Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine

Bretagne

Place Bouvet
(Mairie annexe de Saint-Servan)

Pierre Bouvet de Maisonneuve

Saint-Benoît, Réunion, 1775 - Saint-Servan (Saint-Malo) 1860
French admiral.
(Wikipedia)
Pierre Ogé fils
Thiébaut (Paris)
1900

Saint-Malo /  Pierre Bouvet de Maisonneuve   Saint-Malo /  Pierre Bouvet de Maisonneuve

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

hommage
des
servannais
a
l'amiral
BOUVET

1900
amiral
grand officier
de la
legion d'honneur
député
d'ille et vilaine

1775-1860
mozambique
juillet 1810

grand-port
aout 1810

africaine
septembre 1810

amélia
février 1813

Signed: Pierre Ogé sculp.
thiébaut frères Fondeurs / Paris

Annotation

The text on the socle refers to his victories:

He took part in the Battle of Mozambique on 3 July 1810, and in the Battle of Grand Port on 20 August 1810, where he assumed command of the French squadron, Duperré having been wounded.
On 12 September 1810, as Bouvet cruised off Mauritius with Iphigénie and Astrée in an attempt to capture HMS Boadicea, he encountered HMS Africaine. A night battle ensued, during which Africaine was captured. Her poor shape meant that she was abandoned by the French, and recaptured the next day by Boadicea. Fight of the French frigate Aréthuse against the English frigate Amélia on the shores of Guinea, the 7th of February 1813
After a leave of a few months, Bouvet sailed again on Aréthuse. On 6 February 1813, as she sailed with Rubis, Aréthuse met the 38-gun HMS Amelia. A furious night battle followed; neither ship was able to take the upper hand on her opponent, so Aréthuse and Amelia parted.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°38'15" W 2°0'58"

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