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Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.11.1720 - Rennes E-WIKI
First Known Service1735FWIKI
FatherGuy Picquet de La Motte, seigneur de La Motte (1678-1753)ref:631
MotherHélène Julie Rose Robert de La Bellangeraye (1698-1769)ref:631
BrotherLouis Jacques (1719-1786)ref:631
SisterJudith (1725-1777)ref:631
Last Known Service1745FWIKI
Date of Death10.6.1791 - Brest E-WIKI
Cause of DeathMaladie de la goutteFWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed Comte de la MotteE-WIKI
1735 Entered the NavyF001
11.7.1735 Garde de la MarineE-WIKI
1745 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:1220
1754 Lieutenant de VaisseauE-WIKI
17551.2.1759
La Sensible (34) 1767-1789
French 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
10.1756 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-LouisE-WIKI
17608.1763
Le Diadème (74) 1756-1797
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Brutus"
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
9.1763 Capitaine de VaisseauF001
9.17631772
La Malicieuse (32) 1758-1777
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
17721776
Le Cerf Volant (16) 1768-1775
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
17761777
Le Solitaire (64) 1774-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
17771778
Le Robuste (74) 1758-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
17784.1779
Le Saint Esprit (80) 1765-1795
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Scipion"
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
22.5.1778 Chef d'EscadreE-WIKI
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
4.177924.3.1780
L'Annibal (74) 1778-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1786 Renamed "Achille"
, Chef d'Escadre and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
18.12.1779 Commanded the Secours français at the Combat de la Martinique 
18.12.1779 Commanded the Renforts français at the Combat de la Martinique 
1780 Appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-LouisE-WIKI
20.3.1780 Commanded the French Ships at the 1st Action off Monti Christi 
25.4.17814.1783
L'Invincible (100) 1780-1808
French 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
E-WIKI
30.5.1781 Lieutenant-GénéralE-WIKI
30.5.17814.1783
L'Invincible (100) 1780-1808
French 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-Général
E-WIKI
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
20.10.1782 Commanded the French Ships at the Battle of Cape Spartel 
1784 Appointed Grand-Croix de L’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-LouisE-WIKI


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