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Pierre César Charles de Sercey
Military Person, Person, Deceased Person

Pierre César Charles de Sercey was a French admiral, most notable for commanding French naval forces in the Indian Ocean from 1796 to 1800. His name is engraved on the Arc de triomphe.

Action of 8 September 1796

The Action of 8 September 1796 took place in the Indian Ocean, when a French frigate squadron under contre-amiral Pierre César Charles de Sercey encountered two British 74-gun ships of the line. Under orders to avoid doubtful encounters, Sercey...