Le Coureur

Nominal Guns14NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1775NNF-1774
First Commissioned8.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardDunkerque NNF-1774
ConstructorJaques DenysNNF-1774
Ship TypeLugger
BecomesBritish schooner 'Coureur' (1778) (8)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck66' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)21.4368 (70′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel56' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)18.2159 (59′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth20' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.6043 (21′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.5728 (11′ 8″ Imperial)


8.1776Broadside Weight = 12.5 French Livre (13.49 lbs 6.1189 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck2 French 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 2-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.177650 NNF-1774

1 Commanding Officer

1778 - 17.6.1778Enseigne de Vaisseaude RosilyTRN4

Service History

17.6.1778Alert vs Coureur
17.6.1778Taken by Alert (14)


NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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