Emmanuel HALGAN

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

FrenchBorn Emmanuel HALGAN

French Navy officer and admiral

Born on December 31, 1771 in Donges, France , France

Died on April 20, 1852 in Paris, France

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Born to the family of a bailiff, Halgan joined the French Royal Navy aged 16. He then served as a lieutenant and first officer on merchantmen.

After rejoining the Navy, he served aboard the brig Curieux, captured by a British frigate in 1793. Halgan was taken prisoner. Upon his return to France, he served on the Terrible and on a number of other ships.


In 1798, Halgan received command of the brig Aréthuse. The next year, Aréthuse was dismasted and captured by a 74-gun, off Portugal.

In 1800, Halgan was tasked with commissioning the Clorinde, and then served as first officer on Clorinde as she was sent to Santo Domingo.

Upon his return to France, Halgan received command of the brig Épervier, with ensign Jérôme Bonaparte under his orders.

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