Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

Flag Ships Commanded by French Admirals during the period 1791-1815

By Antony Broughton

The following article lists ships used by Vice Admirals and Rear Admirals as their flagships in certain cases particular admirals did not command at sea in which case theses are marked as flag ship unknown

Allemand (Zacharie Jacques Theodore)

Flore (44 guns)
Majestueux (110 guns)
Penelope (44 guns)
Lion (74 guns)
L’Ocean (118 guns)
L’Austerlitz (118 guns)
L’Eylau (80 guns)

Baudin (Francois Andre)

Pariote (74 guns)
 Suffren (74 guns)
Proserpine(38 guns)
Robuste (80 guns)
Boree (74 guns)
L’Annibal (74 guns) Maganine (74 guns)
Commerce de Paris (110 guns)
Danube (74 guns)
L’Ulm (74 guns)
Wagram (118 guns)
Tilist (80 guns)
Minaise (40 guns)

Bedout (Jacques)

Republicain (110 guns)

Blanquet du Chay (Armand Simon Marie de)

Franklin (80 guns)

Boudin de Tremelin

L’Annibal (74 guns)

Bouvet de Precourt (Francois Joseph)

L’Immortalitie (40 guns)

Brueys d'Aigalliers (François-Paul)

L’Ocean (118 guns)
Orient (120 guns)

Bruix (Eustache)

L’Indomptable (80 guns)
Foudroyant (80 guns)

Buyskes (Arnold Adrien)

Flag Ship unknown

Cambis (Joseph)

Jupiter (74 guns)

Coeuret de Secqville (Auguste Chars Felix Marie Joseph)

Flag Ship unknown

Cornic (Pierre Francois)

Flag Ship unknown

Cosmo Kerjulien (Julien Marie)

Robuste (80 guns)
Wagram (118 guns)

Courand (Jean Francois)

L’Indomptable (80 guns)
L’Ocean (118 guns)
Terrible (110 guns)
Cisalpin (74 guns)
Revolution (80 guns)

Dalbarde (Jean)

Flag Ship unknown

Decres (Denis)

Formidable (80 guns)
Diane (38 gun)
Guilume Tell (80 guns)

Delmotte (Jean Louis)

Tonnant (80 guns)
L’Ocean (118 guns)
L’Alliance(74 guns)
Terrible (110 guns)
Precieuse(32 guns)
Republicain (110 guns)
Romaine(40 guns)
Scipion (74 guns)

Dordelin (Alain Joseph)

L’Indomptable (80 guns)
Jemappes (74 guns)
L’Ocean (118 guns)
Republicain (110 guns)

Dumanoir  Pelley (Pierre Etienne Rene Marie)

Formidable (80 guns)
Marengo (74 guns)

Duperre (Victor Guy)

Sceptre (74 guns)
Mont-Saint-Bernard (74 guns)
Castiglione (74 guns)

Emeriaud de Beauverger (Maxime Julien)

L’Indomptable (80 guns)
Jemappes (74 guns)

Entrecasteaux (Joseph Antoine Bruni d’)

Flag Ship unknown

Flottes (Joseph)

Flag Ship unknown

Flottes de Beuzidou (Paul)

Flag Ship unknown

Ganteaume (Honore Joseph Antoine)

Causse (70 guns)
Muiron (44 guns)

Gourdon (Adrien Louis)

Guerriere (38 guns)
Foudroyant (74 guns)
L’Hortense (40 guns)
Triomphant (80 guns)
Dalmate (74 guns)
Friednd (80 guns)
Trajan (74 guns)

Grimouard (Nicos Rene Henri de)

Flag Ship unknown

Hamelin (Jacques Felix Emmanuel)

Colosse (74 guns)

Jacob (Louis Leon)

Regulus (74 guns)
L’Ocean (118 guns)

Kerguelin de Tremerac (Yves Joseph de)

Auguste(80 guns)

Kersaint (Armand Guy Simon de Coetnempren)

Flag Ship unknown

Kingsbergen (Jean Henri de Doggersbank Van)

Flag Ship unknown

Lacrosse (Jean Raymond)

Constitution (74 guns)
Republicain (110 guns)
Inquiete (74 guns)
Terrible (110 guns)
Patriote (74 guns)
Mont Blanc (74 guns)
Precieuse (32 guns)

Landais (Pierre)

Montagne(120 guns)

Latouche Treville (Louis Rene Madelaine Levassor de)

Mont Blanc (74 guns)
Terrible (110 guns)

Lavillion de la Villevalio du Freschesclos (Jean Baptiste Francois)

Flag Ship unknown

Le Dall de Kereon (Yves Jean)

Flag Ship unknown

Le Dall de Tromellin (Mathieu Marie)

Flag Ship unknown

Le Gardeur de Tilly (Armand)

Flag Ship unknown

Leissegues (Corentin Urbain de)

Impérial (120 guns)

Lelarge (Jean Amable)

L’Ocean (118 guns)
Bretagne (110 guns)
Revolutionnaire (110 guns)

L’Hermite (Pierre Louis)

Albanais (74  guns)
Tilist (80 guns)
Mercure (74  guns)

Lhermitte (Jean Mathieu Adrien)

Ville de Varsovie (80 guns)

Linois (Charles Alexandre Leon Durand)

L’Ocean (118 guns)
Terrible (110 guns)
Formidable (74  guns)
Indienne (32 guns)
Intrepide (74  guns)
Belle Poule (44 guns)
Marengo (74  guns)

Magon de Madine (Charles Rene)

Algésiras (74  guns)

Martel (Leandre Francois)

Flag Ship unknown

Martin (Pierre)

Sans Culotte (120 guns)

Missiessy (Edouard Thomas de Burgues de)

Flag Ship unknown

Morard de Galles (Justin Bonaventure)

Républicain (110 guns)
Fraternité (32 guns)

Nielly (Joseph Marie)

Sans Pareil  (80 guns)
Républicain (110 guns)
Résolue (32 guns)

Petit (Jean Nicolas)

L’Illustre (80 guns)

Pleville le Pelly (George Rene)

Flag Ship unknown

Renaudin (Jean Francios)

Républicain (110 guns)

Richery (Joseph)

Pegase (74  guns)

Rivierre (Charles Joseph Mascarennes de)

Flag Ship unknown

Rochegude (Henri de Paschal)

Flag Ship unknown

Rosily - Mesros (Francois Etienne)

Héros (74  guns)

Rosily - Vieuxbourg (Guillaume Francois)

Flag Ship unknown

Ruysch (Henri Alexandre)

Flag Ship unknown

Saint - Felix (Armand Phillipe Germain)

Flag Ship unknown

Saint - Julien de Chabon (Jean Rene Cesar)

Flag Ship unknown

Savary (Daniel)

Flag Ship unknown

Sercey (Pierre Cesar Charles Guillaume)

Eole (74  guns)

Terrasson de Verneuil (Jean Elie)

Flag Ship unknown

Texier de Norbec (Pierre Benjamin)

Flag Ship unknown

Thevenard (Antoine Jean Marie)

Flag Ship unknown

Thirat de Chailly (Charles Louis)

Flag Ship unknown

Truguet (Laurent Jean Francois)

Tonnant (80 guns)
Alexandre (74  guns)
Vengeur (118 guns)

Vanstabel (Pierre Jean)

Tigre (74  guns)

Vaultier (Alphonse)

Flag Ship unknown

Vence (Jean Gaspard)

Heureux (74  guns)

Verdooren (Gerard)

Flag Ship unknown

Verhuell (Charle Henri)

Royal-Hollandais (74  guns)

Villaret de Joyeuse (Louis Thomas)

Montagne (120 guns)

Villeneuve (Pierre Charles Jean Baptiste)

Guilume Tell (80 guns)
Jemappes (74 guns)
Bucentaure (80 guns)

Violette (Pierre Francois)

Sceptre (80 guns)
Commerce de Paris (110  guns)
Montebello (118 guns)

Willaumez (Jean Baptiste Philibert)

Alexandre (74 guns)
Foudroyant (74 guns)

Bibliography

Charles Rouvier. Histoire des Marins Francaise sous la Republique (de 1789 a 1803), Paris1868

Six, G. Dictionnaire Biographique des Generaux et Amiraux Francais de la Revolution et de l'Empire 1792-1814 Paris; 1934.

Alexandre Gourdon and Alain Guittard. Les Autographes des Generaux et Amiraux de la Revolution et de l’Empire 1792 – 1814; 2002

Martinien, A. Tableaux par Corps et par Batailles des Officiers tues et blesse pendant les guerres de l'Empire 1805-1815 Paris; 1899.

Mullie, M.C. Biographie des Celebrites militaires des Armes de Terre et de Mer  2 Vols Paris; 1851.

 

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