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François Léonce Verny

RolesShip Builder 
Date of Birth2.12.1837 - Aubenas , Ardècheref:673
First Known Service1856ref:673
WifeElisabeth Marie Brenier de Montmorandref:673
Last Known Serviceaft.15.3.1876ref:673
Date of Death2.5.1908 - Aubenas , Ardècheref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed Officier de la Légion d'honneurref:673
18561858Appointed Elève de Polytechniqueref:673
1860 After the Maritime Engineering Application School , assigned to the Brest Arsenal .ref:673
10.18621864He is sent to China , to the port of Ningbo , with the mission of building four gunboats in 18 months .It organizes the construction of an establishment with construction sites, basins . The first gunboat was launched in 1863 , the last in 1864 .He combines this post with the office of vice-consul.ref:673
bef.3.186515.3.1876He contributed for eleven years to the industrial modernization of Japan .ref:673
bef.3.186515.3.1876In the service of Japanref:673
21.6.1865 Appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneurref:673
aft.15.3.1876 Returned to France , he was appointed Director of the Compagnie des Houillères de Firminy in the Loire from 01/1877 to 09/1895 after Administrator .Then posted to Toulon , he continued to assist the Japanese Administration in the selection of advisers and material supplies . The Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) saw the first success of the Japanese Navy . This is followed by the defeat inflicted on Russia at Tsushima (1905) . Japan was the third largest maritime power in the world in 1922 .  ref:673


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