Le Courageux

2043
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1751NNF-1715
Launched11.10.1753BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1754
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest BWAS-1714
Designed byJean GeoffroyBWAS-1714
ConstructorJean GeoffroyNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured14.8.1761BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Courageux' (1761) (74)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck172' 3"Imperial Feet52.4267 
Length of Keel140' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet42.6752 
Breadth48' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet14.6399 
Depth in Hold20' 10 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,721 3094Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck163' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)52.945 (173′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth44'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10'French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.248 (10′ 7″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck163' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)52.9424 (173′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth44'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20'French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,500Ton 

Armament


1754Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17546066 officers, 600 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1761 - 14.8.1761Capitaine de VaisseauDugué Lambert (d.1761)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
13.6.1761Action of 13 June 1761
13.8.1761Bellona vs Le Courageux
13.8.1761Taken by Bellona (74) off Vigo


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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