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1708, Mar 261723-17831792
a French admiral. In 1777, France began assisting the American colonies in their fight for independence from Great Britain. D'Orvilliers was appointed Lieutenant-General of the Navy and prepared to engage the Royal Navy in the Atlantic. His greatest success came in July 1778 during the First Battle of Ushant, when his fleet managed to fend off an attack from a similarly-sized English fleet led by Admiral Augustus Keppel.
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09/03/1779-Admiral Louis Guillouet, comte d'Orvilliers, sails the French/Spanish Armada back to Brest
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Louis Guillouet1708, Mar 261723
 
17831792

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17461749, Apr 4
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George Clinton [1]1686 ca1720
 
17611761, Jul 10
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James Cook1728, Nov 71755
 
 
17791779, Feb 14
 a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed ma...
Augustus Keppel1725, Apr 251735
 
17831786, Oct 2
 an officer of the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. Du...
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17831822, May 5
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John Paul Jones1747, Jul 61770
 
17891792, Jul 18
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Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra1744, May 221770
 
17991794, Mar 26
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Horatio Nelson1758, Sep 291771
 
18051805, Oct 21
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 an officer of the Royal Navy, serving during the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independen...
Jose de Bustamante y Guerra1759, Apr 11770
 
18171825, Mar 10
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Joshua Barneyunknown1759
 
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18311840, Aug 4
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18331835
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