French ship Alcide (1742)
Capture of Alcide near Louisbourg
|Builder:||Brest Naval Dockyard|
|Laid down:||March 1742|
|Launched:||6 December 1743|
|Captured:||8 June 1755, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||8 June 1755|
|Class and type:||64-gun third-rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1373.8 tons (1397.1 tonnes)|
|Beam:||44 ft 10.25 in (13.6716 m)|
|Depth of hold:||18 ft 2.375 in (5.54673 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||64 guns of various weights of shot|
HMS Alcide was sold out of the navy in May 1772. However, it perhaps remained in service in some form because on 10 July 1772 according to the UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710–1811, Robert Mellefent was apprenticed as a carpenter to Ebenezer Holland to serve on the ship.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 178.
- Pichon's Lettres et Memories sure Cap Breton, p. 248