Louis-Rene Levassor( Vice-Admiral of the French fleet)
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Biography Louis-Rene Levassor
Louis-RenцL Levassor, comte de Latush-Trevill - Louis-RenцL Levassor, compte de Latouche-TrцLville - (1745-1804) - Vice Admiral of the French fleet. Began service midshipman on board his uncle, with whom participated in military operations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In 1968 he joined the musketeers, and then in the cavalry, served in Martinique. In 1772, an ode to return to the fleet. In 1777 he took part in the seizure of 5 Roshforskoy squadron of British ships. In 1780 he received command of the frigate 'Harmony', which participated in the war against the British in North America, where in 1782 his ship was sunk and he was taken prisoner. Since 1783 - Commander of the port of Rochefort. In 1787 he went to the service of Philip of Orleans as the office manager. After the revolution, returned to the fleet. In 1793, promoted to rear admiral. In 1800 he was appointed commander of the fleet in La Manche. Since 1801, Mr.. Commander of the Boulogne flotilla and the preparations for the invasion of the British Isles. After the victory over Nelson's squadron, was sent with the expedition to Santo Domingo and Haiti. Upon his return to 1803g. was appointed commander of the Toulon squadron, and promoted to vice-admiral of the appointment of Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. August 19, 1804 died on board the flagship vessel.