French ship Algonquin (1753)

The Algonquin was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. She was launched from Québec City in (New France), on 9 June 1753 and placed into service on 8 January 1754.[1]

Vaisseau en construction à Quebec au XVIIIeme siecle.jpg
The Algonquin under construction
French Navy EnsignFrance
BuilderQuébec City
Laid downMarch 1752
Launched9 June 1753
Completed8 January 1754
FateBroken up in 1773
General characteristics
Class and typeThird-rate ship of the line
Length55.1 m (181 ft)
Beam14.1 m (46 ft)
Depth6.8 m
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament74 guns

In 1755, she was placed into service for the transportation of nine companies of the régiment de la Reine who embarked in Brest on 14 April 1755. The 74-gun ship was armed en flûte with 24 guns to allow for more room for the soldiers. The ship was commanded by Captain Jean Baptiste François de La Villéon. The regiment was also reduced to 360 soldiers. Algonquin was part of the naval squadron that left for Canada. She became separated from the other ships after the departure on 29 May, because of heavy fog at sea.

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  1. ^ W.J.Eccles, France en Amérique, p.123