La Fidèle

Nominal Guns24NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1746NNF-1715
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk as Blockship6.1758NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck119'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.664 (126′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth31'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.0959 (33′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 7"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5487 (18′ 2″ Imperial)


1.1748Broadside Weight = 96 French Livre (103.6032 lbs 46.992 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.17482105 officers, 205 menNNF-1715

4 Ship Commanders

1748Chef d'Escadre Jean Baptiste de Mac Nemara (Baron du Mung) (d.1756)ref:6311.3.1751 - 1751Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Charles Mac Carthy (1706-1765)ref:6311754Lieutenant de Vaisseau Louis-Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil) (1724-1802)ref:6311756Lieutenant de Vaisseau de LizardaisTGM

1 Commissioned Officer

1756Enseigne de Vaisseau Charles Étienne Bombelle (1733-1783)ref:1275

1 Crewman

1748Volontaire de la Marine, at 14 years Jean Baptiste de Turpin de Jouhé (Comte de Turpin de Jouhé du Breuil-Malmaud) (1734-1783)ref:631

Service History

17.5.1756Action of 17th May 1756
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg

Notes on Ship

Date captain ??ref:631

De Rigaud : Lieutenant in 1754, he command the "Fidèle" then the "Aréthuse 1759" .


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