In 1809, Ollivier served as a Lieutenant in the Escaut squadron. Along with Lieutenant Graton, he was tasked with a reconnaissance of the canals in Bruxelles and Bruges.
In 1812, promoted to Commander, Ollivier was in command of the frigate Rubis. He chased and destroyed the British brig HMS Daring off Tamara in February 1813. Rubis was wrecked soon after, and her consort Aréthuse rapatriated her crew after the Action of 7 February 1813.
In 1816, Ollivier commanded the frigate Revanche, on which ferried a Navy official, Marine Bourilhon, to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, before returning to Brest. The next year, he transported troops, despatches and convicts between France and Martinique.
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