleet in 1771.
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In November 1771 at Brest, the ship was stricken off the fleet. She was broken up in 1772.
 
==Service during the War==
 
==Service during the War==
In 1755, the ship took part to the [[1755 - French reinforcement of Canada|expedition to reinforce Canada]].  
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In 1755, the ship took part in the [[1755 - French reinforcement of Canada|expedition to reinforce Canada]].  
  
In November 1759, in preparation for the [[1759 - French aborted invasion of England|planned invasion of England]], the ship set sail for Quiberon Bay with the Brest Fleet. On November 20, she took part in the [[1759-11-20 - Battle of Quiberon|battle of Quiberon]]. After the defeat, on November 21 and 22, by taking advantage of the flood tide and of what wind there was under the land, the ship along with 6 other ships of the line and 4 frigates, which were near the mouth of the Vilaine, got into the river.
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In March 1757, the ship formed part of Beauffremont’s Squadron (8 sail). On March 16, this squadron was cruising cruising off Cape Cabron, Saint Domingue (present-day Haïti) when it sighted the British [[Greenwich (50)]] who immediately made sail from it. The French squadron gave chase and, on March 18, the three leading ships (Diadème (74), Éveillé (64) and a frigate) came up with the Greenwich and opened fire. The Greenwich was quite hemmed in, and at length, seeing that her position was hopeless, she struck. In June,  Beauffremont’s Squadron went to the [[1757 - British expedition against Louisbourg|relief of Louisbourg]],
  
To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762
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In November 1759, in preparation for the [[1759 - French aborted invasion of England|planned invasion of England]], the ship set sail for Quiberon Bay with the Brest Fleet. On November 20, she took part in the decisive [[1759-11-20 - Battle of Quiberon|Battle of Quiberon]]. After the defeat, on November 21 and 22, by taking advantage of the flood tide and of what wind there was under the land, the ship along with 6 other ships of the line and 4 frigates, which were near the mouth of the Vilaine, got into the river.
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From May to September 1762, the ship took part in the [[1762 - French expedition against Newfoundland|expedition against Newfoundland]].
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
  
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|'''2nd deck'''||28 x 12-pdrs
 
|'''2nd deck'''||28 x 12-pdrs
 
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|'''3rd deck'''||10 x 6-pdrs
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|'''Quarterdeck and Forecastle'''||10 x 6-pdrs
 
|}
 
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|'''Crew'''||500 men (750 men at Quiberon)
 
|'''Crew'''||500 men (750 men at Quiberon)
 
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|'''Length'''||150 feet (45.72 m)
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|'''Length'''||163 ft (49.70 m)
 
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|'''Width'''||  40 feet (12.19 m)
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|'''Width'''||  42 ft 9 in (13.07 m)
 
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|'''Depth'''||  19,1 feet (5.82 m)
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|'''Depth'''||  21 ft 3 in (6.50 m)
 
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|'''Displacement'''||1100 tons
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|'''Displacement'''||1,200 tons
 
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==References==
 
==References==
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Clowes, Wm. Laird, ''The Royal Navy – A History from the Earliest Time to the Present'', Vol. III, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London: 1898, p. 294
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Deschênes, Ronald, [http://agh.qc.ca/articles/?id=20 Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780]
 
Deschênes, Ronald, [http://agh.qc.ca/articles/?id=20 Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780]
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Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, [https://threedecks.org/ 3 Decks]
  
 
Vial J. L., [http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/ Nec Pluribus Impar]
 
Vial J. L., [http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/ Nec Pluribus Impar]

Latest revision as of 15:10, 11 April 2019

Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Navies >> French Navy >> Éveillé (64)

Origin and History

The ship was built by Antoine Groignard in 1751 in Rochefort and launched in 1752.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • in 1755: Captain M. Darot de Fontais
  • from 1759 to 1760: Captain Pierre-Bernardin Thierry, Marquis de La Prévalaye de la Roche
  • in 1762: Captain Chevalier de Monteil

In November 1771 at Brest, the ship was stricken off the fleet. She was broken up in 1772.

Service during the War

In 1755, the ship took part in the expedition to reinforce Canada.

In March 1757, the ship formed part of Beauffremont’s Squadron (8 sail). On March 16, this squadron was cruising cruising off Cape Cabron, Saint Domingue (present-day Haïti) when it sighted the British Greenwich (50) who immediately made sail from it. The French squadron gave chase and, on March 18, the three leading ships (Diadème (74), Éveillé (64) and a frigate) came up with the Greenwich and opened fire. The Greenwich was quite hemmed in, and at length, seeing that her position was hopeless, she struck. In June, Beauffremont’s Squadron went to the relief of Louisbourg,

In November 1759, in preparation for the planned invasion of England, the ship set sail for Quiberon Bay with the Brest Fleet. On November 20, she took part in the decisive Battle of Quiberon. After the defeat, on November 21 and 22, by taking advantage of the flood tide and of what wind there was under the land, the ship along with 6 other ships of the line and 4 frigates, which were near the mouth of the Vilaine, got into the river.

From May to September 1762, the ship took part in the expedition against Newfoundland.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 64
1st deck 26 x 24-pdrs
2nd deck 28 x 12-pdrs
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 10 x 6-pdrs
Crew 500 men (750 men at Quiberon)
Length 163 ft (49.70 m)
Width 42 ft 9 in (13.07 m)
Depth 21 ft 3 in (6.50 m)
Displacement 1,200 tons

References

Clowes, Wm. Laird, The Royal Navy – A History from the Earliest Time to the Present, Vol. III, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London: 1898, p. 294

Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, 3 Decks

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns and battles.