HMS Hogue (1811)

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HMS Hogue, some time after her conversion to a screw ship
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Name: HMS Hogue
Ordered: 1 October 1806
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: April 1808
Launched: 3 October 1811
Fate: Broken up, 1865
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1750 bm
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Hogue was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 October 1811 at Deptford.[1]

During the War of 1812, while under the command of Thomas Bladen Capel, HMS Hogue successfully trapped the American Privateer Young Teazer of the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

From 7–8 April 1814, ships' boats of the Hogue, Endymion, Maidstone and Borer attacked Pettipague point.[2][3] In 1847 the Admiralty awarded the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "8 Apr Boat Service 1814" to all surviving claimants from the action.[4] The raid was commanded by Coote,[5] who was promoted as a result of the successful outcome, as was Lieutenant Pyne of the Hogue who assisted him.[6]

She was converted into a screw-propelled steamship frigate in 1850. Hogue was eventually broken up in 1865.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
  2. ^ James, p325
  3. ^ Jerry Roberts. "The British raid on Essex". connecticuthistory.org. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20939. pp. 247–247. 26 January 1849.
  5. ^ Wetherell, W.D. (2002). This American River: Five Centuries of Writing about the Connecticut. UPNE. pp. 56–59. ISBN 978-1-58465-111-3 Check |isbn= value (help). "Letter from Coote to Capel dated 9 April 1814" 
  6. ^ Marshall, pp301-304

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