Fleet for Quebec 1755

Fleet CommanderChevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764)W029
Fleet Formed4.1755W029
Fleet Disbanded1755W029


Troops and supplies for North America. Among the ships of the line, 7 were armed en-flute with their armament reduced accordingly to allow more space for freight and troops

L'Entreprenant (74) 4.17551755 Fleet disbanded
L'Apollon (56) 4.17551755 Fleet disbanded
L'Opiniatre (64) 4.17551755 Fleet disbanded
La Sirène (30) 4.17551755 Fleet disbanded
L'Illustre (64) 4.17551755 Antoine Nicolas Choiseul-Beaupré (Comte de Marcheville) (1716-1760)Fleet disbanded
L'Actif (64) 4.17551755 Alexandre Tancrède de Caumont d'Adde (1708-1777)Fleet disbanded
L'Algonkin (72) 4.17551755 Fleet disbanded
Le Lys (64) 4.17558.6.1755 Captured
L'Alcide (64) 4.17558.6.1755 Captured
Le Léopard (62) 4.175515.8.1755Chevalier Jean Joseph d'AnnevilleAbandoned


Departure from Brest .


Arrival of the "Leopard" at Quebec

1755/06/08L'Alcide (64) left the fleet 
1755/06/08Le Lys (64) left the fleet 

Departure from Canada to France : to escape the enemy, de Cahideuc had the audacity to pass all his ships through the Strait of Belle-Isle, which no ship of the king had ever yet taken .
Thanks to this skilful maneuver, the return took place without incident .

1755/08/15Le Léopard (62) left the fleet 

"Leopard " condemned and burnt at Quebec after an epidemic aboard



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