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Arsac de Ternay, Charles-Henri-Louis D'

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Title Rear-Admiral (Royal French Navy)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 27/01/1723 Death 15/12/1780
Place Angers(?) Place (At sea) nr Newport
Area Area Rhode Island
Country France Country (At sea) nr USA
Honours KM.
He had taken the three monastic vows of the Knights of Malta so he never married
Military Service
In October 1738 he joined the Midshipmen's Corps at Toulon, France; He was appointed as a Sub-Corporal (Midshipman) (With seniority dated 10/10/1743). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (RFN) (With seniority dated 11/01/1746). He lived in Malta from 1749 to 1752. He was appointed as a Capitaine de Fregate (Lieutenant-Commander) (RFN) February 1756. He was appointed as a Captain (RFN) (With seniority dated 10/01/1761). He served in the Robuste at Brest 1761. He was appointed as a Commodore of a squadron of five ships carrying Le Comte d'Haussonville and his forces to Newfoundland and attacking St. John's in 1762. He was appointed as the Commandant of Īle de France (Mauritius) and Īle Bourbon (Reunion) 1771. He was appointed as a Brigadier of Naval Forces (With seniority dated 22/12/1771). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (RFN) (With seniority dated 11/1776). He was appointed as Senior Naval Officer in in Lieutenant-General Rochambeau's expedition to aid the rebellious American colonies in 1780. (Blockaded by a British fleet in the roads of Newport for six months, he died of typhus in December after eight days' illness on board the Duc de Bourgogne in the Roads off Newport Rhode Island USA.)
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);;
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