Le canon du port Bourgenay
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 46° 26.459 W 001° 40.662
30T E 601571 N 5143895
Quick Description: Le canon du port fait référence à la bataille contre les navires anglais dans la nuit du 29 au 30 juin 1798. The cannon in the port refers to the battle against the English ships on the night of June 29-30, 1798.
Location: Pays de la Loire, France
Date Posted: 5/8/2021 1:27:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM147NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:

Le canon du port Bourgenay

Sur la plaque

Il est très difficile de vous donner l'historique de ce canon.
Malgré de nombreuses recherches, il semblerait que celui-ci provienne de la "Frégate La Seine", frégate française de 42 canons.
Poursuivie par les bâtiments anglais la "Frégate La Seine", livre bataille à ceux-ci, dans la nuit du 29 au 30 juin 1798, aux environs de la pointe du "Grouin du Cou", puis finit par s'échouer sur un haut fond afin d'attirer les navires anglais.
La victoire semblait évidente, quand soudain d'autres navires anglais vinrent à la resousse des deux bâtiments engagés dans la bataille. Prise par les anglais après la reddition du "Capitaine Bigot", elle fût délestée de ses canons pour se sortir de sa fâcheuse position.
L'association "Bateau Sud Vendée", par l'intermédiaire de son vice-président, Mandin Raymond, est heureuse d'en faire don à, Monsieur de la Rochethulon , 1er vice-président du Conseil Général, maire de Talmont Saint Hilaire, afin que ce canon soit exposé à Port Bourgenay.


The Bourgenay port cannon

It is very difficult to give you the history of this gun.
In spite of numerous researches, it seems that this one comes from the "Frégate La Seine", French frigate of 42 guns.
Pursued by the English ships, the "Frégate La Seine" fought against them during the night of June 29 to 30, 1798, around the "Grouin du Cou" point, then ended up running aground on a shoal to attract the English ships.
The victory seemed obvious, when suddenly other English ships came to the rescue of the two ships engaged in the battle. Taken by the English after the surrender of the "Capitaine Bigot", she was relieved of her guns to get out of her unfortunate position.
The association "Bateau Sud Vendée", through the intermediary of its vice-president, Mandin Raymond, is happy to donate it to Mr. de la Rochethulon, 1st vice-president of the General Council, mayor of Talmont Saint Hilaire, so that this cannon can be exhibited in Port Bourgenay.

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: French

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Still may work: no

What type of artillery is this?: Not listed

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

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