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Courageux

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Courageux' (1753) (74) 1753-1761
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Named10.2.1762BWAS-1714
Captured13.8.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.7.1776BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jean GeoffroyFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Jean GeoffroyFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked18.12.1796BWAS-1714

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 

Armament


1761Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.7.1776 - 7.2.1778Captain
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ADM 6/21/203
BWAS-1714
7.2.1778 - 1.4.1783Captain
Lord Constantine John Phipps (2nd Baron Mulgrave)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1792
ADM 6/21/363
BWAS-1714
5.1790 - 2.1791Captain
George CountessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1810
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 16.2.1791Captain
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
ADM 6/24/27
BWAS-1714
16.2.1791 - 10.9.1791Captain
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
ADM 6/24/107
ADM 6/24
29.1.1793 - 13.9.1793Captain
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ADM 6/24/198
BWAS-1714
13.9.1793 - 5.1795Captain
John MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1795
ADM 6/24/297
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 1796Captain
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
BWAS-1714
1796 - 10.12.1796Lieutenant
John BurrowsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
Bernard HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
25.9.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
James OughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1825
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
2.1793 - 1796Lieutenant
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ref:616
18.2.1794 - 6.1794Lieutenant
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795Carpenter
Edward ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1.1779 - 3.1780Midshipman
Charles DashwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1815
E-WIKI
11.5.1793 - 24.5.1794Midshipman
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO
25.5.1794 - 17.2.1797Master's Mate
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
26.2.1793 - 10.5.1793Able Seaman
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO
1795Ordinary Seaman
Joseph BlomfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
2.2.1762Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £9797.16.4dBWAS-1714
17.2.1762Established as a 74-gun Third rateBWAS-1714
8.7.1762Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.6.1764Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £22380.11.4dBWAS-1714
1.1772Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £16420.19.10dBWAS-1714
7.1776First commissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
11.1776fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10132.6.2dBWAS-1714
7.1.1778Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7468.7.0dBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
13.3.1780Took the Frigate
Le Monsieur (38) 1778-1780
French 38 Gun
Privateer Frigate
ref:692
4.1.1781Took the Frigate
La Minerve (32) 1778-1781
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
4.1782refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8547.17.7dBWAS-1714
1.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1787Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1789Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £30369.13.4dBWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.10.1793In attack on FoorneilleBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
10.12.1796Wrecked in a gale on the coast of Morocco losing 464 drowned, 129 were savedBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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