French ship Courageux (1806)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Courageux (1806), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Courageux
Namesake: Courageous
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 2 November 1801
Launched: 3 February 1806
In service: 8 April 1806
Out of service: 16 March 1831
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
  • 2 966 tonnes
  • 5 260 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)
Beam: 14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)
Draught: 7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)
Propulsion: Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails
Armour: Timber

Courageux was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of a two-ship sub-type of the Téméraire class that also comprised Marengo.

She was started as Alcide, and renamed in 1802. She was commissioned on 8 April 1806 under Amable Troude. On 16 February 1809, she left Lorient as flagship of a squadron also comprising Polonais and Hautpoult.


She was broken up in 1831.

Sources and references[edit]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 131. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.