Charles-Alexandre L on Durand Linois
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Charles-Alexandre L on Durand Linois

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles-Alexandre L on Durand, Comte de Linois (27 January 1761 - 2 December 1848) was a French admiral during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. He won a victory over the British at the Battle of Algeciras in 1801 and was reasonably successful[citation needed] in a campaign against British trade in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea in 1803. Born in Brest, Linois joined the French Navy in 1776, serving in the English Channel and Spanish waters, followed by voyages to Ile de France (Mauritius) and R union and the French West Indies. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1789 before being posted to the Indian Ocean. After his return to France in 1794, he was based in Brest. Linois was captured by the Royal Navy at the Action of 7 May 1794 while his ship was protecting a convoy of wheat from the United States. He was exchanged and promoted to captain, taking command of the 74-gun Formidable. The following year he was captured again at the battle of Groix, where he was twice wounded and lost an eye; he was again exchanged.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6134939854
  • 9786134939850