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) 6.174610.1746Chevalier Étienne de Périer de Salvert (1687-1766)Fleet disbanded
L'Ardent (64) 6.17461.10.1746 François Henri de Coulombe (1689-1751)Captured

DateEventSource
1746/10/01L'Ardent (64) left the fleet 

Sources


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

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