Lys (64)

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Origin and History

Built by J.L. Coulomb in 1745 in Brest. Launched in 1746.

Commanded by M. de Lorgeril in 1755.

Captured by the British Navy in 1755.

Service during the War

In 1755, the ship took part to the expedition to reinforce Canada in 1755. For this campaign, she was armed as a "flute", her armament being reduced to 22 guns. She transported 4 companies of La Reine Infanterie and 4 companies of Languedoc Infanterie. She was captured on the Newfoundland Banks by the British Fleet of vice-admiral Boscawen on June 8 1755.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 64
1st deck 26 x 24-pdrs
2nd deck 28 x 12-pdrs
3rd deck 10 x 6-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 146 feet (44.50 m)
Width 40 feet (12.19 m)
Depth 19 feet (5.79 m)
Displacement 1100 tons

References

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

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar