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Poulin de Courval, Francois-Louis

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Title Commodore (Royal French Navy)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 30/10/1728 Death 00/10/1769
Place Quebec Place La Rochelle
Area Area
Country New France Country France
Honours Knight of the Order of Saint-Louis (France).
In 1746 he studied pilotage at a Jesuit College at Quebec under Father Joseph-Pierre de Bonnecamps.
Military Service
In c1744 he entered the Royal French Navy. In 1746 he participated in the de Ramezay expedition against HMCS Annapolis Royal. He transferred to the French Merchant Marine. In 1752 he was the Master of the merchant vessel Diamant. In 1756 he and his ship were subsumed into the Royal French Navy and he served in the Diamant (in command). He was wounded, captured and transported to England, later released in 1758. In 1759 he served in the Bienfaisant (in command) and transported supplies to Quebec. He commanded a fireship at Quebec. He sailed with Charles-Lous D'Arsac de Ternay in his attack on Newfoundland. He served in the Zephir (frigate) (in command) when he was captured and paroled. In 1763 he served in the Garonne (flute) (in command) and carried the new Governor to St. Pierre et Miquelon. He carried out a successful re-supply of the islands in the winter of 1766. In 1766 he was promoted to Capitaine (Royal French Navy).
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography; MacFarlane, John M. (1994)
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