L'Algonkin

2009
Algonquin
Nominal Guns72NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1750NNF-1715
Launched3.7.1753NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1753NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardQuebec - Canada NNF-1715
Constructor Rene-Nicolas Levasseur (Seigneur de St-Armand) (1707-1784)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateNNF-1715
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1815NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck160'French Feet (Pied du Roi)51.968 (170′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel135'French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.8519 (143′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth44'French Feet (Pied du Roi)14.3183 (46′ 11″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22'French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1727 (23′ 6″ Imperial)

Armament


9.1753Broadside Weight = 572 French Livre (617.3024 lbs 279.994 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck28 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.4.1755360reduced , instead of the usual 700 to 720 menFWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1753Arrived at Brest FWIKI
14.4.1755

In 1755, as tension grew between France and England, he was required to transport reinforcements to Canada. He embarked nine companies of the Queen's Regiment on April 14 in Brest. To do this, the ship is armed with a flute and sees the number of its cannons reduced to 24 .

FWIKI
14.4.1755Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Flute FWIKI
1758Refitted as a Unrated Hulk


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Quebec 1755Chevalier Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte) (1683-1764) 
 

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