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Leon-Michel Guignace


NationalityFrench 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder 
Date of Birth5.12.1731 - Blois , Loir et Cherref:673
First Known Service1.4.1751ref:673
WifeMarie Jeanne Lapeyreref:673
Son
Pierre Léon GuignaceFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1836
ref:673
Last Known Service17.9.1802ref:673
Date of Death23.8.1805 - Brest ref:673

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.4.1751 Appointed Elève Ingenieur Constructeur de la Marine at Paris

of the Naval Construction School created by Duhamel du Monceau

ref:673
1.7.1754 Appointed Sous-Constructeur de la Marineref:673
aft.1.7.1754bef.5.1759He was sent to Brest , where he built , under the direction of the chief builder Coulomb , the 16-gun corvettes Escarboucle and Calypso and the 12 corvettes Hyacinthe and Ecureuil .He is also working on the overhaul of the ships of 74 Intrepid, 70 Northumberland and 64 Dragon and the Protée , and the refit of the 80 ship the Tonnant .He also carries out missions in Brittany relating to logging .ref:673
8.1756 Launched
L'Ecureuil (14) 1756-1762
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette
, Corvette at Brest - Brittany
NNF-1715
9.1756 Launched
La Calypso (16) 1756-1772
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
, Corvette at Brest - Brittany
ref:673
12.1756 Launched
La Hyacinthe (14) 1756-1760
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette
, Corvette at Brest - Brittany
ref:673
5.1759 He went to Le Havre , Dunkirk , Boulogne and St Valéry where he directed the construction of 50 flat boats .Back in Brest , he carried out various works on the port .ref:673
1760 Launched
La Flamande (1) 1760-1768
French 1 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
, Gunboat at Dunkerque - Flanders
NNF-1715
1760 Launched
La Picarde (1) 1760-1762
French 1 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
, Gunboat at Dunkerque - Flanders
NNF-1715
7.7.1762 He was assigned to Bordeaux where he built the 56-gun vessels Bordeaux , La Ferme , Flamand , and Utile .ref:673
26.4.1763 Launched
Le Bordelais (56) 1763-1779
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
1.5.1763 Appointed Maître-Constructeur de la Marineref:673
10.10.1763 Launched
La Ferme (56) 1763-1774
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
14.8.1764 Launched
L'Utile (56) 1764-1792
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
1765 Still in Bordeaux , he builds four frigates (Dedaigneuse Class) and smaller ships .ref:673
1.4.1765 Appointed Ingénieur Constructeur Ordinaire de la Marineref:673
11.5.1765 Launched
Le Flamand (56) 1765-1786
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
1766 Designed Dédaigneuse Class (1766) - 32 gun Frigate 
12.4.1766 Launched
La Dédaigneuse (32) 1766-1784
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
18.10.1766 Launched
La Tamponne (10) 1766-1784
French 10 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
, Gabarre at Bayonne - Aquitaine
NNF-1715
8.11.1766 Launched
Le Gros Ventre (10) 1766-1779
French 10 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
, Gabarre at Bayonne - Aquitaine
NNF-1715
18.11.1766 Launched
La Belle Poule (32) 1766-1780
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
26.10.1768 Launched
L'Amphitrite (32) 1768-1792
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
18.9.1770 Launched
La Tourterelle (32) 1770-1784
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
5.1771 Launched
Le Lévrier (6) 1771-1775
French 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
, Cutter at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
6.1771 Launched
Le Lezard (6) 1771-1777
French 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
, Cutter at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
6.1771 Launched
Le Milan (6) 1771-1783
French 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
, Cutter at Bordeaux - Gascony
NNF-1715
15.5.1772 He was recalled to Brest .He worked in particular on the overhaul of the 74 ships Magnifique and Robuste , the 64 ship Bizarre, the frigate Renommée , a flute and a barge .ref:673
15.12.1774 He was assigned to Lorient . There he completed the construction of the frigate La Consolante and built the Iphigénie and la Surveillante . He proceeded to refit two vessels and a frigate .ref:673
5.1776 He is summoned to Paris to receive instructions from the Minister of the Navy about a mission in Hamburg .He travels to Prussia to conclude a timber supply treaty with the Royal Prussian administration .ref:673
9.1776 Appointed Ingénieur Constructeur en Chef de la Marineref:673
6.12.1776 He receives the order to go to Rennes to receive from the Marine Commissioner of Grandville , the instructions and documents relating to the details of the visit and the hammering of marine wood from the forests of Brittany , Anjou , Maine and Touraine .Back in Lorient, he built two frigates .ref:673
1777 Designed Iphigenie Class (1777) - 32 gun Frigate 
25.1.1777 Assigned to Brest , he presented several papers to the "Conseil de la Marine" on the rationalization of the naval construction service and on the conservation of timber .ref:673
12.1777 Designed
L'Auguste (84) 1778-1795
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1793 Renamed "Jacobin"
1794 Renamed "Neuf Thermidor"
, Ship of the Line
 
c.12.1777c.1778He proposed the plans for a series of 32 frigates ( Iphigenie Class ?) to be built in St Malo by the construction sub-engineer Chevillard .ref:673
8.3.1778 Designed
Le Royal Louis (110) 1780-1794
French 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Républicain"
, Ship of the Line
 
aft.27.7.1778 He helps restore naval army vessels damaged during the Battle of Ushant .ref:673
18.9.1778 Launched
L'Auguste (84) 1778-1795
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1793 Renamed "Jacobin"
1794 Renamed "Neuf Thermidor"
, Ship of the Line at Brest Dockyard - Brest
FWAS1626
23.9.1778 Launched
La Médée (32) 1778-1800
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at St Malo - Brittany
NNF-1774
28.12.1778 He is ennobled .ref:673
1.5.1786 Major de Vaisseauref:673
1.5.1786 Appointed Sous-Directeur des Constructions Navales

with rank of "Major de Vaisseau"

ref:673
9.1787 Appointed Membre Adjoint de l’Académie de Marineref:673
15.3.1789 Appointed Directeur des Constructions Navalesref:673
2.1791 Appointed Membre Ordinaire de l’Académie de Marineref:673
1.10.1792 Appointed Ingénieur Constructeur de la Marineref:673
4.1794 Appointed Ingénieur Constructeur Ordinaire de la Marineref:673
3.1796 Appointed Directeur des Constructions Navalesref:673
8.7.1799 Launched
L'Indivisible (84) 1799-1806
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1803 Renamed "Alexandre"
, Ship of the Line at Brest Dockyard - Brest
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17.9.1802 Retiredref:673


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Tuesday 22nd of December 2020 11:03

Thanks, highlighted a little bug in the data retrieval, which is now fixed


Posted by Bruce Dennis on Tuesday 22nd of December 2020 01:55

Le Royal Louis/Républicain should also be in this list.

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