HMS Courageux (1800)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Courageux.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Courageux
Ordered: 6 November 1794
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: October 1797
Launched: 26 March 1800
Fate: Broken up, 1832
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1772 tons (1800.4 tonnes)
Length: 181 ft (55 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Courageux was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 March 1800 at Deptford. She was designed by Sir John Henslow as one of the large class 74s, and was the only ship built to her draught. As a large 74, she carried 24 pdrs on her upper gun deck, instead of the 18 pdrs found on the middling and common class 74s.[1]

In 1806 and 1807 she is known to have been under the command of Cpt. James Bissett[2].

Courageux was placed on harbour service in 1814, and was broken up in 1832.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 184.
  2. ^ Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, David Bonner Smith

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.