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MORARD DE GALLE, Justin Bonaventure (mo-rarr), French naval officer, born in Gonselin, Dauphiny, 30 March, 1741; died in Gueret, 23 July, 1809. He entered the navy in 1755, and served in Canada till 1763. During the whole of the war of American independence he was flag-captain of the Count de Grasse, and he served afterward under Count, de Guichen. He fought, at the battles off Dominica, 17 April, and 15 and 19 May, 1780, and served in the fleet that under Count de Orasse blockaded Chesapeake bay in October, 1781, contributing to the surrender of Yorktown. He served afterward in Santo Domingo and Brazil, was commissioned rear-admiral in 1792, went again to the West Indies, and became vice-admiral in 1796. In 1799 he was created a senator, which post he held till his death.
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