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Jean-Baptiste Hubert

RolesDesigner, Ship Builder 
Date of Birth1.5.1781 - Chauny , AisneFWAS1786
First Known Service12.1797FWAS1786
WifeMarie Jeanne Pain - Married 25.5.1819 - Voutron , near Rochefortref:631
Last Known Service1818FWAS1786
Date of Death22.9.1845 - Rochefort FWAS1786

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
bef.11.1797 He studied at the college of Soissons .ref:673
12.1797 Appointed Elève de Polytechnique

at the same time follows courses at the School of Arts and Crafts .

20.9.1799 Appointed Elève Ingenieur Constructeur de la Marineref:673
8.1801 He was assigned to the ports service and followed a three-year training course in Brest .ref:673
4.1804 Appointed Sous-Ingénieur de Première Classe de la Marine

It is in service in Brest and in various ports of the Channel responsible for contributing to the construction and fitting out of buildings for the Boulogne fleet .
He was then assigned to Rochefort where he will stay for forty years .

18051813Appointed Sous-Ingénieur de Première Classe de la Marine at Rochefortref:631
1806 Appointed Membre de l’Académie des Sciences , Belles lettres et Arts at Rochefortref:673
11.11.1806 Launched
La Flore (40) 1806-1811
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rochefort - Aunis
1807 He developed a machine , a dredging and silt removal mill , used in Rochefort , then in Brest , for cleaning the basins . He published an explanatory note in the Moniteur in March 1807 .We also owe him , in addition to the design of several ships , a machine for making the ropes , a lathe to make the gournables , machines for slotting the pulleys , for rolling the lead , for grinding the paints .ref:673
1814 Appointed Ingénieur de Troisième Classe des Constructions Navalesref:673
11.7.1814 Appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneurref:673
1818 He receives a testimonial of satisfaction for the inventions of machines "as useful as they are ingenious" , allowing to reduce the expenditure of labor .ref:673
30.11.1818 Appointed Membre Correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences

Section de Mécanique

1822 He was sent on a mission to the forges of Guérigny (Nièvre) to study the manufacture of metal cables for anchors .ref:673
11.4.1823 Launched
Le Magicienne (40) 1823-1840
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rochefort - Aunis
1824 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1825 Appointed Ingénieur de Première Classe des Constructions Navalesref:673
11.18274.1828He is also interested in steam navigation .He is on a mission to Liverpool to purchase the machinery for the mixed-use ship the Sphinx which he built at Rochefort and which was the most successful of the first steam ships .The 160-horsepower corvette took part in the Algiers expedition and it was she who brought back the Luxor obelisk (1833) .ref:673
2.183122.9.1845Appointed Directeur des Constructions Navales at Rochefortref:673
30.4.1833 Appointed Officier de la Légion d'honneurref:673
16.6.1842 Appointed Commandeur de la Légion d'honneurref:673

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