Jean-François Du Cheyron

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Jean-François du Cheyron, chevalier du Pavillon.

Jean-François Du Cheyron, chevalier du Pavillon (29 September 1730 – 12 April 1782) was a French naval tactician and Capitaine du vaisseau, hero of the American Revolutionary War.[1] He is considered one of the principal creators of naval communications before the era of radio.[2] Commanding the ship Triomphant he was killed at the Battle of the Saintes after being hit by a cannonball.[2]


  1. ^ Levot & Doneaud. - p.392
  2. ^ a b Morison. - p.398


  • (in French) Levot, Jean; and Doneaud, Alfred. Les Gloires Maritimes de la France. Notices Biographiques Sur Les Plus Celebres Marins, Decouvreurs, Astronomes, Ingenieurs, Hydrographes, Medecins, Administrateurs, Etc.
  • Morison, Eliot Samuel. John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography. United States Naval Institute Press.