HMS Courageux (1800)
|Ordered:||6 November 1794|
|Laid down:||October 1797|
|Launched:||26 March 1800|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1832|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||74-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1772 (bm)|
|Length:||181 ft (55 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder guns
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 74-gun ships, and was the only ship built to her draught. Unlike the middling class and common class 74-gun ships, which carried 18-pounder long guns, as a large 74-gun ship, Courageux carried 24-pounders on her upper gun deck.
Courageux was placed on harbour service in 1814, and was broken up in 1832.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 184.
- Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, David Bonner Smith
- 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.
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