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Chevalier Antoine Choquet de Lindu


NationalityFrench 
RolesAdministrator 
Date of Birth7.11.1712 - Brest ref:673
First Known Service1.4.1734ref:673
Father
Nicolas ChoquetFrench
Administrator
ref:673
WifeMarie Laurence Melier - Married 1748ref:673
Brother
Jean Joseph ChoquetFrench
Administrator
Service 1721-1773
ref:673
Brother-in-law
Joseph François DupleixFrench
Administrator
ref:673
Last Known Service1784ref:673
Date of Death7.10.1790 - Brest ref:673

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1.4.1734 Appointed Elève Extraordinaire de la Marineref:673
aft.2.4.1734 He was initiated into the techniques of construction of civil and military buildings in the Arsenal of Brest , under the direction of engineer-builder Blaise Ollivier , responsible for directing both naval construction and real estate work for the Navy .ref:673
1740 Appointed Ecrivain Ordinaire de la Marineref:673
aft.1.1.1740 He built the Chapel of the Jesuit Seminary known as the Naval Chapel .ref:673
25.12.1742aft.30.1.1744December 25, 1742 and January 30, 1744 : the military port of Brest is devastated by fires .He contributes to the reconstruction of destroyed buildings : forges , Pontaniou prison , refectory and offices of the Maritime Hospital , General Store .ref:673
11.1743 Appointed Sous-Ingénieur de la Marineref:673
17451747He built the high corderie as well as its embers and tar shops .ref:673
17461782Appointed Directeur des Travaux du Port at BrestFWIKI
5.1746 Appointed Ingénieur Ordinaire de la Marineref:673
aft.1.5.1746 He replaces Blaise Ollivier , deceased , in the direction of construction of civil buildings .ref:673
17501751He built the penitentiary (Bagne) and its outbuildings .ref:673
1752 Appointed Membre Adjoint de l’Académie de Marineref:673
17571761He enlarged the Fautras Barracks for Navy Troops and imagined a Barracks project to be carried out in 1766-1767 in Pontaniou .ref:673
17641767In 1764 and 1767 , he dredged the course of the Penfeld to increase the number of berths for ships of the line .ref:673
17641769He develops the Keravel sector .ref:673
14.9.1764 Capitaine d'InfanterieFWIKI
14.9.1764 He is attached to the Corps of Marine Engineers with the rank of Infantery Captain, and remains assigned to Brest .ref:673
2.4.176726.4.1767He is struck off the Corps du Génie for insubordination . He was reinstated on April 26 .ref:673
11.1767 Capitaine de Brûlotref:673
11.1767 Appointed Ingénieur en Chef des Ouvrages et Bâtiments des Ports et Arsenaux de la Marine

with the grade of Capitaine de Brûlot

ref:673
17681769He builds the iron store and the jig room .ref:673
17681772He builds a cooperage and sheds to house timber for the powder mill handle and a sailcloth factory .Outside the arsenal , he directs the construction of the Navy Performance Hall .ref:673
1780 He carried out a mission in La Hougue and Cherbourg to study the possibility of establishing a war port there .ref:673
17811782He restores the tower of the St Mathieu Lighthouse .He is also the author of the tower of the Stiff Lighthouse in Ouessant .ref:673
12.1.1782 Retired from Service but continued to serve .ref:673
17831784He directs the repair work of the department store of sales in Lorient .ref:673

Notes on Officer


Workref:673

For more than forty years , he directed the expansion works of the port of Brest . It has been calculated that the buildings constructed cover an area of 4400 m2 .
Many buildings were damaged or destroyed during the Second World War .




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