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Commandant de la Marine, Cherbourg - Normandy - French

Last used : 1791/09/21Superceded by : Préfet Maritime

The Préfet Maritime is a servant of the French State who exercises authority over the sea in one particular region (a Préfecture maritime).

The dignity was created in 1800 to unify the command of harbours (civil administrator) and the command of the Navy (Admiral).


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Date fromDate toHolderSource
Louis Bon Jean La Couldre de la Bretonnière (Vicomte de La Couldre)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1791

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Other Préfet Maritime locations

Algeria, Andalusia, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Brest, Calais, Dunkirk, Gdańsk, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Lorient, Mahón, Marseille, Rochefort, Toulon,


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