Research Subjects: Biographies

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

By Antony Broughton


R

Racord (Pierre-Paul)

Born: 23 March 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1765
Captain de vaisseau: 21 March 1796
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 April 1841

Raillard (Pierre-Marie)

Born: 6 October 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1770
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 20 October 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 21 March 1796
Capitaine de vaisseau 2ndClass: 23 September 1800
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 28 February 1821

Raoul (Joseph-Francois)

Born: 4 April 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1782
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Capitaine de vaisseau 2ndClass: 28 February 1812
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 4 December 1810
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1798, 1806
Died: 16 March 1816

Ravenel (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Regnauld (Jacques-Mathieu)

Born: 8 May 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de fregate: 3 March 1798
Capitaine de vaisseau 2ndClass: 22 June 1810
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 30 July 1810
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 16 August 1833

Renaud (Jean-Marie)

Born: 2 March 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1764
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 3 May 1794
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 16 January 1797
Capitaine de vaisseau 2ndClass: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died:  19 December 1808

Renaudin (Mathieu-Cyprien)

Born: 27 March 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 6 February 1795
Member of the Legion d’Honneur:
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 14 February 1836

Reynaud (Jean-Ignace-Marie)

Born: 1 February 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de fregate: 22 September 1796
Capitaine de vaisseau 2ndClass: 4 March 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1798
Died: 17 February 1805 (Killed in Action)

Richer (Jean-Baptiste-Edmund)

Born: 8 March 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 25 December 1798
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 received while in the service of France: 1785, 1798
Died: 6 February 1820

Richery (?) - Captain de vaisseau.  

Ripner (?) - Captain de frégate.

Riviere (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Robin (Pierre-Nicolas)

Born:  6 April 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 7 December 1793
Chef de Division: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 30 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 March 1820

Rolland (Pierre-Nicolas)

Born: 29 April 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 22 September 1796
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 received while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 9 November 1825

Rondeau (Jacques-Melanie)

Born: 15 December 1752
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1767
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 1 October 1792
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 1 January 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1793
Died: 21 December 1834

Roquebert (Dominique)

Born: 5 June 1774
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1790
Captain de fregate: 2 September 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 April 1806
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1799
Died: 20 May 1811 (Killed in action)

Roquebert (Francois)

Born: 10 August 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de fregate: 5 July 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 10 March 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 23 June 1810
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 27 September 1811
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 April 1833

Roussin (Albin-Reine)

Born: 21 April 1781
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de fregate: 1 October 1810
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 2 September 1814
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 December 1810
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 21 February 1854

S

Saint-Cricq (Jacques)

Born: 22 April 1781
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1793
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 November 1808 (Stripped of this 18 March 1812)
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died:  19 March 1819

Saint-Felix (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Saint-Laurent (Antoine-Pierre-Marie-Alexandre)

Born: 30 June 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 22 September 1796
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 15 August 1802

Saunier (George)

Born: 10 October 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 13 April 1798
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 22 December 1800
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 2 March 1801 (Killed in action)

Sebire de Beauchesne (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Segond (Adrien-Joseph)

Born:  12 March 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de fregate: 2 June1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 24 September 1803
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 15 January 1813

Senequier (?) - Captain de frégate

Senez (Louis-Andre)

Born: 19 April 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1774
Captain de fregate: 2 January 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 received while in the service of France: None
Died: 8 November 1836

Sibille (Jean-Baptiste-Laurent-Hermenegilde)

Born: 10 August 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1771
Captain de fregate: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 15 May 1798
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 5 August 1810

Simeon (Gabriel)

Born: 8 November 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1766
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 4 April 1794
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 21 March 1796
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 received while in the service of France: 1781
Died: 5 April 1820

Soliel (Eleonor-Jean-Nicolas)

Born: 6 January 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
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 received while in the service of France: None
Died: 11 march 1824

Solminhac (Louis)

Born: 5 August 1768
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1785
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 10 March 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 23 June 1810
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 February 1820

T

Tartu (?) - Captain de vaisseau (Killed in combat 24 October 1793)

Terras (Antoine-Louis)

Born: 7 June 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1771
Captain de vaisseau: 1 July 1792
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 May 1804

Tiphaigne (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Thomas (Guillaume)

Born: 20 March 1748
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 22 September 1796
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 31 October 1815

Topsent (Jean-Nicolas)

Born: 12 June 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1767
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 1 June 1793
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 1 January 1794
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 24 September 1803
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 18 August 1816

Touffet (Claude)

Born: 17 June 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1792
Captain de fregate: 1 May 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 28 July 1801
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 4 November 1804 (Kiled in action)

Tourneur (Laurent)

Born: 6 December 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1776
Captain de fregate:21 February 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 12 July 1808
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1793
Died: 20 February 1820

Trehouart (Pierre-Julien)

Born: 27 November 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau: 24 October 1795
Chef de Division: 19 December 1797
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 May 1804

Tréhouart-Beaulieu (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Trogoff de Kerlessy (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Trullet (Jean-Francois-Timothee)

Born: 15 April 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1770
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 1 November 1797
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 27 May 1819

Trullet (Louis-Leonce)

Born: 6 October 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1768
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 received while in the service of France: None
Died: 1 February 18275 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804

V

Valteau(Francois-Dominique-Mathurin)

Born: 4 August 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1772
Captain de vaisseau 3rd Class: 11 March 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 21 March 1796
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 14 December 1804

Vandongen (?) - Captain de vaisseau (killed in combat 9 September 1794)

Vanstabel (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Vattier (Antoine-Melchior)

Born: 24 April 1776
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1789
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 19 May 1811
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 2 August 1811
Wounds received while in the service of France:
Died: 24 March 1842

Vence (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Vignot (Jean-Francois)

Born:  17 September 1748
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1763
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 16 November 1793
Chef de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 23 September 1800
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 13 January 1822

Villaret-Joyeuse (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Villemadrin (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Villeneau (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Villeneuve (Jean)

Born: 30 January 1740
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1751
Captain de vaisseau: 17 November 1794
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: May 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st Class: 23 September 1800
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 31 December 1803

Villon ( Eugene-Sebastien-Camille)

Born: 10 June 1773
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1785
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 1 April 1811
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 5 September 1812 (Killed in action)

Vivien (Michel)

Born:  19 March 1741
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1758
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 11 March 1795
Wounds received while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 May 1805

Voisin (Charles-Pierre)

Born: 20 January 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1798, 1800
Died: 11 September 1810

Vrignaud (Joseph-Marie)

Born: 23 February 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1779
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 received while in the service of France: 1806
Died: 26 June 1841

W

Willaumez (Etienne-Joseph)

Born: 19 March 1774
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1786
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd Class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds received while in the service of France: 1794
Died: 19 February 1818

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2013

 

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