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Thurot, FRANC0IS (1727-60), French sailor is remembered chiefly by his successful capture of Carrickfergus in June, 1760. He had previously rendered effective service to France as a privateer, and was offered an important command in its navy with instructions to make a descent on the coast of Great Britain or Ireland. He accepted the command, and Carrickfergus in County Antrim fell into his hands. On his way home, however, he was met by an English squadron, and was killed in the engagement which followed.