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Toussaint Hocquart de Blincourt

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth27.10.1700 - Nantes ref:673
First Known Service12.3.1717ref:673
WifeMadeleine Honorée de Franciny - Married 1741 - Saint Patrice de Rouen, Rouen FWIKI
WifeMarie Anne Compoint du Boulhard - Married 1761 - Saint-Paër , Seine-MaritimeFWIKI
Gilles Hocquart de ChampernyFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1764
Last Known Service1.1.1761ref:673
Date of Death25.4.1772 - Saint-Paër , Seine-MaritimeFWIKI
Burial26.5.1772 - Eglise d'Epinay sur Duclair , Seine-MaritimeFWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
12.3.1717 Garde de la Marineref:673
1723 He embarked on the "Thétis" from Martinique .ref:673
17.3.1727 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673
1.7.1735 Appointed Aide-Major at Le Havreref:673
1737 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673
Le Dauphin Royal (74) 1738-1783
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau, as Major d'Escadre
La Médée (26) 1741-1744
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau, and Commanding Officer
4.4.1744 Taken Prisoner for the first time by Boscawen , Captain of the "Dreadnought" .ref:673
1.1.1746 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:673
Le Diamant (50) 1733-1747
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau, and Commanding Officer
3.5.1747 Wounded and taken Prisoner for the second time by Boscawen, also wounded , Captain of the "Namur" .ref:673
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
La Sirène (30) 1744-1760
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Vaisseau, and Commanding Officer
30.7.17521760Appointed Membre Ordinaire de l’Académie de Marineref:673
Le Bizarre (64) 1751-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau, and Commanding Officer
2.3.17558.6.1755He assumes command of the 64’s vessel "Alcide" in the division of du Bois de la Motte , escorting a convoy of troops bound for Canada .During the crossing, on June 8, 1755, NE of Cape Race (Newfoundland) his ship and two other vessels including the Lys, under the command of Lorgeril , were intercepted by an English squadron commanded by Boscawen .The English commander of the Dunkirk , Howe , orders him to bring the flag. Blincourt having asked him if we were at peace or at war , Howe replied "at peace" and opened fire .After a strong resistance , his ship is captured , he is wounded and taken Prisoner for the third time by Boscawen , before any declaration of war .ref:673
L'Alcide (64) 1743-1755
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau, and Commanding Officer
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
1.1.1761 Chef d'Escadre Retiréref:673

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