Chevalier Jean-François du Cheyron du Pavillon

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.9.1730 - Périgueux , Dordogneref:631
Baptism1.10.1730 - St-Front , Périgueux , Dordogneref:631
First Known Service5.1748ref:631
NephewChevalier Jean-François du Cheyron du Pavillon (1773-1861)ref:631
Last Known Service1756ref:631
Date of Death14.4.1782 - Les Saintes , La Guadelouperef:631
Cause of Deathcombat .ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17454.1748Served in the Normandy Regiment .ref:631
5.1748 Garde de la Marineref:631
5.1748 At Rochefort .ref:631
1750 La Diane (28), Garde de la Marineref:631
1753 La Parham (18), Garde de la Marineref:631
1754 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
17551756L'Inflexible (64), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
8.1757 L'Éveillé (64), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
5.1759 L'Orient (80), Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1760 L'Intrépide (74), Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
1771 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
1777 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:631
1779 Major Général of the great Franco-Spanish Fleet .ref:631
178214.4.1782Le Triomphant (80), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 

Notes on Officer

Nautical Signalsref:631

His naval knowledge drew him a deserved reputation, which he justified during his lifetime ... Assigned to the instruction of the Marine Guard at Rochefort, he prepared with "Verdun de la Crenne" a thesis on tactics and the code of signals , according to a method interviewed by Bigot de Morogues. ('The signals are transmitted with 31 flags and 9 flames'), the meaning of which depends on their position on the various masts, nautical signals still in use by most of the nations of Europe.

The work is published by Malassis in Brest. It will have three successive editions: 1776 , 1778 , 1779 ...


ref:631Geneanet Web Site

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