Le Fougueux

Nominal Guns50W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1694W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Constructor Blaise PangaloW033
CategoryFourth RateW033
National RateTroisième RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the Line W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.368 (37′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen750Tons BM 


1695Broadside Weight = 320 French Livre (345.344 lbs 156.64 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.12.1696315 BG

2 Ship Commanders

1695Capitaine de Vaisseau, rang unknown de La Galissonnière (Comte de La Galissonnière)ref:15851696 - 11.12.1696Capitaine de Vaisseau Jacques Davy (Chevalier d'Amfreville) (d.1696)ref:631

Service History

23.8.1695Took the Merchant Providence ref:1585
25.8.1695Took the Merchant Aventure Amitié ref:1585
27.8.1695Took the East Indiaman Princess Anne of Denmark (40) ref:1585
1696Took the Merchant Léonora ref:1585
1696Took the Merchant Famille d'Adam ref:1585
11.12.1696Capture of the Fougueux


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 16:39

London Gazette 1696, Whitehall Dec. 14 - Capt. Jumper of the Weymouth engaged the enemy, (being about 3 o'clock) and after a 2 or 3 hour broad-sides, the French man running (as the prisoners report) against a rock, struck his colours and yielded, and at half an hour past 5, sunk; she was a French Man of War called the Fougueux, had 48 guns mounted, of which the lower tier were brass, 2 in the hold and spare ports for 10 more; she was Commanded by the Chevalier of Am(or an)treville, and had 315 men on board, whom of 120 were saved, the rest being all drowned, together with the Commander, though we sent out all our boats to take them up.

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