Fougueux

4347
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Fougueux' (1747) (64)
Named21.3.1747/48BWAS-1714
Captured14.10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1747/48
ShipyardBrest W033
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)W033
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)51.6437 (169′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 2 ½"French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3047 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 6 ½"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8599 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,402 8294Tons BM 

Armament


3.1747/48Broadside Weight = 728 Imperial Pound ( 330.148 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1747/48520 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1747/48 - 16.11.1752CaptainThomas Stanhope (d.1770) ADM 6/17/335BWAS-171410.1.1753 - 2.4.1754CaptainRichard Hughes (1708-1779) ADM 6/18/52BWAS-17142.4.1754 - 6.4.1754CaptainThomas Foley (d.1755) ADM 6/18/95ADM 6/187.4.1754 - 14.2.1755CaptainGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) ADM 6/18/96BWAS-171414.2.1755 - 25.3.1755CaptainJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/18/137ADM 6/1825.3.1755 - 27.1.1757CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/18/149BWAS-171427.1.1757 - 23.3.1757CaptainSmith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/18/349ADM 6/1823.3.1757 - 5.7.1759CaptainJoseph Knight (d.1775) ADM 6/18/372BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1747/48 - bef.24.10.1749Second LieutenantCharles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 6/17/335ADM 6/1721.3.1747/48 - 1.12.1748Third LieutenantDavid Pryce ADM 6/17/335ADM 6/1724.10.1749 - 8.5.1751First LieutenantWilliam Hackman (c.1716-1757) ADM 6/17/502ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1747Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
25.11.1747Ordered to be SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.3.1747/48Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £12750.3.6dBWAS-1714
4.1748Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7666.16.5dBWAS-1714
8.7.1748Ordered reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
1749Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1750Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1751Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1751Carried troops to MinorcaBWAS-1714
1752Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755
8.6.1755Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Lys (64)
8.6.1755Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Lys (64)
10.1755In North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1757Receiving ship at CorkBWAS-1714
6.1757fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1757Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1758Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £9755.7.8dBWAS-1714
29.12.1758At the capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
5.1759Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
21.5.1759Paid offADM 51

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
1758/10/161759/03/01Expedition against Île de GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786)
 

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Posted by Tony on Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:59

My ancestor (d.1756) served on this ship according to an administration document. But the Fougueux was a big ship and in the brief time I spent with the ships records at the PRO (around 1974) I was unable to find a name entry for him.

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