Louis-Charles de Besné (Comte du Chaffault)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.2.1708 - Nantes ref:631
Baptism1.3.1708 - St Vincent , Nantesref:631
First Known Service15.11.1725ref:631
SonChevalier Marie-Auguste du Chaffault (1732-1778)ref:631
Last Known Service1778ref:631
Date of Death29.6.1794 - Lusançay Prison , Nantesref:631

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1727 Garde de la Marineref:631
1.1.1746 Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI
13.5.1754 Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI
13.5.17541758L'Atalante (32), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerFWIKI
11.3.1756 Capture of the Warwick 
1.10.1764 Chef d'EscadreFWIKI
1765 L'Utile (56), as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadreref:631
31.5.176511.6.1765Commanded the Command Division at the Blockade of the Pirates of Salé 
31.5.176511.6.1765Commander-in-Chief at the Blockade of the Pirates of Salé 
25.6.176528.6.1765Commanded the French Squadron at the Larache Expedition 
25.6.176528.6.1765Commander-in-Chief at the Larache Expedition 
1771 Appointed Comte du ChaffaultFWIKI
6.2.1777 Lieutenant-Général des Armées NavalesFWIKI
1778 La Couronne (80), as Flag Officer, Chef d'EscadreTRN3
27.7.1778 Commanded the Van at the 1st Battle of Ushant 
15.5.1791 Vice-AmiralFWIKI

Notes on Officer


Battle of Ouessantref:631

Notes de Déméter :
Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Le Bas 1842 T6 p730
Il avait été atteint d'une balle , et son fils venait de tomber grièvement blessé à ses côtés ; il continua cependant de commander la manœuvre avec la plus grande intelligence , et contribua à ramener notre escadre dans la rade de Brest.




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