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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"
 
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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