Jean-Baptiste-François Bompart

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Jean-Baptiste-François Bompart
Born 1757
Lorient
Died 1842
Bagnols[disambiguation needed]
Allegiance  Kingdom of France
 French First Republic
Service/branch  French Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Embuscade, Expédition d'Irlande
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War, Action of 31 July 1793, Battle of Tory Island

Jean-Baptiste-François Bompart (Lorient, 1757 — Bagnols, 1842) was a French privateer, navy officer and admiral. He was related to the noted Admiral Maxime de Bompart.

He took part in the American War of Independence as a young officer.

He later captained the Embuscade. She encountered and fought HMS Boston off New Jersey at the Action of 31 July 1793.

Promoted to admiral, he commanded the Expédition d'Irlande and was later defeated at the Battle of Tory Island.

He retired in 1801 over political disputes.

Sources[edit]

  • Les Noms qui ont fait l'histoire de Bretagne, Coop Breizh et Institut culturel de Bretagne, 1997, notice de Paul Coat.