Nominal Guns38DBF
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1753DBF
First Commissioned11.1756DBF
How acquiredPurpose builtDBF
ShipyardQuebec - Canada DBF
Ship ClassAbénaquise ClassDBF
Designed by Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand) (1707-1784)DBF
Constructor Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand) (1707-1784)DBF
CategoryFifth RateDBF
National RateQuatrième RangDBF
Ship TypeDemi-Batterie DBF
Sailing RigShip RiggedDBF
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Aurora' (1757) (38)


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)


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

1757 - 17.4.1757Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Charles Mac Carthy (1706-1765)ref:63117.4.1757 - 23.11.1757Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Charles Mac Carthy (1706-1765)ref:631

Service History

5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
23.11.1757Taken by Unicorn (24)
23.11.1757Taken by Chichester (68)


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