Antoine Pierre de Clavel

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Antoine Pierre de Clavel
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Born1734  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Toulon   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died1797  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 62–63)
OccupationOfficer of the French Navy  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Antoine Pierre de Clavel (Toulon, 1734 — 1797) [1] was a French Navy officer. He served in the War of American Independence.

Biography

Clavel was born to the family of a Navy captain. He joined the Navy as a Garde-Marine on 6 July 1750, and had a brother also serving in the Navy. [2]

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 May 1763, and to Captain on 4 April 1777. [2]

He commanded Scipion at the Battle of the Chesapeake on 5 September 1781, [3] and at the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April 1782. [4] [Note 1]

He retired on 21 November 1785. [2]

Sources and references

Notes

  1. Contenson that Clavel retired on 24 November 1781; that seems to be incorrect. He also mixes Claval the Elder (Comte de Clavel) and Clavel the Younger (Chevalier de Clavel). Antoine Pierre de Clavel was the Elder. [5]

Citations

  1. "Portrait du Comte Antoine Pierre De Clavel, dit l'Aîné, huile/toile, XVI" . Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 Lacour-Gayet (1910), p. 649.
  3. Lacour-Gayet (1910), p. 648.
  4. Troude (1867), p. 140.
  5. Contenson (1934), p. 159.

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