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Nicolas Marie Ozanne

RolesNaval Sailor, Designer, Other 
Date of Birth12.1.1728 - Brest ref:673
First Known Service1.1742ref:673
Pierre OzanneFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1757-1811
Last Known Service1791ref:673
Date of Death3.1.1811 - Paris ref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1738 He is a student of Roblin , master of drawing of the guards of the Navy in Brest .ref:673
1.1742 Appointed Elève Dessinateur de la Marine at Brest

as Roblin's assistant

17501757Appointed Maître de Dessin des Gardes de la Marine at Brestref:673
1751 He collaborates in the engraving of views of Le Havre drawn in commemoration of Louis XV's trip to this city in 1749 .ref:673
1752 Appointed Dessinateur au Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine at Parisref:673
1752 Appointed Membre Adjoint de l’Académie de Marineref:673
aft.1756 He brings back a series of drawings from the campaign of Minorca .ref:673
Le Foudroyant (80) 1750-1758
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as a passenger
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
1757 Appointed Dessinateur de la Marineref:673
1762 Appointed Membre du Bureau des Géographes de la Guerreref:673
1766 Designed
L'Aurore (6) 1767-1769
French 6 Gun
Other Corvette
1768 Renamed "Petite Aurore"
, Corvette
17661767He was commissioned by Le Tellier de Courtanvaux , a member of the Academy of Sciences , to draw the plans for the "Aurore" corvette built in Le Havre .In 1767 , he takes part on board this ship in the experimental campaign conducted to test the new marine watches from Leroy .During the trip , a stopover in Boulogne sur Mer enabled her to survey the port of Ambleteuse on the mouth of the Slack (Pas de Calais) .ref:673
L'Aurore (6) 1767-1769
French 6 Gun
Other Corvette
1768 Renamed "Petite Aurore"
, as a passenger
1769 He is responsible for the models of the Grand Canal at Versailles.He was entrusted with the maritime education of the Dauphin and his brothers including shipbuilding , ship handling , the use of the compass , the history of the Navy , naval tactics , knowledge of ports .He drew sixty views and perspectives of the ports of France and the colonies for the Dauphin .ref:673
1.10.1769 Appointed Ingénieur Ordinaire des Bâtiments Civils de la Marineref:673
1774 Appointed Membre Correspondant de l'Académie de Marineref:673
1791 Retiredref:673

Notes on Officer


Author , in particular between 1749 and 1754 , of five albums of drawings devoted to the main naval maneuvers .
From Military Navy or collection of the various vessels used in war , dedicated to Choiseul .
He produced the illustrations for the "Treaty of Naval Architecture" by Duhamel du Monceau and "Naval Tactics" by Bigot de Morogues .


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

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