Arc-en-Ciel (50)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Pierre Morineau in Bayonne, starting in 1744, and launched in 1745.

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

  • in the French Navy
    • no information found yet
  • in the British Navy
    • from February 1757: Captain John Rous
    • from 1758 to 1759: Captain Henry Martin

The ship was sold by the British Navy on September 6 1759.

Service during the War

On July 12 1756, the ship was captured by the British Navy while carrying stores to Louisbourg.


Technical specifications
Guns 50
1st deck 24 x 18-pdrs
2nd deck 26 x 8-pdrs
Crew 365 men
Length 143 ft 10 in (43.85 m)
Width 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m)
Depth 19 ft 3 in (5.88 m)
Displacement 800 tons


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. 293

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, 3 Decks