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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
Son
Chevalier Marie-Auguste du ChaffaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1778
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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
13.5.17541758
L'Atalante (32) 1741-1760
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
FWIKI
11.3.1756 Capture of the Warwick 
1.10.1764 Chef d'EscadreFWIKI
1765 
L'Utile (56) 1764-1792
French 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadre
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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) 1768-1795
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Ça Ira"
, as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadre
TRN3
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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