Jean Henry Joseph DUPOTET

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French Ancien Régime

FrenchBorn Jean Henry Joseph DUPOTET

French vice amiral

Born on December 17, 1777 in Chaugey, France , France

Died on March 23, 1852 in Paris, France

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Dupotet was born the first son of a 10-child family. He joined the Navy as a sailor at 16. From May 1795, he served aboard the 32-gun Alceste. Dupotent distinguished himself on 7 August 1795, when the squadron of Alceste attacked and captured the 74-gun HMS Berwick. He was promoted to midshipman 3rd class and transferred on the Unité.



On 20 April 1796, Unité was captured at Annaba by HMS Inconstant, and Dupottet was taken prisoner.

...   Dupotet was born the first son of a 10-child family. He joined the Navy as a sailor at 16. From May 1795, he served aboard the 32-gun Alceste. Dupotent distinguished himself on 7 August 1795, when the squadron of Alceste attacked and captured the 74-gun HMS Berwick. He was promoted to midshipman 3rd class and transferred on the Unité.



On 20 April 1796, Unité was captured at Annaba by HMS Inconstant, and Dupottet was taken prisoner.



Returned to France, he was promoted to ensign on 3 March 1798. He took part in the Cruise of Bruix, and served on the Argonaute for a campaign at the Leeward Islands.



Upon his return, he was promoted to lieutenant, and served as second in command abord the Redoutable, taking part in the Battle of Trafalgar. Released after the battle, he was promoted to frigate captain and served as an aid to Denis Decrès.



In 1807, he commanded the Charlemagne and Flushing harbour. In 1809, he took command of the 44-gun Niémen, bound for Bordeaux, only to run into a British frigate squadron blockading Brest. In the resulting Action of 6 April 1809, Niémen was captured and Dupotet taken prisoner again.



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