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  Comte de Grasse
Le Comte Alexandre Francois de Grasse is born on February 14, the only son of Admiral Francois De Grasse of the Parish of St. Louis, at Versailles, France.
Comte de Grasse father in law become a founder in a Masonic Lodge named La Candeur at Charleston and is founded in large by French Roman Catholics.
De Grasse goes to Santo Domingo to offer his services to General Hedouville and is captured, put in jail, and his feet/hands put in irons.
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 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly, comte de Grasse (1722 - Paris, 14th of January 1788), French admiral, was born at Bar-sur-Loup, in the present départment of the Alpes-Maritimes.
In 1734 de Grasse took service on the galleys of the Order of Malta as enseign, and in 1740 entered the French Navy.
As a commander of a division, De Grasse served under d'Orvilliers at the First Battle of Ushant (July 23-July 27, 1778), In 1779 he joined the fleet of Count d'Estaing in the Caribbean and distinguished himself in the battles of Dominica and Saint Lucia (1780), and of Tobago (1781).
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 Battle of the Saintes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1782 the Comte de Grasse set out from Martinique with 30 ships of the line and a large convoy to capture the British island of Jamaica.
There was an initial inconclusive clash on 9 April 1782, during which the French got the better of the van division of the British fleet which had become separated from the centre and rear divisions, followed by a decisive battle three days latter.
On the 12th, De Grasse bore up with his fleet to protect a dismasted ship that was being chased by four British ships as she made for Guadaloupe.
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 Francois Joseph Paul Grasse, marquis de Grassetilly, comte de Grasse - LoveToKnow 1911
Francois Joseph Paul Grasse, marquis de Grassetilly, comte de Grasse
FRANCCOIS JOSEPH PAUL GRASSE, MARQUIS DE Grassetilly, Comte De (1722-1788), French sailor, was born at Bar, in the present department of the Alpes Maritimes.
His son Alexandre de Grasse, published a Notice bibliographique sur l'amiral comte de Grasse d'apres les documents inedits in 1840.
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 ap164   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
De Grasse sailed from Port Hueneme, Calif., 22 November 1943 with construction battalion troops and cargo, arriving at Pearl Harbor 2 December.
De Grasse returned to Pearl Harbor 27 July and until the end of 1944 transported troops among the Marshalls, the Gilberts, and the Marianas, and trained men in the Hawaiian area for amphibious assaults.
De Grasse was assigned to "Magic Carpet" duty after the war.
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 French Navy Web Page
However, de Grasse was indignant to find that some of the naval officers who served with him at ‘the Saintes' had disparaged his reputation so as to shield themselves from any blame.
De Grasse benefitted by having been with d'Estaing's forces in 1778 and 1779, and was well prepared in 1781 to have made advance arrangements for American pilots to assist.
De Monteil was a garde de la marine in 1741, a lieutenant de vaisseau in 1756, capitaine de vaisseau in 1762, chef d'escadre in 1779, and a lieutenant-général in 1783.
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 DD 974 Comte De Grasse
The USS Comte De Grasse (DD 974) was decommissioned on June 5, 1998 a the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
The USS Comte de Grasse departed on its Mediterranean Deployment 2-92 on 6 May. This would be her last Mediterranean deployment during which she sailed with the USS SARATOGA (CV 60) Battle Group to the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Comte De Grasse's superior performance was again recognized in March of 1992 when she was awarded a second consecutive Battle Efficiency Award, representative of the best destroyer in Cruiser- Destroyer Group Eight.
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 The World Turned Upside Down - Comte de Grasse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
De Grasse was very popular with the British government— a factor that got him in more trouble back in France.
When de Grasse returned to Paris, he went through a nasty period of trying to clear his name with the French court and eventually did so, but fell out of favor with King Louis in the process.
In a strange way, it was probably better for de Grasse to have missed the French Revolution, for he was born aristocracy, and his mansion was burned to the ground.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / A Near Thing at Yorktown
De Grasse, whose fleet was anchored “promiscuously” in three lines, was seriously handicapped by the absence of 1,800 men and 90 officers, the best-drilled of his crews, whom he had sent up the bay in small boats to assist in the landings of Saint-Simon’s troops and to water the fleet.
De Grasse quickly gave the signal to prepare for action, and such was the celerity of the response that in spite of the absent officers and men, the fleet was ready to get under way in three-quarters of an hour.
De Grasse was neither; and Graves was well aware that another commander, Sir Charles Knowles, had been tried and narrowly acquitted for ordering a “General Chase” of an unbeaten Spanish fleet off Havana in 1748.
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 France in the Revolution - Chapter Nineteen
Francois Joseph de Grasse was born in 1723, in the chateau of Bar, on a property that had belonged to his ancestors for five hundred years.
The author of the first Journal, the Chevalier de Goussencourt, asserts that de Grasse obtained the command by his intrigues at court; the second diarist, an officer in the Naval Army in America, says that the count accepted the command reluctantly.
On May 28 he wrote saying that, as it was impossible for the fleet under the Comte de Barras to transport the French army to Chesapeake Bay, a movement against New York had been decided upon, in the hope of capturing the city or at least of relieving the situation in the southern states.
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 USS De Grasse AP 164
Admiral Comte de Grasse (1722-1788) commanded the French Fleet which defeated the British in the Battle off the Virginia Capes, 6 September 1781.
The first De Grasse (No. 1217), a yacht, was carried on the Navy List from July to November 1918.
The second De Grasse (AP-164) was launched 24 February 1943 as Nathaniel Wyeth by Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, Oreg., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs.
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 de Grasse
Alexandre-Francois Auguste, Marquis de Grasse, arrived in Charleston, South Carolina on August 14, 1793 aboard the ship "Thomas." Accompanying him on this voyage was his wife, daughters, four sisters, and stepmother.
While in Charleston, two of Augustus de Grasse’s daughters were baptized (one of who had been born in Santo Domingo), two of his sisters married, and two other sisters died.
January 10, de Grasse put a notice in the Times paper in Charleston informing the public that he has opened his new "Fencing Room" located at his house on Federal Street.
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De Grasse had once been de Barras's junior in the service and, under the 18th-century code of honor, de Barras could have refused to serve under de Grasse.
De Grasse, who knew that Washington and Rochambeau were on their way, knew that he had achieved his goal: with de Barras safely in the Chesapeake, Cornwallis was in the trap.
On the 17th, Washington and de Grasse dined on the Ville de Paris, and much to the amusement of the guests, the 6'2" de Grasse kept calling the 6'4" American "mon petit general." On September 28, the combined FrancoAmerican armies left Williamsburg for Yorktown; three weeks later, Cornwallis surrendered.
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 Destroyer Photo Index DD-974 USS COMTE DE GRASSE
May 1, 1986, Portsmouth Virginia, a port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) and the destroyer USS Comte DE Grasse (DD-974) undergoing overhaul.
January 14 1987 - Atlantic Ocean: the destroyer USS Deyo (DD-989), bottom, the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), center, and the destroyer USS Comte De Grasse (DD-974) underway.
USS Comte de Grasse (DD-974) as a target during SINKEX 2006.
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 Mémorial Amiral de Grasse, Musée de la Marine
The city of Grasse monument is located at the edge of a large plaza, near the large parfume museum and the Tourist Office.
In 1946, the French Navy launched the cruiser De Grasse, of which the town of Grasse is the sponsor.
In 1981, Grasse was celebrated as the equal to Rochambeau and La Fayette, for the bicentennial of Yorktown.
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 Battle of the Capes
In May 1781, Admiral Comte de Barras arrived in Newport, Rhode Island with the long-awaited news that a major French fleet would render assistance to the American cause in the late summer.
In mid-August, Admiral de Grasse sent word to George Washington that the French fleet would sail for service in Chesapeake Bay and be available for joint operations until mid-October.
De Grasse realized that conducting naval operations within the bay's confines would be difficult and sailed into the Atlantic waters off the Virginia coast.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1320.html   (628 words)

 Grasse, François Joseph Paul, comte de on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1781, in command of a French fleet sent to cooperate with the Continental forces in the American Revolution, he defeated a British naval force under Admiral Hood and captured Tobago.
After the Revolution was won, Admiral de Grasse was severely defeated (1782) by the British under Admiral Rodney in the West Indies.
Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy, the marquis de Lafayette's cartographer.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Grasse-F1.asp   (219 words)

 De Grasse
The second De Grasse (AP-164) was launched 24 February 1943 as Nathaniel J.
De Grasse sailed from Pearl Harbor 17 January 1945 to carry troops from Eniwetok, Guam, Saipan, and Majuro to Ulithi, staging point for the Okinawa operation.
De Grasse arrived off Okinawa 26 April and the following day landed men and supplies at le Shima.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/d2/de_grasse-ii.htm   (349 words)

 Fleet of de Grasse
Also, at the Azores, de Grasse's formation was joined temporarly by a squadron under de Barras.
De Grasse sailed on to the West Indies, where he took over 10 ships that had been under the command of Monteil [left there by Guichen].
De Grasse had been captain of a ship that had deployed in an earlier expedition, under comte d'Estaing, to North America in 1778 - 1779.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Battle of the Saintes, 12 April 1782: surrender of the Ville de Paris by Thomas Whitcombe, painted 1783, shows Samuel Hood's Barfleur, center, attacking the French flagship Ville de Paris, right.
The Battle of the Saintes was a victory of a British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney over a French fleet under the Comte de Grasse in the American Revolutionary War.
In 1782 the Comte de Grasse set out from Martinique with 30 ships of the line to capture the British possession of Jamaica.
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 EpistemeLinks: Amazon.com Search Results
Correspondence of General Washington and Comte de Grasse, 1781, August 17-November 4: With supplementary documents from the Washington papers in the Manuscripts...
Comte's philosophy of the sciences: Being an exposition of the principles of the Cours de philosophie positive of Auguste Comte
Catalogue of the libraries of the late Chevalier Bernardoni, and of the late Comte de Martin of Milan,: Comprising rare and curious works, chiefly in French...
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 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
François Joseph Paul marquis de Grasse Tilly de Grasse (1722 - January 1788) French sailor was born at Bar in the départment of the Alpes-Maritimes.
In 1734 he took service on the galleys the order of Malta and in 1740 entered the service France beingpromoted to chief of squadron In He took part in the naval operations the American War of Independence and distinguished himself in the battles Dominica and Saint Lucia (1780) and of Tobago (1781).
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 Le Bar-sur-Loup - Côte d'Azur
En effet, le 22 mars 1781, sur l'ordre de Louis XVI qui le nomme lieutenant général des armées navales, le comte de Grasse part de Brest avec une escadre pour aller au secours des américains, en lutte contre les anglais pour leur indépendance.
En dépit de l'opposition du roi, de Grasse provoque le procès de Lorient.
Usé, fatigué, l'Amiral de Grasse meurt à Paris, le 14 janvier 1788, son corps est inhumé en l'Eglise de Tilly, face à son château des Yvelines.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
USS Philippine Sea remained on station in the Adriatic Sea along with USS Comte De Grasse in support of Operation "Sharp Guard." The Mediterranean Amphibious Readiness Group and the Marine Expeditionary Unit had a chance to enjoy four Italian ports.
Comte De Grasse is named for ADM Francois Joseph Paul De Grasse, a French Admiral from the town of Grasse which is just miles from Villefranche.
USS Comte de Grasse always receives a warm welcome when in France and this visit was no exception.
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 Sea Power: Early decommissioning for two more spruances
The USS Comte de Gr-asse was decommissioned at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., on 5 June after almost 20 years of service.
The ship was the third named for French Adm. Francois Joseph Paul Comte de Grasse, victor of the Battle of the Virginia Capes that isolated the British forces at Yorktown during the American Revolution.
The Comte de Grasse conducted many extended deployments to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, and operated throughout the Atlantic.
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 SR-C-1801   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By 1763 Morin had organized his own 'Rite of Perfection' of 25 degrees in the British West Indies, and by 1767 this was taken to North America by his close associate Henry Francken, who established a Lodge of Perfection at Albany in New York and continued to propagate the Rite after Morin's death in 1771.
Francken in turn was succeeded by the Comte de Grasse-Tilly, who was ultimately responsible for adding the eight degrees that gave the Rite its present structure of 33 degrees.
Whenever it was compiled, the Grand Constitutions of 1786 formed the basis of the 'Mother Supreme Council 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite' that was formed on 31 May 1801 by Col. John Mitchell and the Revd.
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 De Grasse, François Joseph Paul, comte de on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 USS Comte de Grasse (DD-974) - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
USS Comte de Grasse (DD-974) - Open Encyclopedia
USS Comte de Grasse, named for Admiral Francois-Joseph Paul, Comte de Grasse (1722-1788), was a Spruance class destroyer built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula in Mississippi.
Comte de Grasse has been stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
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