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  Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
  Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada

Tall Ships At The Fortress
and Town of Louisbourg

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Ships in Louisbourg Harbour during the 18th Century

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Database of Ships at Louisbourg


1721

* La Miscoudine

SOURCE: Extracted from Fr. Patrice Gallant, Michel Haché-Gallant et ses descendants, volumes I and II; see http://www.islandregister.com/biograph.html


1744

French Privateers from Louisbourg

* Marie Joseph, 1744
* Signe, 1744
* Cantabre, 1744
* St. Charles, 1744
* Cesar, 1744
* St. Joseph, 1744
* Succes, 1744

The privateer schooner Cantabre  (schooner, 80 tons, 8 guns, crew of 94, Captain Doloboratz) was captured by the Massachusetts provincial warship, Prince of Orange, on July 4, 1744. The French crew, none of whom were killed in the battle, were exchanged after a few weeks imprisonment in Boston. 

SOURCE: Extracted from A.J.B. Johnston, The Summer of 1744: A Portrait of Life in 18th Century Louisbourg; John Stewart MacLennan, Louisbourg From Its Foundations to Its Fall  (London: MacMillan & Co., 1918)


 1745

WARREN'S FLEET AT LOUISBOURG

The Ship No. of Men No. of Guns The Captain
Superbe  415 60 Richard Tiddeman 
Mermaid 328 40 William Montague 
Launceston  239 40 Warwick Calmady
Eltham 248 44 Philip Durrell
Vigilant 325 64 James Douglas 
Princess Mary 394 60 Richard Edwards
Canterbury 400 60 John Hoare
Sunderland 400 60 Brett
Chester 350 50 Francis Geary 

SOURCE: Extracted from: http://www.blupete.com/Hist/Gloss/Warren'sFleet.htm 


1745

EXPEDITION AGAINST LOUISBOURG

* Union

SOURCE:  Extracted from Elisha Mahew, A Journal of the Voige in the Sloop Union in an Expedition against Cape Breton (Providence, 1929)


  


1749

Source:  Extracted from  http://istg.rootsweb.com/newcompass/pass_lists/listnovascotia.html [Link Missing]


1755

DE SALVERT COMMAND 

* Acquillon 
* Bizarre
* Commette 
* Dauphin Royal 
* Defenseur 
* Esperance 

SOURCE:  Extracted from Journals -  Monsieur de Vaudreuil (New York Colonial Document, v10); Jean Guillaume Charles de Plantevit de Margon, Chevalier de la Pause (Rapport de la Province de Quebec, 1931- 1932).


1756

French Privateers from Louisbourg

* schooner la Tourterelle, Maurice Simonin, 1756
* schooner la Vigilente, St-Martin du Rouca, 1756
* sloop L'Heureux, Milly de la Croix, 1756
* schooner la Victoire, Maurice Simonin, 1756
* la Revanche, Milly de la Croix, 1756

SOURCE: Sandy Balcom, Parks Canada, Fortress Louisbourg,  extracted from France, Archives Nationales, Section Ancienne, Sirie G5, Carton 260, Amirauti, Conseil des Prises, Minutes de Jugements 1756-57


1757 and 1758 

BRITISH FLEET AT LOUISBOURG

* Bedford
* Boreas 
* Burford
* Centurion 
* Defiance
* Diana 
* Dublin
* Gramont 
* Hawke
* Hind 
* Hunter 
* Juno 
* Kennington 
* Kingston
* Lancaster 
* Namur 
* Northumberland
* Nottingham 
* Orford
* Pembroke 
* Portmabon
* Prince Frederick
* Prince of Orange
* Princess Amelia
* Royal William 
* Scarborough 
* Shannon
* Somerset 
* Squirrel  
* Sutherland
* Terrible
* Trent 
* Vanguard 
* York

* Number of smaller vessels 
* 144 Sail of Transports

SOURCE: Extracted from John Stewart MacLennan, Louisbourg From Its Foundations to Its Fall (London: MacMillan & Co., 1918)

1758 (Additional) 

* Aetna

SOURCE: Extracted from Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (London, 1789) Volume I,, Chapter 3,  p. 123.


1757 and 1758

FRENCH FLEET AT LOUISBOURG

* Appollon
* Aréthuse
* Biche
* Bienfaisant
* Bizarre
* Capricieux 
* Célèbre
* Chêvre
* Comète
* Echo 
* Entreprenant 
* Fidèle 
* Prudent

SOURCE: Extracted from John Stewart MacLennan, Louisbourg From Its Foundations to Its Fall (London: MacMillan & Co., 1918); Richard Brown, A History of the Island of Cape Breton (Low & Marston, 1869)

1758 (Additional) 

*  Zephyre

SOURCE:  Extracted from John Robson, A Short Biography of Jean-Francois de Galaup de Laperouse, 1741-1788 - see http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/jcr/~lap2


1758 

DEPORTATIONS FROM LOUISBOURG TO FRANCE

* La Reine d'Espagne

SOURCE:  Extracted from ?


1759

BATTLE FOR QUEBEC

* Harwood

SOURCE:  Extracted from A Journal of the Expedition up the River St. Lawrence; Containing A True and Particular Account of the Transactions of the Fleet and Army, From the Time of Their Embarkation at Louisbourg ‘Til After the Surrender of Quebec by the Serjeant-Major of Gen. Hopson’s Grenadiers, June 1, 1759.


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