French ship Courageux (1806)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
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: Courageux class ship of the line
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 80 guns
Armour: Timber

The Courageux was a 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

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.

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