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Pierre Joachim Gilbert

RolesShip Builder 
Date of Birth3.8.1782 - Landerneau , Finistèreref:673
First Known Service1797ref:673
Last Known Service1810ref:673
Date of Death6.10.1823 - Mans , Sartheref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1797 Appointed Elève de Polytechniqueref:673
1799 Appointed Elève du Génie Maritimeref:673
8.18031804Appointed Sous-Ingénieur de la Marine at Nantes

Served in Nantes then in Lorient .

1805 He was assigned to the Villeneuve Squadron and witnessed the battle of Trafalgar during which he was wounded (October 21, 1805) .ref:673
10.1806 Appointed at Antwerp , Holland .ref:673
1808 Appointed Sous-Ingénieur de Première Classe de la Marine

mission in Holland .

4.18091810He served ashore in the French Army of Germany .At the head of a detachment of workers , he seized during the battle of Aspern-Essling , the island of Lobau , with ferries built under his direction .He took part in the Battle of Wagram (July 5, 1809) and then joined the Army of Spain .ref:673
9.1810 Appointed Ingénieur de Troisième Classe des Constructions Navales at Boulogne-sur-Mer

He commands the battalion of military workers of the Navy .

Rank at his death

1812 He is assigned to Antwerp , Holland .ref:673
1813 He assumes command of the Parc du Génie de la Grande Armée .ref:673
26.5.1813 Appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneurref:673
1815 He is dismissed , declared Bonapartist .ref:673
1816 He is reinstated and serves in Cherbourg .ref:673
18191823He was stationed successively in Cherbourg , Brest and Rochefort .ref:673
1820 Author of an Essay on the Art of Steam Navigation which "Contains Prophetic Views" (E. Taillemite) .ref:673

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Passionate about Celtic archeology : member of the "Académie Celtique" .



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

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