Coureur

3718
Courier
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench lugger 'Le Coureur' (1776) (14)
Captured17.6.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1774
ConstructorJaques DenysNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1714
Captured21.6.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck68' 10"Imperial Feet20.7264 
Length of Keel52' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet15.8687 
Breadth22' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet6.712 
Depth in Hold9' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen138 4294Tons BM 

Armament


12.1778Broadside Weight = 16 Imperial Pound ( 7.256 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.177845 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.12.1778 - 18.8.1780LieutenantChristopher Major (c.1737-1784)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1778Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
21.10.1778Registered as a sloopBWAS-1714
18.12.1778Registered as a schoonerBWAS-1714
2.1779Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
21.6.1780Taken by Fortune (12) off Newfoundland
21.6.1780Taken by Griffin (14) off Newfoundland


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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