Apollon (56)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Morineau in 1738 in Rochefort and launched in 1740.

Commanded by M. Gomain in 1755.

The ship was striken off of the fleet in 1758 and sunk as blockship.

Service during the War

In 1755, the ship took part in the expedition to reinforce Canada. For this campaign, she was armed as a "flute", her armament being reduced to 12 guns. She served as hospital ship.

In the Spring of 1758, the ship was part of Beaussier's squadron which was left at Louisbourg for the defence of the place by du Chaffault when he sailed for Québec.


Technical specifications
Guns 56
1st deck 22 x 18-pdrs
2nd deck 24 x 8-pdrs
Quarterdeck 10 x 4-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 132 ft 6 in French feet (42.88 m)
Width 36 ft 4 in (11.71 m)
Depth 17 ft 11 in feet (5.53 m)
Displacement 800 tons


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

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco: Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.