Born to a family of sailors, and elder brother of Louis-Léonce Trullet, Jean-François-Timothée Trullet joined the Navy as a cabin boy in 1770, before sailing on a merchantman captained by his father.
He was appointed commerce captain in 1777. In 1779, he joined the French Royal Navy as an auxiliary ensign and served off Arabia.
In 1798, Trullet was appointed to the 74-gun Guerrier, on which he took part in the Battle of the Nile. His ship hopelessly damaged, he ordered the colours struck, and was taken prisoner. Guerrier was set on fire after the battle as she was damaged beyond repairs.
Troude retired in 1810.
- Legion of Honour.
Sources and references
- Les capitaines de vaisseau, by Thierry Pouliquen
- Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I, page 159, by Sir John Ross
- Annuaire des titulaires de la Légion d'Honneur, Patrimoine de France