La Courageuse

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1777NNF-1774
Launched28.2.1778NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Ship ClassConcorde ClassNNF-1774
Designed byHenri Chevillard (1737-1810)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured19.6.1799NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Courageuse' (1799) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel111' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.0676 (118′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5525 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen550Ton 

Armament


28.2.1778Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 210 French Livre (226.632 lbs 102.795 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777280Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1778Took the Privateer Morning Star (6)
8.1779Began coppering at Rochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
10.1779Completed coppering at Rochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
1798Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Flûte
19.6.1799Capture off Cape Sicie
19.6.1799Taken by the British off Cape Sicie

 

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