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Charles Gabriel Morel d'Escures

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth3.1.1751 - Alençon , Orneref:631
First Known Service1773ref:631
Last Known Service1783ref:631
Date of Death13.7.1786 - Baie des Français , Lituya , Alaska, Russia ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17731775Elève à l'Ecole Royale de Marine  ref:631
14.4.1781 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
La Dorade (12) 1764-1789
French 12 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
1.6.1783 Appointed de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
13.5.1785 Count Charles-Jean d'Hector appointed Morel d'Escures to closely monitor the work and outfitting of the "Portefaix" , a merchant ship (which would become the "Boussole").ref:631
Boussole (18) 1782-1788
French 18 Gun
Unrated Flûte
1785 Renamed "Astrolabe"
1785 Renamed "Boussole"
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau , with rank of Enseigne on board
13.7.1786 Died in the sinking of rowboats trying to negotiate the entrance to the Lituya Bay pass in Alaska despite the violent currents .The sinking of two rowboats at the foot of Mount Saint Elias in 1786 cost the lives of 21 people , including Charles-Gabriel Morel d'Escures .ref:631


ref:631Geneanet Web Site

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