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Daniel Lescallier

RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth4.11.1743 - Lyon , Rhôneref:673
First Known Service1.2.1766ref:673
Last Known Service1822ref:673
Date of Death14.5.1822 - Croix Rousse , Lyon , Rhôneref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed Commandeur de la Légion d'honneurref:673
c.1761 He studied general and spent five years in England , at the secretariat of the Duke of Nivernais , Ambassador of France .ref:673
12.17651766He entered service in Saint-Domingue , in charge of the administration of the establishment of the St Nicolas mole , by certificate of the Count d'Estaing , Governor, and of Magon , Intendant .It draws a map of the interior route of the island , a plan of Saint-Domingue and a map of the surroundings of Môle St Nicolas . In the end of 1766 , he returned to France , embarked in the Estaing Squadron .ref:673
1.2.1766 Appointed Elève Commissaire de la Marine at Toulon

at the date of his recruitment in Saint-Domingue

La Pléiade (32) 1755-1786
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Ecrivain
Rencontre (64) 1760-1770
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1762 Renamed "Rencontre"
, Ecrivain
1.2.1770 Appointed Sous-Commissaire de la Marineref:673
Le Languedoc (80) 1766-1799
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Antifédéraliste"
1795 Renamed "Victoire"
, Commissaire de La Marine
25.4.1774 He was appointed , to assist Brun de Ste Catherine , "Commissaire Ordonnateur" in charge of the management of the Toulon School for Students.ref:673
aft.25.4.1774 He was then sent abroad to visit the main ports of Europe , England , Sweden and Russia in particular .This is to verify and complete a French-English Dictionary of Navy terms and phrases , and to learn about naval ammunition from northern countries .At the end of 1774 he was in London .ref:673
5.1775 In Russia for two months , then in Sweden where he visited Stockholm then Gothenburg , and finally London again .On his return, he wrote a memoir on naval ammunition in the Baltic Countries , intended for the Minister of the Navy .His work is behind the Minister’s decision to send naval officers and engineers there to provide a better choice and cheaper naval ammunition .ref:673
1.1777 Appointed Commissaire Ordinaire des Ports et Arsenaux at Toulon

in charge of construction sites and workshops .

1780 Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Grenadaref:673
1782 Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine

of Démérary (English Guiana), Berbice and Esséquibo in Dutch Guiana , taken by Kersaint .

17851788Appointed Commissaire Général Ordonnateur de la Marine at Cayenne

acting as "Intendant" and "President of the Conseil Supérieur"

1789 Back in France , he is assigned to the Ministry of the Navy .He made a trip to England with the engineer Forfait , the future Minister of the Navy .He wrote a dissertation "Views for the improvement of constructions , on marine timber and on workshop practices" . Another , "Treaty of rigging of vessels" .ref:673
1790 Appointed Adjoint au Comité de Marine de l’Assemblée Constituanteref:673
179122.8.1793Appointed Commissaire Civil at Indian Ocean

for the French Establishments located beyond the Cape of Good Hope : Ile de France , Madagascar and Seychelles

La Fidèle (32) 1789-1802
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as a passenger
22.8.17931797Taken Prisoner by the English during the Capitulation of Pondicherry .He remained in captivity until 1797 .ref:673
1797 Back in Paris , he was in charge , as head of office , of the colonies division at the Ministry of the Navy .ref:673
18.1.1798 Appointed Ordonnateur de la Marine Première Classe

responsible for the Maritime District of the Islands (Corfu , Zakynthos , Kefalonia , Malta).

179924.1.1803Appointed Membre Associé non résidant de la Classe des Sciences Morales et Politiques , Institut de Franceref:673
12.1799 He was promoted Maritime Prefect in Saint-Domingue then in the Orient (Levant) , but could not join his posts because of the English Blockade .ref:673
18011804Appointed Préfet Maritime at Guadelouperef:673
18031816Appointed Membre Correspondant de la Classe des Sciences , Institut de Franceref:673
1806 Appointed Conseiller d'Etat at Genoa

in extraordinary service

18081811Appointed Préfet Maritime at Le Havreref:673
1809 Appointed Baron de l'Empireref:673
18111815Appointed Consul Général de France at United States

Captured by the English on returning to his post , he escaped and returned in 1815 .

1816 Sick leave .ref:673
18161822Appointed Membre Correspondant de l'Académie des Sciencesref:673
1818 Retiredref:673

Notes on Officer


Very many publications . Author of books on cartography and hydrography .


ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site

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