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Joseph Véronique Charles Chapelle


NationalityFrench 
RolesShip Builder 
Date of Birth7.2.1716 - Toulon FWAS1786
First Known Service14.1.1735FWAS1786
Father
François ChapelleFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1674-1712
ref:1275
MotherMagdelaine Sibonref:1275
Grandfather
Nicolas ChapelleFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1670-1683
ref:673
Last Known Service16.8.1776ref:673
Date of Death1791FWAS1786

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
14.1.1735 Appointed Elève Ingenieur Constructeur de la Marineref:673
c.10.1735 At the end of 1735 , he participated in the visit and the hammering of the forests of Comtat Venaissin .ref:673
17361739He follows the construction of the 74-gun vessel "Terrible" and other vessels , under the leadership of his father , as well as the refits of vessels at the port of Toulon . He also attends the "recette" of the woods .ref:673
1.1740 He is in charge of visiting and hammering the oaks of the "viguerie of Apt" .   .ref:673
c.10.1740 At the end of the year he took part in the construction of the 34 frigate "Atalante" .ref:673
1.4.1741 Appointed Sous-Constructeur de la Marineref:673
9.11.1741 He is sent to Brest to learn , under the orders of Blaise Joseph Ollivier , new construction methods .ref:673
1742 He follows the construction of the 118 "Royal Louis" vessel and the 64 "Alcide" vessel .ref:673
9.1743 Launched
La Fauvette (10) 1743-1775
French 10 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
, Gabarre at Brest - Brittany
NNF-1715
1.1744 Return to Toulon .ref:673
1.12.1745 Launched
Le Fier (60) 1745-1782
French 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Toulon - Provence
NNF-1715
1747 Appointed Maître-Constructeur de la Marineref:673
12.2.1747 Launched
Le Content (64) 1747-1793
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Toulon - Provence
NNF-1715
3.1747 He is sent to Dunkirk,  then seconded to the Marshal of Saxe to assist in the amphibious operations planned by the Marshal on the Scheldt and in Zeeland .He had several oar buildings built in the airlock in Ghent (Zeeland Flanders) and two 38 prames in Rupelmonde (Flanders) .ref:673
10.5.1749 Launched
L'Orphee (64) 1749-1758
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Toulon - Provence
NNF-1715
10.1749 After the signing of the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle and having visited the main Dutch construction sites , he returned to Toulon .ref:673
23.4.1750 Launched
La Gracieuse (26) 1750-1781
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Toulon - Provence
NNF-1715
aft.23.4.1750 He was sent to Franche-Comté to proceed with the provisional collection of timber intended for the Navy , then visited several forests in Lorraine .ref:673
7.1750 End of July 1750 , he goes to Versailles .He is in charge of going to examine the timber of the canton of Bern for purchases by the Navy .ref:673
21.7.1752 Launched
Le Palmier (74) 1752-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Brest - Brittany
NNF-1715
31.8.1752 Appointed Membre Ordinaire de l’Académie de Marineref:673
1.9.1752 Launched
Le Héros (74) 1752-1759
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Brest - Brittany
NNF-1715
1753 Published "Memoir on the reentry of the vessel" .ref:673
20.6.1756 Launched
L'Océan (80) 1756-1759
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Toulon Dockyard - Toulon
NNF-1715
10.5.1758 Launched
Le Fantasque (64) 1758-1784
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Toulon Dockyard - Toulon
NNF-1715
17631766He builds the vessel of 74 "Marseillais" and participates in the construction of the vessel of 74 "Zelé" and the frigate of the 32 "Sultane" .ref:673
1765 Appointed Ingénieur Constructeur Ordinaire de la Marine

He continues to take care of ship refits , maintenance of port structures and timber collection .

ref:673
28.6.1765 Launched
La Sultane (32) 1765-1793
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1793 Renamed "Victoire"
, Frigate at Toulon - Provence
ref:673
16.7.1766 Launched
Le Marseillais (74) 1766-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Vengeur du Peuple"
, Ship of the Line at Toulon - Provence
NNF-1715
16.8.1776 Retired from Service with a life pension .ref:673


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