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.1705-1779)
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) Antoine Nicolas Choiseul-Beaupré (Comte de Marcheville) (1716-1760)
Le Glorieux (74)  
Le Héros (74)  
Le Dauphin Royal (74) André d’Urtubie (Chevalier d’Urtubie Fagosse) (1708-1767)
Le Belliqueux (64) Chevalier Louis Guillouet (Comte d'Orvilliers) (1710-1792)
Le Célèbre (64)  
Le Bizarre (64)  
 
French Squadron from Saint Domingue, Chevalier Joseph de Bauffremont-Courtenay (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), Claude de Bullion (Marquis de Montlouët)
Le Diadème (74)  
L'Inflexible (64) Chevalier Laurent Louis de Sartre (1700-1764)
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
L'Hector (74) Joseph-François de Noble du RevestSquadron Flagship
L'Achille (64) Pannat
Le Vaillant (64) Surin de Murat
Le Sage (64) Charles Auguste d’Abon (Comte d’Abon) (1710-1785)
 
French Frigates Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Brune (30)  
L'Abénaquise (38) Chevalier Charles Mac Carthy (1706-1765)
La Comète (30)  
L'Hermione (28)  
La Fleur de Lys (30)  
 

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