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John Ordronaux

Born: Dec 16, 1778

Death: Aug 24, 1841

Birthplace: Nantes

Nationality: France

John Ordronaux

Date of Birth : Dec 16, 1778
Date of Death : Aug 24, 1841
Birth Place : Nantes

John Ordronaux was one of the most successful privateers of the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. During the war he commanded two ships, Marengo, then Prince de Neufchatel. With these he captured or destroyed about thirty British merchant ships, outran about seventeen British warships and brought back goods to the USA worth between $250,000 and $300,000.

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