HMS La Hogue
HMS La Hogue was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 October 1811 at Deptford. She was named named after the 1692 Battle of La Hogue. "The La Hogue of 1811 [...] sported a green and chocolate lion, its grinning mouth displaying rows of white teeth and a huge red tongue."
|Name:||HMS La Hogue|
|Ordered:||1 October 1806|
|Laid down:||April 1808|
|Launched:||3 October 1811|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1865|
|Class and 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)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
La Hogue was driven ashore at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 12 November 1813 during a storm. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
From 7–8 April 1814, ships' boats of the La Hogue, Endymion, Maidstone and Borer attacked Pettipague point. In 1847 the Admiralty awarded the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "8 Apr Boat Service 1814" to all surviving claimants from the action. The raid was commanded by Coote, who was promoted as a result of the successful outcome, as was Lieutenant Pyne of the La Hogue who assisted him.
In September, 1814 La Hogue landed near the Old Scituate Light station with the intent of sending a raiding party into the town. Rebecca and Abigail Bates, the lighthouse keeper's daughters, repulsed the attack by playing a drum and a fife that had been left at the station.
She was converted into a screw-propelled steamship frigate in 1850. From 1852 she acted as a guard-ship at Devonport under the command of Captain William Ramsay and saw her final service, still under Ramsay, on duties in the Baltic Sea during the Crimean War. On 18 September 1855, she ran aground off Renskär, Sweden and was severely damaged. She was refloated with the assistance of three gunboats after her lower deck guns were taken out.
Notes, citations, and references
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- Lubbock, Basil (1922), The Blackwall Frigates, p.21.
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- James, p325
- Jerry Roberts. "The British raid on Essex". connecticuthistory.org. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "No. 20939". The London Gazette. 26 January 1849. pp. 247–247.
- Wetherell, W.D. (2002). This American River: Five Centuries of Writing about the Connecticut. UPNE. pp. 56–59. ISBN 9781584651116.
Letter from Coote to Capel dated 9 April 1814
- Marshall, pp301-304
- "The Baltic Fleet". The Times (22175). London. 3 October 1855. col C-E, p. 8.
- William James (naval historian) (2002) . The Naval History of Great Britain, Volume 6, 1811 – 1827 (Rev. ed.). London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-910-7. OCLC 48836534.
- 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.
- Marshall, John (1833). Royal naval biography; or, Memoirs of the services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired captains, post-captains, and commanders, whose names appeared on the Admiralty list of sea-officers at the commencement of the year 1823, or who have since been promoted. Part 1. Volume 4. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green.
- The Naval chronicle for 1813 : containing a general and biographical history of the royal navy of the United kingdom with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects. Volume XXX, July - December. London: Joyce Gold.