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Louis-Charles du Chaffault (Comte du Chaffault du Besné)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.2.1708 - Nantes ref:631
Baptism1.3.1708 - St Vincent, Nantes ref:631
First Known Service15.11.1725ref:631
Father-in-Law
Louis Gilles de la Roche Saint-AndréFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1732
ref:631
WifePélagie de la Roche Saint-André - Married 7.1.1732 - Montaigu , Vendéeref:631
Son
Marie-Auguste du ChaffaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1778
ref:631
Grandson
Charles César de RoyrandFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1795
ref:631
Last Known Service1790ref:631
Date of Death29.6.1794 - Lusançay Prison, Nantes ref:631

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1727 Garde de la Marineref:631
1.1.1746 Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI
1747 
Le Tonnant (80) 1743-1780
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau,
ref:631
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
13.5.1754 Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI
13.5.17541758
L'Atalante (32) 1741-1760
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, 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,
ref: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 Chaffault du Besnéref:631
1776 
Le Zodiaque (74) 1756-1784
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadre,
ref:631
6.2.1777 Lieutenant-Général des Armées NavalesFWIKI
aft.6.2.1777 
Le Magnifique (74) 1749-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales,
ref:631
1778 
La Couronne (80) 1768-1795
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Ça Ira"
, as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navales,
TRN3
27.7.1778 Commanded the Van at the 1st Battle of Ushant 
1790 Retiredref:631
15.5.1791 Vice-AmiralFWIKI
c.8.2.1793 Hide his wealth : lawsuit between the discoverers (08/02/1993) and his heirs for a treasure found on one of his properties .ref:631

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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