LE DUGUAY-TROUIN

LE DUGUAY-TROUIN

Postby Tony Frost » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:48 pm

The last from RT and was one of the largest motor trawlers in the world
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ex.DESCOBRIDOR
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Re: LE DUGUAY-TROUIN

Postby magoonigal » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:53 pm

French Trawler.
Launched as DESCOBRIDOR in 1931, then renamed .
Yard Number 341. 1168 Gross.

Renamed POSIDON in 1964 and Broken-up in Greece, 1976.


LE DUGUAY-TROUIN

His family operated a shipping business in Saint Malo, a port favoured by corsairs.

He first went to sea as a volunteer aboard a privateer, the Trinité, under Captain Legoux, on the 16 December 1690. The Trinité subsequently captured the François Samuel and Seven Stars of Scotland. Duguay-Trouin displayed such bravery that he was handed command of the Danycan, soon after he turned 18.

On 6 June 1692, the King handed him command of a forty-gun ship, the Hercule. He captured five ships at the entrance of the Channel.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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