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Marcel Baudran de la Méttrie

RolesPrivateer, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth31.1.1694ref:692
First Known Service1745ref:692
Last Known Service1745ref:692
Date of Death23.2.1751ref:692

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
28.3.1745 Anglesea vs Apollon 
4.1745 , Capitaine de Corsaire and Commanding Officerref:692

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Posted by Albert Parker on Saturday 19th of June 2021 01:16

De la Mettie Baudran was captain of _Apollon_ during her voyage to the Indian Ocean in 1745–48. When _Apollon_ captured _Anglesea_, her captain was Julian Pepin de Belle-Isle. As a consequence of the capture, Pepin de Belle-Isle was awarded a commission as lieutenant de vaisseau in the French Royal Navy. He eventually retired aa a chef d'escadre (rear-admiral).
Pepin de Belle-Isle: Valence Basire, _Julien Peopin de Belle-Isle (1708-1765), Capitaine-corsaire de Saint Malo, Chef d'escadre des Armées navales_ (Paris: Guénégaud, 2022). [Yes, the title really is that long.☺]
De la Mettie Baudran: Journal of Philippe Dauge, master pilot of CdIO ship _Achille_, transcribed and published on a blog whose URL I can’t post here; Maurice Boucher, _French speakers at the Cape in the first hundred years of Dutch East India Company rule: the European background (Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1981), p. 322, [also found on a web site whose link I am not allowed to include in the reference—you’ll have to find it yourself ; and yes, the title really is that long!]

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