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 Holburne (1704-1771)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Newark (80) William Holburne (c.1711-1760)Fleet Flagship
Invincible (74) John Bentley (1703-1772)
Grafton (68) Thomas Cornwall (d.1796)
Terrible (74) Richard Collins (d.1779)
Northumberland (68) Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770)
Captain (64) John Amherst (1718-1778)
Orford (68) Richard Spry (1715-1775)
Bedford (64) Thorpe Fowke (d.1784)
Nassau (64) James Sayer (1721-1777)
Sunderland (60) George Mackenzie (d.1780)
Defiance (60) Patrick Baird (1700-1761)
Tilbury (58) Henry Barnsley (c.1715-1757)
Kingston (60) William Parry (c.1699-1779)
Windsor (60) Samuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759)
Sutherland (50) Edward Falkingham (d.1783)
 
British Frigates & Sloops
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Winchelsea (20) John Hale (c.1718-1791)
Success (20) Paul Henry Ourry (1719-1783)
Port Mahon (24) Samuel Wallis (1728-1795)
Nightingale (22) James Campbell (c.1714-?)
Kennington (20) Dudley Digges (d.1779)
Ferret (14) Francis Upton (c.1720-1757)
Vulture (14) John Scaife (c.1709-1773)
Hunter (10) Sir William Hewett (5th Baronet of Headley Hall) (c.1724-1761)
Speedwell (8) Robert Bond (c.1722-1772)
Hawke (8) Housman Broadley (c.1722-1759)
Gibraltar's Prize (14) John Stott (c.1729-1778)
Jamaica (10) Samuel Thompson (1718-1813)
Furnace (8) William Williamson (c.1720-1771) Bomb Vessel
Lightning (14) Henry Martin (1733-1794) Fireship
 

Royaume de France (Marine Royale) - Chevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)

 
French Squadron, Chevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)

9 Ships of Line and 2 frigates

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Formidable (80)  Squadron Flagship
Le Duc de Bourgogne (80)  
Le Superbe (74)  
Le Glorieux (74)  
Le Héros (74)  
Le Dauphin Royal (74) André d’Urtubie (Chevalier d’Urtubie Fagosse) (1708-1767)
Le Belliqueux (64) Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)
Le Célèbre (64)  
Le Bizarre (64)  
 
French Squadron from Saint Domingue, Joseph de Bauffremont (1714-1781)

5 Ships of Line and 1 Frigate

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Tonnant (80)  Squadron Flagship
Le Défenseur (24) Chevalier Charles de Courbon (1710-1766)
Le Diadème (74)  
L'Inflexible (64) de Tilly (d.1757)
L'Éveillé (64)  
 
French Squadron from Toulon, Joseph-François de Noble du Revest

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

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Hector (74) Joseph-François de Noble du RevestSquadron Flagship
L'Achille (64) Pannat
Le Vaillant (64) Surin de Murat
Le Sage (64) d’Abon
 
French Frigates Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Brune (30)  
L'Abénaquise (36) Mac Carthy
La Comète (30)  
L'Hermione (28)  
La Fleur de Lys (30)  
 

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