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Louisbourg Expedition

August 1757 - October 1757
Fought at : Louisbourg - Nova Scotia - Île Royale
Part of : Seven Years' War (1756/05/17 - 1763/02/10)
Previous action : Defence of the Southampton 25.7.1757
Next action : Action off Flushing 1.8.1757

A failed British attempt to capture the French Fortress of Louisbourg on Île Royale.

 

Great Britain

 
British Fleet,
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Newark (80) 1747-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
William HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1729
Fleet Flagship
Invincible (74) 1747-1758
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1763
Terrible (74) 1747-1763
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1763
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
Captain (64) 1743-1777
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Buffalo"
John AmherstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1778
Orford (68) 1749-1783
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
Bedford (64) 1741-1787
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1767 Renamed "Bedford Hulk"
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
Nassau (64) 1740-1770
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
James SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1777
Sunderland (60) 1744-1761
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1779
Defiance (60) 1744-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Patrick BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
Tilbury (58) 1745-1757
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Henry BarnsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1744
Kingston (60) 1740-1762
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
Windsor (60) 1745-1777
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
Sutherland (50) 1741-1770
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1770
 
British Frigates & Sloops
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Winchelsea (20) 1740-1758
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1779
Success (20) 1740-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Paul Henry OurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1773
Port Mahon (24) 1740-1763
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Samuel WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1781
Nightingale (22) 1746-1783
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Ship
James CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1763
Kennington (20) 1756-1774
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Dudley DiggesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
Ferret (14) 1743-1757
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Francis UptonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1757
Vulture (14) 1744-1761
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John ScaifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1762
Hunter (10) 1756-1780
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Sir William Hewett (5th Baronet of Headley Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
Speedwell (8) 1752-1780
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1779 Renamed "Spitfire"
Robert BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
Hawke (8) 1756-1759
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Housman BroadleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Gibraltar's Prize (14) 1757-1761
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
John StottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
Jamaica (10) 1744-1770
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Samuel ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1788
Furnace (8) 1740-1763
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
William WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1742
Bomb Vessel
Lightning (14) 1746-1762
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1755 Renamed "Lightning"
Henry MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
Fireship
 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale) -

 
French Squadron,

9 Ships of Line and 2 frigates

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Formidable (80) 1751-1759
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
Le Duc de Bourgogne (80) 1751-1801
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Peuple"
1794 Renamed "Caton"
Charles-Alexandre de Morell d'Aubigny d'Assy (Comte d'Aubigny)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1713-1761
Le Superbe (74) 1738-1759
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Le Glorieux (74) 1756-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Héros (74) 1752-1759
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Le Dauphin Royal (74) 1738-1783
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
André d’Urtubie (Chevalier d’Urtubie Fagosse)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1767
Le Belliqueux (64) 1756-1758
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1779
Le Célèbre (64) 1757-1758
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Le Bizarre (64) 1751-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
French Squadron from Saint Domingue,
Chevalier Joseph de Bauffremont-CourtenayFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1777

5 Ships of Line and 1 Frigate

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Tonnant (80) 1743-1780
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship
Le Défenseur (24) 1754-1778
French 24 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Charles de CourbonFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1766
,
Claude de Bullion (Marquis de Montlouët)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
Le Diadème (74) 1756-1797
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Brutus"
 
L'Inflexible (64) 1752-1763
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Chevalier Laurent Louis de SartreFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1762
L'Éveillé (64) 1752-1772
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
 
French Squadron from Toulon,

4 Ships of Line and 2 Frigates : depart from Toulon april 1757 , escape blockade of Admiral Charles Saunders at Gilbratar

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hector (74) 1755-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Joseph-François de Noble du RevestFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Squadron Flagship
L'Achille (64) 1747-1761
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
PannatFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Le Vaillant (64) 1755-1783
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Surin de MuratFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Le Sage (64) 1751-1768
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles Auguste d’Abon (Comte d’Abon)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
 
French Frigates Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Brune (30) 1755-1761
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
L'Abénaquise (38) 1756-1757
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Demi-Batterie
Chevalier Charles Mac CarthyFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1745-1757
La Comète (30) 1752-1761
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
L'Hermione (28) 1749-1757
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
 
La Fleur de Lys (30) 1754-1760
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
 

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Posted by John Dickie on Friday 17th of September 2021 01:18

HMS Eagle under Captain Hugh Palliser was also part of Holbourne's fleet. Eagle's logs and letters by Palliser place the ship with Holbourne during the Louisbourg expedition in 1757. ADM 52/578 Master’s Log HMS Eagle (1757 Apr 28–1759 Mar 3)ADM 1/2294 Captain’s Letters 1757 (Palliser, Hugh). Sunday 25th September 1757 at 2 am. An account of the Eagle’s situation and of the damages she received in the late gale of wind.
ADM 1/2294 Captain’s Letters 1757 (Palliser, Hugh). Eagle at sea 30 September, 1757. Account of the Condition of His Majesty’s Ship Eagle.

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