Origin and History
The frigate was built by Joseph Coulomb at Toulon and launched in 1755.
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
The frigate was sold in 1786.
Service during the War
In February 1758, 1758 - Naval operations in the Mediterranean had resumed and a French squadron under M. de La Clue, on its way for America, had been forced into the harbour Cartagena by a larger British squadron under admiral Osborn who then blockaded the harbour. The Pléiade was part of a relief squadron under M. Duquesne. On February 28, off Cape de Gata, Duquesne was engaged by Osborn's squadron. The Pléiade got away by outsailing the British ships.
The frigate was armed with 8-pdrs.
Clowes, Wm. Laird, The Royal Navy – A History from the Earliest Time to the Present, Vol. III, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London: 1898, p. 189-190
- List of French sail frigates
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.