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PHILIPPES DE KERHALLET, Charles Marie (fe-leep), French navigator, born in Rennes, 17 September, 1809; died in Paris, 16 February, 1863. He received his education in the naval school of Angouleme, became a midshipman in 1825, and was promoted captain in 1849. He served in South America, commanded the stations of Newfoundland and Cayenne, made soundings in the Gulf of Mexico, and prepared valuable charts. His works include " Instructions pour remonter la cote du Bresil depuis San Luiz de Maranhao jusqu'au Para'" (Paris, 1841); "Description nautique de la cote du Mexique" (1849); "Description nautique de la cote de l'isthme de Panama" (1850) ; "Considdrations generales sur l'Ocean Atlantique "(1852) ; "Considerations generales sur l'Ocean Pacifique" (1853); and "La navigation dans la mer des Antilles et le golfe du Mexique" (1859).
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