Le Fougueux

2070
Nominal Guns74E-WIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1784E-WIKI
Launched19.9.1785E-WIKI
First Commissioned19.9.1782E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardLorient - Brittany E-WIKI
Ship ClassTéméraire ClassE-WIKI
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)E-WIKI
CategoryThird RateE-WIKI
National RatePremier RangE-WIKI
Ship TypeShip of the Line E-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Captured21.10.1805E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.8656 (183′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel155' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)50.344 (165′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3318 (47′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentE-WIKI
Displacement2,900Ton 

Armament


1785Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1795Capitaine de Vaisseau Giot-LabrierFWIKI1805 - 21.10.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Alexis Baudouin (1766-1805)TRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
15.12.1796-13.1.1797Fleet for the convoy to Ireland of the Army under General Hoche Justin Bonaventure Morard de Galles (1741-1808) 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 12th of July 2012 06:39

I have Fougueux as taken at Ile Groix as do you, was she retaken? Wiki also has "In 1796, she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande under Esprit-Tranquille Maistral."

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