Ronarc'h, Pierre Alexis

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Ronarc'h, Pierre Alexis Gender: M
Pierre Alexis Marie Antoine Ronarc'h
born on 22 November 1865 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Quimper, France, 48n0, 4w06
Timezone LMT m4w06 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°23' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°52 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 03°12'

Pierre Alexis Ronarc'h (1917)


French sailor and general, notable for commanding the French Brigade de fusiliers marins at the Battle of the Yser in 1914 during the First World War. Between 1915 and 1919 he was in command of the naval forces between Nieuwpoort (Belgium) and Antifer (north of Le Havre), called the Zone des Armées du Nord (ZAN). Based in Dunkirk, his mission was to keep German Navy ships and submarines out of the Dover Channel, in close collaboration with the British Dover Patrol.

In May 1919, the ZAN was dissolved and Ronarc'h became Chief of Staff of the French Navy, a post he held until 1 February 1920, when he was replaced by Henri Salaun.

He died on 1 April 1940 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'marins h-z' pdf file, p. 145.


  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Battle of the Yser)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Naval general)