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L'Abénaquise

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Nominal Guns38DBF
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1753DBF
Launched6.1756DBF
First Commissioned11.1756DBF
How acquiredPurpose builtDBF
ShipyardQuebec - Canada DBF
Ship ClassAbénaquise ClassDBF
Designed by
Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand)French
Ship Builder
Administrator
Marine
Service 1707-1784
DBF
Constructor
Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand)French
Ship Builder
Administrator
Marine
Service 1707-1784
DBF
CategoryFifth RateDBF
National RateQuatrième RangDBF
Ship TypeDemi-Batterie DBF
Sailing RigShip RiggedDBF
Captured23.11.1757DBF
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Aurora' (1757) (38) 1757-1763
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDBF
Length of Gundeck46.80Meters153′ 6″ Imperial
Breadth12.50Meters41′ 0″ Imperial
Burthen650Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck120'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2853 (33′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2148 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen500Ton 

Armament


11.1756Broadside Weight = 246 French Livre (265.4832 lbs 120.417 kg)DBF
Lower Gun Deck8 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 French 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 17.4.1757Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Charles Mac CarthyFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1745-1757
ref:631
17.4.1757 - 23.11.1757Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Charles Mac CarthyFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1745-1757
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
23.11.1757Taken by
Unicorn (24) 1748-1771
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

23.11.1757Taken by
Chichester (68) 1753-1803
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line


 

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