Chevalier Charles - Henri Hector d'Estaing


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.11.1729 - Chateau , Ravel , Puy-de-Dômeref:631
Baptism26.11.1729 - Ravel , Puy-de-Dômeref:631
First Known Service9.1759ref:631
Father-in-Law Louis Emmanuel Rousselet (Comte de Crouzon, Pourzay, Poulmic et Rosmadec) (1695-1739)ref:631
Last Known Service1.1793ref:631
Date of Death28.4.1794 - Paris ref:631
Cause of DeathGuillotinéref:631

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Chevalier de Société des Cincinnati de France as his first PrésidentFWIKI
9.17597.1760Le Condé (50), Capitaine de Corsaire and Commanding OfficerFWIKI
1.1762 Chef d'EscadreE-WIKI
25.7.1762 Lieutenant-Général des Armées NavalesFWIKI
23.4.17641.7.1766Appointed Gouverneur Général at Saint-DomingueFWIKI
1.1.1767 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-LouisFWIKI
1772 Appointed Commandant de la Marine at BrestFWIKI
1777 Vice-Amiral des Mers d'Asie et d'AmériqueFWIKI
1778 La Ville de Paris (90), Chef d'Escadre and Commanding OfficerTRN3
17781779Le Languedoc (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-AmiralE-WIKI
22.7.1778 Commanded the French Fleet at the Encounter at Sandy Hook 
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
11.8.1778 Commanded the French Fleet at the Howe's encounter with d'Estaing 
13.8.1778 Renown vs Languedoc 
14.12.177815.12.1778Commanded the French squadron at the Battle of St. Lucia 
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
9.9.177918.10.1779Commanded the French Squadron at the Siege of Savannah 
1785 Appointed Gouverneur at Touraine

No date of end.

ref:631
1789 Nomined Commandant de la Garde Nationale de Versailles by Lafayette.ref:631
1.1792 Refusal of the promotion to Amiral de France , accepted next year.FWIKI
1.1793 Amiral de FranceFWIKI


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:27

13 Apr 1778 French squadron under Comte D’Estaing sail from Toulon for North America:
Languedoc80 Comte D’Estaing
Tonnant80 Brumon
Caesar74 Bougainville
Zélé74 Barras
Hector74 Mories
Protecteur74 D’Apehon
Marsellois74 Virtrieux
Guerrier74 Broves
Valliant64 Chabot
Fantasque64 Sutsier
Sagittaire50 D’Albert
Fleche36 de Castellamis
Aimable36 de St Cosine
Alcmene32 de Bonneval
Chimere32 de St Cesaire
Engageante32 de Preville
Eclair16 de Flotte

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