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Fleet for Louisbourg 1746


Fleet Formed6.1746ref:673
Fleet Disbanded10.1746ref:673

Introduction

Disastrous expedition of the Duke of Anville, commanding a squadron to retake the fortress of Louisbourg, in Acadia, which had been taken by the English in 1745.

The squadron was decimated by a Typhus epidemic and part of the fleet was dispersed by storms before arriving at Chibouctou (Halifax).



ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Le Trident (64) 1742-1747
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
6.174610.1746
Chevalier Étienne de Périer de SalvertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1757
Fleet disbanded
L'Ardent (64) 1723-1746
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
6.17461.10.1746
François Henri de CoulombeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
Captured

DateEventSource
1746/10/01
L'Ardent (64) 1723-1746
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
left the fleet
 

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site

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