- FRENCH - 1750
In 1750, her Majesty Antoine Louise de Rouille of Joury ordered
the construction of four vessels named 'CHEBEC". Two
among them, "LE REQUIN" and "INDISCRET"
weighed 260 tonnages with an armament of 24 cannons, while
the other two the "RUSE" and the "SERPENT"
had only 150 tonnages with an armament of 18 cannons.
The "CHEBEC", a name which was associated not only
with attacks and exploits, was also a very good battle wind-jammer.
Here, it should be noted that it was on this type of vessel
that the Captain Bavastro of Nice fought against two English
vessels. With a length of 79m and a width of 23m, the French
"CHEBEC" remained one of the best sailing vessels
of Europe in the XVIII century. She had many similarities
with other galleys.