Research Subjects: Biographies

The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the period 1791 – 1815: A to G

By Antony Broughton

The following ranks were used in the French navy during the period  1791-1815 for officers serving in ships of the line

Aspirant - Midshipman

Enseigne de vaisseau de deuxième classe – Ensign second class (Acting Sub – Lieutenant)

Enseigne de vaisseau de première class – Ensign first class (Sub – Lieutenat)

Lieutenant de vaisseau -  Ship of the line  (Lieutenant)

Capitaine de frégate - Frigate Captain (Commander)

Capitaine de vaisseau 3e Class - Ship-of-the-Line Captain  (Captain 3rd Class)

Capitaine de vaisseau 2e Class - Ship-of-the-Line Captain  (Captain 2nd Class)

Capitaine de vaisseau 1er Class - Ship-of-the-Line Captain  (Captain 1st Class)

Up to 1796 there were four main catagories of captain Capitaine de vaisseau 1er Class , Capitaine de vaisseau 2e Class, Capitaine de vaisseau 3e Class and Capitaine de frégate.In 1796 the rank of Chef de Division was introduced in September 1800 this rank was abolished and the rank of Capitaine de vaisseau 1er Class replaced it whilst most officers who held the rank Chef de Division retained the rank of Capitaine de vaisseau 1er Class some were reclassified as Capitaine de vaisseau 2e Class

A

Adelon (Pierre)

Born: 20 March 1743
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1757
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 5 February 1806

Aine de Florenville (Denis-Cynede d’)

Born: 26 November 1746
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1759
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: ?

Aireau ( Jean)

Born: 29 march 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 6 March 1805
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1800
Died: 16 may 1823

Allary ( Jean Joseph)

Born: 12 December 1747
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1763
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 July 1792
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1793
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d ’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 19 October 1807

Allemand (Joseph)

Born: 16 December 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1802
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 14 March 1849

Almain (?)

Born: 6 April 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 29 November 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 9 August 1828

Angot (Jacques) - Captain de vaisseau  (Killed 23 June 1795)

Angot des Rotours ( Jean Julien)

Born: 2 June 1773
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1791
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 23 June 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 26 March 1844

Aubert Du Petit-Thouars (Aristide)

Born: 31 August 1760
Captain de vaisseau: 1795
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 2 August 1798 (Killed at Battle of the Nile)

Aucam (Joseph)

Born: 15 July 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 August 1839

Audouard (Joseph-Louis)

Born: 1 October 1751
Captain de frégate: 28 May 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: ?

Augier (Francois Henry Eugene)

Born: 12 September 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1782
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 19 March 1795
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 15 August 1795
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796 (Renamed
)Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800 (Reclassed)
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 26 November 1803
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 April 1834

Aved-Magnac (?) - Captain de vaisseau

B

Barbier (Nicolas)

Born: 26 September 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 4 April 1795
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 180
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 13 June 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 December 1836

Barny (Joshua)

Born: 6 July 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de fregate: March 1782
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 11 September 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 1 December 1818

Barre (Jean-Baptiste-Henry)

Born: 28 January 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 18 April 1799
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1812
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1812
Died: 11 April 1830

Barthelemy de Saizieu (Louis-Francois-Richard)

Born: 30 January 1773
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1792
Captain de fregate: 2 September 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 10 March 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 8 February 1811
Baron of the Empire: 6 January 1814
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 March 1842

Baudouin (Louis-Alexsis)

Born: 2 December 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 27 October 1802
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 October 1805 (Killed at the battle of trafalgar whilst in command of the Fougueux)

Bargeau (Jean-Pierre) – Captain de Vaisseau 

Barnetche (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 17 May 1770
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1812
Died: 19 May 1827

Barré (?) - Captain de fregate.

Barreault (Pierre-Michel) - Captain de fregate.

Batz de Trenquelléon (?) - Captain de vaisseau 

Bauchot (Jean-Marie)

Born: 25 December 1751
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1768
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 20 April 1799
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 23 September 1832

Baud de Vacheres (Jean-Fortunat)

Born: 5 May 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 16 November 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1794
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 11 January 1802

Baudin (Nicolas-Thomas)

Born: 17 February 1754
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 4 August 1798
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 16 September 1803

Bazire (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Killed in combat 1 June 1792).

Bazin (Francoise-Marie)

Born: 24 September 1770
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 2 April 1836

Beaulieu-Leloup (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Killed in combat 1 March 1799).

Beaurepaire (Amedee)

Born: 1793
Captain de vaisseau: ?
Died: 17 December 1795

Bedel du Tertre (Augustin-Marie-Fidele)

Born: 4 March 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 June 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 17 March 1813
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 July 1837

Beens (?)

Born: ?
Captain de Vaisseau: ?
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1795
Died: ?

Bellenger (Jacques-Francois)

Born: 7 January 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1780
Died: 5 May 1831

Benoit (Felix-Jean)

Born: 10 April 1741
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1754
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 24 January 1794
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: ?

Berard (Claude-Rene)

Born: 12 April 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de fregate: 22 March 1797
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 December 1837

Bergeret (Jacques)

Born: 19 May 1771
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 17 February 1809
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 29 August 1857

Bergevin (Matheiu-Charles)

Born: 18 July 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 6 January 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 July 1841

Bernard (Joseph)

Born: 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 31 December 1803

Berrade (?) – Captain de Vassieu

Berrenger (Charles)

Born: 24 June 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1799
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: ?
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 17 November 1814

Bertault la Breteche (Guillaume-Marie-Augustin)

Born: 17 February 1738
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1751
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 My 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1807
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 2 August 1807

Bertrand (?) -  Captain de fregate.

Bertrand de Keranguen (?) -  Captain de vaisseau

Bescont (Pierre-Marie)

Born: 16 November 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 20 April 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 179Chef de Division: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1783
Died: 18 January 1840

Bigot de la Robilardierre (Julien-Gabriel)

Born: 4 April 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 January 1799
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1812
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1798
Died: 14 March 1817

Billard (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 25 February 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1791
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 July 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1782
Died: 19 July 1825

Billette (Simon)

Born: 2 March 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de fregate: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 July 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1779, 1797,1808
Died: 5 July 1841

Blavet (Fiacre-Henri)

Born: 8 April 1744
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1755
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 179Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 14 November 1809

Boisnard (?) – Captain de frigate (Wounded 4 November and 21 October 1805)

Bolle (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Bompard (Jean-Baptiste-Francois)

Born: 12 July 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Chef de Division: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 March 1841

Bonamy (Eustache-Marie-Joseph)

Born: 10 October 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de fregate: 27 October 1802
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 July 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 December 1830

Bonnefoux (Francoie-Casmir)

Born: 4 March 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1794
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 15 August  1809
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 15 June1838

Boisgelin de La Viefville (?)

Born: ?
Captain de vaisseau: 1 January 1792
Died: ?

Boubennec (?) - Captain de Vaisseau

Bouchet (Pierre)

Born: 3 March 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1771
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 26 September 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 11 June 1824

Bougainville (Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien)

Born: 26 October 1781
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1798
Captain de fregate: 8 March 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 18 April 1811
Baron of the Empire: 12 November 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 October 1846

Bourayne (Cesar-Joseph)

Born: 22 February 1768
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794, 1807
Died: 5 November 1817

Bourde (Guillaume-Francois)

Born: 8 May 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 3 May 1798
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 June 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 January 1851

Bourdet (Chareles-Louis)

Born: 19 June 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1768
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 4 March 1822

Bourdon-Gramont (Exupère-Pierre-Auguste)

Born: 1740
Captain de vaisseau: ?
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 1817

Bourrand (Antoine)

Born: 1 August 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 6 March 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 7 February 1832

Bouscasse (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Killed in combat 23 March 1794)

Boussard (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Bouvet (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Bouvet de Maisonneuve (Pierre-Francois-Etienne)

Born: 28 November 1775
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1786
Captain de fregate: 24 May 1809
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 3 September 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 December 1810
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 2 July 1813
Baron of the Empire:
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1799
Died: 18 June 1860

Bozec (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Bretel (Jacques-Francois-Ignace)

Born: 30 July 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 27 September 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: ?

Brouard (Gabriel-Auguste)

Born: 16 February 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 1 February 1825

Bruillac (Alain-Adelaide-Marie)

Born: 21 February 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1798
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 20 January 1836

Bruneau-La Souchais (?) - Captain de frégate.

C

Caboureau (Louis-Joseph)

Born: 25 May 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de fregate: 5 April 1808
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1806
Died: 9 February 1844

Canon (?) - Captain de frégate.

Caro (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Died of wounds 9 April 1798)

Casabianca (Luc-Julien-Joseph)

Born: 7 February 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: January 1793
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: ?
Died: 1 August 1798 (killed at Battle of Aboukir Bay)

Castagne (Francois)

Born: 14 August 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794
Died: 30 March 1831

Castagnier  (Jean-Joseph)

Born: 12 June 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 20 September 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 December 1794
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None 
Died: 5 February 1807

Castellan de Saint-Joseph (Andre-Pompee)

Born: 21 April 1743
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1757
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1792
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 28 March 1800

Catefort (Francois)

Born: 17 June 1751
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1764
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 27 November 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: October 1799
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1782
Died: 1 June 1803

Causse (Joseph)

Born: 16 January 1738
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1745
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 March 1809

Chabert (Victor)

Born: 22 February 1758
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de fregate: 26 August 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 January 1833

Chambon (?) - Captain de fregate

Chaunay (Charles-Jacques-Cesar)

Born: 14 April 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 15 September 1807
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794, 180Died: 25 June 1829

Chautard (Jean-Francois)

Born: 30 July 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 1 July 1814
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 27 February 1815 (Anulled 1 August 1815)
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 27 February 1815 (Anulled 1 August 1815)
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 28 April 1821

Chesneau (Michel-Jean-André)

Born: 20 September 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 July 1832

Chevillard (Paul)

Born: 22 September 1748
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1761
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 12 December 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire:
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 13 April 1820

Christy de la Palliere (Jean-Anne)

Born: 18 September 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 March 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 29 July 1829

Clement (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Clement de la Ronciere (Nicolas-Julien)

Born: 19 July 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1772
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1795
Died: 10 March 1815

Cocault (Raymond)

Born: 20 March 1768
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 5 November 1839

Coêtnempren de Kerdournan (Pierre) - Captain de vaisseau.

Collet (Joseph)

Born: 29 November 1768
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 3 October 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 20 October 1828

Confoulens (?) - Captain de fregate.

Corbel de Killieau (Joseph-Marie)

Born: 16 July 1747
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1761
Captain de fregate: 1 January 1795
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794
Died: ?

Cornic-Dumoulin (Yves-Francois)

Born: 1 April 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 Januuary 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 5 May 1859

Coude (Louis-Marie)

Born: 17 December 1752
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 176Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 30 October 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1794
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1806
Died: 10 February 1822

Coudein (Jean-Daniel)

Born: 5 September 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1772
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 June 1822

Coudre-La Coudrais (?) - Captain de frégate.

Courand (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Croiset (?) - Captain de fregate. (Killed 14 February 1805)

D

Dalbarade (Etienne) – Captain de Vasieau (Killed at the Battle of the Nile)

Dalbarde (Etienne)

Born: 24 June 1744
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1757
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 19 November 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1795, 1798
Died: 5 February 1819

Dantignate (?) – Captain de Frigate (Killed 6 February 1806)

Daugier (François-Henri-Eugène)

Born: 12 septembre 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1794
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 avril 1834,

Delamare de Lamellerie (Louis-Charles-Auguste)

Born: 1 May 1771
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1787
Captain de fregate: 22 January 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1799
Died: 6 August 1840

Delarue (Aime-Charles-Julien)

Born: 15 November 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de fregate: 19 June 1797
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 14 December 1799
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire:  12 March 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 19 October 1816

Demonconseil (Daniel)

Born: 1 September 1758
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1772
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 23 September 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 179Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None 
Died: 31 January 1821

Deniau (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Denieport (Louis-Gabriel)

Born: 14 April 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de fregate: 10 May 1797
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 October 1805 (Killed at the battle of Trafalgar)

Denis Lagarde (Rene-Jean-Marie)

Born: 9 November 1772
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1815
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1814
Died: 24 April 1849

Denis-Trobriand (?) - Captain de fregate (Killed 14 February 1809).

Deperonne (Léonore)

Born: 6 January 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de vaisseau: ?
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: ?
Died: 22 July 1805 (Killed in Action)

Désagenaux (?) - Captain de fregate

Desorches (?) – Captain de Frigate (Wounded  24 December 1805)

Desgarceaux (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Killed at the combat 23 avril 1794).

Desloges (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Desmartis (?)(Killed in combat of 1 June 1792).

Devienne (Francois-Guillaume)

Born: 14 January 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1765
Captain de fregate: 26 February 1793
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 February 1802

Dihins (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Donnadieu (Guillaume)

Born: 5 July 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1769
Captain de fregate: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 22 June 1824

Donat (Joseph René) – Captain de Vaisseuau

Dordelin (Louis-Auguste)

Born: 3 July 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de fregate: 29 January 1800
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:   1801
Died: 27 April 1807

Dorix (?) – Captain de Frigate (Killed 16 May 1810)

Dornaldeguy (Jean)

Born: 13 October 1771
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 21 January 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 18 May 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 My 1855

Dorre (Yves-Francois)

Born: 22 August 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1765
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 September 1809

Douville (?) – (Killed at the Battle of Glorious First of June)

Dubourdieu (Bernard)

Born: 28 April 1773
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1789
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 8 October 1806
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 9 March 1809
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 13 March 1811 (Killed in action)

Du Campe de Rosamel (Claude-Charles-Marie)

Born: 25 June 1774
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1787
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 8 July 1814
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 March 1848

Ducrest de Vileneuve (Alexandre-Louis)

Born: 7 March 1777
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1791
Captain de fregate: 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 October 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805,1814
Died: 22 March 1852

Dufay de la Brancherre (Henry)

Born: 5 July 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1764
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 2 November 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Chef de Division: 8 July 1797
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 2 June1802

Duhamel (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Du Jong de Boisquesnay (Guillaume-Theophile)

Born: 17 January 1737
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1751
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 7 February 1795
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 November 1826

Dumoutier (Antoine-Francois)

Born: 28 December 1785
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1804
Captain de vaisseau 1st  class: 21 June 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 8 October 1806
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 June 1854

Duplessis Comparde (Gilles-Thomas)

Born: 5 May 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 January 1799
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 23 June 1825

Dupotet (Jean-Henry-Jacques)

Born: 17 December 1777
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 8 October 1806
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 9 January 1852

Duranteau (Romain)

Born: 10 November 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 June 1850

Duval-Paris (?)

Born: (?)
Captain de Vaisseau: 5 december 1792
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 mars 1793 (Killed accidently)

E

Ecubard (Jean)

Born: 22 August 1754
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1765
Captain de vaisseau: 15 February 1795
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 7 March 1814

Encausse de Labatut (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 22 May 1760
Captain de vaisseau (?)
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: (?)
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 30 November 1827

Epron Desjardins (Jacques)

Born: 29 October 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 16 November 1837

Epron de la Horie (Louis-Jacques)

Born: 28 December 1768
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 6 January 1807
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 April 1841

Esmanger (?) – Captain de Frigate (Killed 21 October 1805)

Etienne (Francois-Pierre)

Born: 20 July 1744
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1762
Captain de vaisseau 3rd  Class: 1 January 1793
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 17 May 1806

Etienne(Jean-Pierre)

Born: 9 October 1754
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1766
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 14 January 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 30 November 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1783, 1798
Died: 31 December 1812

Eyriès (?) - Captain de vaisseau

F

Faguet (?) -  Captain de vaisseau.

Faure (Gilbert-Amable)

Born: 5 April 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 5 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 31 December 1812

Fauveau (Joseph)

Born: 3 December 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de fregate: 16 June 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 26 January 1822

Favin Laveque (Jean-Pierre)

Born: 16 October 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None 
Died: 22 November 1843

Favre (Jean-Louis)

Born: 7 April 1744
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1761
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 26 February 1803

Faye (Antoine- Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 23 October 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 14 December 1794
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 December 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Chef de Division: 21 November1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 January 1829

Feraud (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Filhol de Camas (Jean-Giles)

Born: 7 December 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de fregate: 14 December 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 October 1805 (Killed at the battle of Trafalgar)

Foucaud (?) - Captain de fregate (Killed in combat 13 December 1797).

Foucault (Pierre-Theodore)

Born: 9 November 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 179Chef de Division: 21 November1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 4 September 1840

Fradin (Jean-Baptiste-Alexis)

Born: 11 June 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 4 March 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 14 May 1834

Fremont (?) - Captain de vaisseau

G

Gagny (?) – Captain de Frigate (Died of wounds received 21 October 1805 battle of Trafalgar)

Gaingant (Jean-Marie)

Born: 28 February 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de fregate: 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 16 December 1813

Ganteaume  (Joseph Antoine)

Born: 10 May 1749
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de fregate: 6 March 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 29 June 1815

Garreau (Pierre-Elie)

Born: 2 September 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 11 March 1799
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 February 1841

Gaudin Beauchene (Carmille-Charles-Alexis)

Born: 11 September 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 Nove 1807

Gauthier (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Gauvain (?) - Captain de fregate.

Gauvin (?) - Captain de fregate.

Gaye (Pierre-Antoine)

Born: 3 October 1729
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 174Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 17 November 94
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 April 1820

Gelez (?) – Captain de Frigate (Killed 6 February 1806)

Gemon (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 30 May 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1782
Captain de fregate: 4 March 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 11 May 1813
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 26 December 1843

Gerard de la Coudraye (Guy-Jean-Francois)

Born: 11 October 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 April 1823

Gichard (Etienne)

Born: 9 October 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de fregate: July 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 29 April 1828

Gilart de Larchante (Gatien-Yves)

Born: 26 October 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1794
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 April 1842

Gilles (?) – Captain de vasseau (Killed 21 October 1805 battle of Trafalgar)

Gillet (Maurice)

Born: 8 March 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de vaisseau: ?
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1798
Died: 14 April 1833

Giot-Labrière (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Girardias (Joseph-Maurice)

Born: 7 October 1770
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1785
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 5 July 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 January 1832

Giraudeau (?) - Captain de fregate.

Gohet Duchesne (Jacques-Sebastien)

Born: 9 February 173Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1750
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 17 December 1793
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 December 1809

Gouet (Pierre-Rene)

Born: 10 April 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 7 May 1806

Gourio (Claude-Francois-Marie)

Born: 17 February 1754
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1771
Captain de vaisseau: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 26 September 1834

Gourrege (Pierre-Paulin)

Born: 9 June 1749
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1764
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 27 October 1805 (Died of wounds received at the battle of Trafalgar)

Grasse-Briancon (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Greben (Marie-Joseph)

Born: 25 March 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1787
Captain de fregate: 27 October 1802
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 February 1819

Grivel (Jean)

Born: 29 August 1778
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 16 March 1814
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 27 April 1807
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1808
Died: 10 September 1869

Gueguen (Francois-Sebastien)

Born: 9 July 1748
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1760
Captain de fregate: 19 October 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 20 May 1822

Guien (Pierre-Thomas)

Born: 29 December 1751
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1759
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 18 August 1799
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1809
Died: 22 Jan 1823

Guillemet (Francois-Charles)

Born: 9 January 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1763
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 19 March 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1807
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 26 November 1803
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1795
Died: 7 December 1820

Guillet (Pierre)

Born: 20 July 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: ?
Captain de fregate: 20 July 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 29 June 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 180Died:

Guillotin Gonthiere (Jean-Louis)

Born: 28 August 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1763
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 8 September 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 180Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 November 1807

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