Le Généreux

2071
Nominal Guns74EWIKI
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1782EWIKI
Launched21.6.1785EWIKI
First Commissioned10.1785
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis EWIKI
Ship ClassTéméraire Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryThird RateEWIKI
National RatePremier Rang
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured18.2.1800EWIKI
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Genereux' (1800) (74)

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 EquivalentEWIKI
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795Capitaine de Vaisseau LouisEWIKI1798 - 9.4.1799Chef d'escadreLouis-Jean-Nicolas Lejoille (1759-1799)EWIKI

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1800 - 18.2.1800Contre-AmiralJean Baptiste Emmanuel Perree (1761-1800)TRN4

Service History


DateEventSource
29.8.1793Seige of Toulon
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
18.8.1798Généreux vs Leander
18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
18.2.1800Taken by Foudroyant (80) In the Mediterranean


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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Posted by Cy on Monday 25th of March 2019 08:34

Hi

Not sure I understand, 'Le Généreux' means 'the generous', not really something that can be specific as implied by your question.


Posted by Wayne C. Genereux on Monday 25th of March 2019 02:32

I am inquiring about what Genereux was the ship named after.

I have been unable to find it.

Thanks Wayne

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