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Chevalier Antoine Choquet de Lindu

Date of Birth7.11.1712 - Brest ref:673
First Known Service1.4.1734ref:673
Nicolas ChoquetFrench
WifeMarie Laurence Melier - Married 1748ref:673
Jean Joseph ChoquetFrench
Service 1721-1773
Joseph François DupleixFrench
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

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


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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