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Sébastien-François Bigot (Vicomte de Morogues)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.3.1706 - Brest FWIKI
First Known Service1724ref:631
WifeMarie de Bobineau - Married 28.12.1743ref:631
Henri Jean Baptiste de Pontevès-GienFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1784
Last Known Service15.8.1771FWIKI
Date of Death26.8.1781 - Château de VillefallierFWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Vicomte de Moroguesref:1275
17249.1736His great aptitude for science determined his father to introduce him at the age of 18 into the Royal-Artillery Regiment. After serving 13 years there, still only a Sous-Lieutenant, he entered the Navy as an artillery Sous-Lieutenant in September 1736.ref:631
9.1736 Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineref:631
Le Fleuron (64) 1730-1745
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marine
4.1738 Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineref:631
La Dryade (12) 1734-1749
French 12 Gun
Unrated Corvette
, Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marine
Le Bourbon (74) 1720-1741
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marine
Le Lys (72) 1706-1747
French 72 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marine
Le Solebay (26) 1744-1746
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Frégate and Commanding Officer
1.1746 Capitaine d'Artillerie de Marineref:631
1.1.1746 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:1275
La Sirène (30) 1744-1760
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
11.17521753Appointed Commissaire Général d'Artillerie at Brestref:631
17571758Appointed Commandant de la Marine at Ostend

At the request of the Empress Marie-Thérèse

17571758In the service of Southern Netherlandsref:631
1759 He returned to Brest to take the lead of an expedition destined to land in Scotland, but the project was canceled and he he was given command of the Magnificent in the Conflans squadron in Brest. He took part in the Battle of the Cardinals (November 20, 1759) during which he distinguished himself in the rear guard by standing up to several enemy ships.ref:631
Le Magnifique (74) 1749-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1.4.1764 Chef d'Escadreref:1275
15.8.1771 Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navalesref:1275


FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVarious, Web Site
ref:631Geneanet Web Site
ref:1275Académie de Marine Web Site

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