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COURAGEUX (74) Built in 1800, Deptford.
Hospital ship in 1814.

  • She was launched on 26 March in the presence of Ad. Lord HOOD, Lady HOOD and an "immense concourse of spectators." The keel of a new seventy-four, FAME, was immediately laid on the same slip.
  • 1800 Capt. HOOD, With Earl ST. VINCENT's Channel fleet.
  • 1801 Capt. DUFF, Channel fleet.
  • 1803 Capt. J. O. HARDY, Channel fleet 1805 Capt. Richard LEE, Channel fleet.
  • 1807 Capt. James BISSETT.
    To the Mediterranean on 1 January.
    Later in the year off Cadiz.
  • 1808 In ordinary at Chatham.
  • On 22 November 1810 Lieut. George DAVIES of COURAGEUX was tried by court martial at Plymouth charged with having been found in a state of intoxication on his watch.
    He was sentenced to be dismissed from his Majesty's service.
    On a further charge of pulling the nose of Lieut. WIMPER during a quarrel.
    For this he was he was rendered incapable of ever serving in the navy as an officer.
    Lieut. WIMPER was dismissed his ship.
  • 1811 Capt. Philip WILKINSON, Basque Roads.
    On 21 January COURAGEUX ran aground on the Skerries Rocks.
    Capt. WILKINSON and Mr ANDREWS, the Master, were reprimanded by a court martial on the SALVADOR DEL MUNDO in the Hamoaze on 2 February.
  • Later in the year in the Baltic.
    COURAGEUX kept company with ORION, REYNARD and 15 Russian line-of-battle ships on the first part of their passage through the Great Belt to England.
    When the others anchored in Samsoe Bay, Capt. WILKINSON made for Wingo Sound taking REYNARD with him.
    In the evening Capt. ST. CLAIR of REYNARD noticed that COURAGEUX, doing 10 knots, was steering for the N. W. part of the Anholt reef so he made the signal "You are standing into danger" and fired several guns and, although he was not far from the other's quarter, no notice was taken of his warnings.
    Capt. ST. CLAIR hauled to the wind and kept a light burning, firing a gun every 10 minutes.
    A gun was then heard from the direction COURAGEUX had sailed and at daylight the 74 was seen without masts, rudder or guns.
    It appeared that marine's muskets kept immediately under the binnacle had affected COURAGEUX's compass.
  • 1814 in ordinary.
    Later used as a lazaretto at Chatham.

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