Peter Ribouleau

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service13.10.1780CSORN
Last Known Service9.11.1846CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1847NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
13.10.17801781Prince William (64), Captain's ServantNBD1849
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
10.8.179312.1793Victory (100), LieutenantNBD1849
31.8.1793 LieutenantCSORN
12.17931794Arethuse (38), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1794 Glory (98), Seventh LieutenantADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
c.8.17941795Britannia (100), LieutenantNBD1849
179524.7.1796Monarch (74), LieutenantNBD1849
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
25.7.1796 CommanderCSORN
4.180016.4.1802Astraea (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
7.1801 Invalided homeNBD1849
29.4.1802 CaptainCSORN
25.2.18224.1825Semiramis (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
10.1.1837 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralNBD1849
17.8.1840 Rear-AdmiralNL1843
9.11.1846 Vice-AdmiralNBD1849
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Glory on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8

Notes on Officer

Biography - A Naval Biographical Dictionary by William Richard O'ByrneNBD1849

RIBOULEAU. (Vice-Admiral, of the White, 1846. f-p., 19; h-p., 48.)

Peter Ribouleau died 16 Dec. 1847.

This officer entered the Navy, 13 Oct. 1780, as Captain’s Servant, on board the Prince William, Capt. Stair Douglas, with whom, after sharing in Hood’s action with the Comte de Grasse off St. Kitts in 1781, he removed in succession, on the West India and Home stations, to the Triumph 74, Grafton 50, and Cambridge 74. During the peace he served on the coast of North America, again in the West Indies, and at Home, as Midshipman and Master’s Mate, in the Assistance, Commodore Sir Chas. Douglas, Goliath, Capt. A. Dickson, Actaeon, Capt. J. Hanwell, Goliath and Alcide, both commanded by Sir A. Douglas, and Duke flag-ship of Lord Hood. On accompanying the officer last mentioned to theMediterranean in the Victory 100, of which ship he was created a Lieutenant 31 Aug. 1793, he witnessed the occupation of Toulon. In April, 1794, after having served for a short time on board L’Aréthuse French frigate, he joined the Glory 98, Capt. John Elphinstone, part of the force engaged under Lord Howe in the action of the 1st of June. His next appointments were – to the Barfleur 98 and Monarch 74, each bearing the flag of Sir Geo. Keith Elphinstone. In the latter ship he co-operated in 1795 in the reduction of the Cape of Good Hope. Attaining the rank of Commander 25 July, 1796, he joined in that capacity, in April, 1800, the Astrea troop-ship, in which he accompanied the expedition of 1801 to Egypt; where, on 8 March in that year, he served with the launches containing the field artillery under Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, and assisted at the debarkation of the army in Aboukir Bay. He also landed and acted in unison with the troops. He invalided in the following July; was promoted for his services to Post-rank 29 April, 1802; served afterwards in the Sea Fencibles at Margate and Dartmouth; and commanded, from 25 Feb. 1822 until April, 1825, the Semiramis 42, flag-ship of Lord Colville at Cork. He became a Rear-Admiral on the Retired List 10 Jan. 1837, and on the Active 17 Aug. 1840; and a Vice-Admiral 9 Nov. 1846. His wife died 29 July, 1845. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.

Biography - Royal Naval Biography by John MarshallRNB1823

[Post-Captain of 1802.]

This officer commanded the Astrea troop-ship, and greatly distinguished himself during the Egyptian campaign in 1801. His post commission bears date April 29, 1802; and we subsequently find him holding a command in the Sea Fencibles. He is at present serving as Flag-Captain to Lord Colville on the Irish station.

Agent.– Thomas Stilwell, Esq.

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Posted by Wendy James on Thursday 25th of January 2018 01:53

My husband was related to Admiral Ribouleaux, we have a miniature water-colour painting of him in a bronze frame with red plaited hair on the back, which may have been his or his wifes hair.For my childrens sake I would like to find out more about him thankyou. Wendy James--Adelaide/Australia

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