Actif (64)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Salinoc in 1750 in Brest and launched on December 15, 1752.

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

  • in 1755: M. de Caumont

The ship was striken off of the fleet in 1766 and broken up in March 1767.

Service during the War

In 1755, the ship took part in the expedition to reinforce Canada. For this campaign, she was armed as a "flute", her armament being reduced to 22 guns. She transported 9 companies of Languedoc Infanterie.

On September 10 1759, the ship took part in the Battle of Pondicherry.


Technical specifications
Guns 64
1st deck 26 x 24-pdrs
2nd deck 28 x 12-pdrs
3rd deck 10 x 6-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 150 feet (48.72 m) in French feet
Width 40.8 feet (13.21 m)
Depth 20 feet (6.60 m)
Displacement 1100 tons


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

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco: Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar

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