Jean Louis Barrallier

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    J.D. Davies
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      I’m currently looking for information on Jean Louis Barrallier, second assistant to the surveyor of the navy from 1796, who designed a number of HM ships including the Spencer, Milford and Rochefort, and was also largely responsible for laying out the town and dockyard at Milford Haven. I’ve got hold of a couple of articles on him from relatively obscure French journals, but I’d be particularly grateful if anyone with knowledge of French archives could suggest any leads.

      David Davies

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      Frank Scott
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        cannot help on the archives, but from another topic Dr Paul Adamthwaite of the MarHst-L forum came up with this:

        His French reputation, either prior to his enforced ‘emigration’ to England as a Royalist in 1793, or after his eventual return to France in 1815, is a little more obscure. However there is a fairly detailed article in Provence historique, 12th series, Vol 3, pp.40-148, by Emmanuel David: ‘Un toulonnais, Jean-Louis Barrallier, ingénieur de la marine, constructeur d’un port et de vaisseaux anglais (1751-1834)’. This rather confirms that his reputation was more as an ‘engineer’ than a naval architect, but he was taken on as Directeur des Constructions Navales at Toulon on 7 December 1815.

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        Cy Harrison
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          Here is a link to a document on one of his sons that contains a potted biography.

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