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Chevalier François de Trémignon


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth19.11.1697ref:631
First Known Service1714ref:631
WifeMarie Agnès de Longueville - Married 20.9.1729, Brest ref:631
Son
Barthélémy de TrémignonFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1757-1763
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Sonref:631
Son
Louis François Joseph de TrémignonFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1759
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Last Known Service1764ref:631

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
1724 In 1724, still a simple “flag guard” (aspirant), he embarked on the “Duc du Maine”, a vessel of the East India Company commanded by M. du Perrier de Salver, as lieutenant of the Grenadiers, who was to take the Dutch the forts of Arquin and Portindik, on the African coast. Lieutenant de Trémigon was ordered to climb Fort d'Arquin at the head of 20 men "which he did by a rope ladder although the wall was 35 to 40 feet high."In front of Portendik he embarked at night with half the grenadiers to bypass the fort; the sea was frightful, he wrote, and the breakers on a considerable bar raised the sea prodigiously, which nearly swallowed up the little troop. At daybreak, the 'Salver' crew fled the garrison and the reinforcing 300 Moors. Louis de Trémigon was tasked with guarding what was left of the fort, as well as a battery of 5 guns installed nearby.ref:631
1733 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
17341735Being part of the Duguay-Trouin Squadronref:631
1739 Louis de Trémigon took part in a campaign in Louisiana in 1739 to punish the savages. Against these ‘savages of Chicachas’, he lost 26 of the 50 men of the company he commanded and contracted a disease which left him partly paralyzed.ref:631
17431744While ruining himself in remedies without great results, he continued to serve in 1743, in 1744 on the “Argonaute”( 2 ships in 1744 ??)ref:631
2.1745 
Le Caribou (52) 1744-1761
French 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau, capitaine en second
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1748 Commanded the frigate "L’Emeraude", and he was to command a 74 guns whose armament was abandoned for lack of means : so his grade at this date Capitaine de vaisseauref:631
1748 
L'Emeraude (28) 1744-1757
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
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17561762He seems to have only been employed as a commander of the coast guard, perhaps because of his partial paralysis which blocked his way to the highest positions….ref:631
1764 Chef d'Escadre Retiréref:631
1764 He retired in 1764, with the rank of honorary squadron leader and 3,000 Livres Tournois of pension which they wanted to reduce to 1,000 Livres , while he is, he says, "paralytic. half the body, 75 years old, isolated and without any means whatsoever ”, and without help to be expected from his two sons, one Capitaine de Vaisseau , the other lieutenant, both occupied by their missions to the other end of the world… He would have served for 50 years (from 1714 to 1764): "he made 28 campaigns, some of which lasted 18 months and 11 in time of war" ...ref:631

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