Algonquin (72)

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Origin and History

Built by R.N. Levasseur in 1750 in Québec. Launched in 1753.

Commanded by M. de Villéon in 1755.

The ship was striken off of the fleet in 1757.

Service during the War

In 1755, the ship took part to the expedition to reinforce Canada. For this campaign, she was armed as a "flute", her armament being reduced to 24 guns. She transported 9 companies of La Reine Infanterie.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 72
1st deck 28 x 36-pdrs
2nd deck 30 x 18-pdrs
3rd deck 14 x 8-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 160 feet (48,77 m)
Width 44 feet (13,41 m)
Depth 21 feet (6,40 m)
Displacement 1500 tons

References

Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar