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An officer in the royal dock-yards, appointed to hasten, and. assist at, the fitting-out or dismantling, removing or securing vessels of war, &c. at the port where he resides. He is particularly to observe, that his Majesty's ships are securely moored; and for this purpose he is expected frequently to review the moorings which are sunk in the harbour, and observe that they are kept in proper repair to be always ready when occasion requires. It is also his duty to visit all the ships in ordinary, and see that they are frequently cleaned and kept in order; and to attend at the general musters in the dock-yards, taking care that all the officers, artificers, and labourers, registered in the navy-books, are present at their duty.
|Date from||Date to||Holder||Source|
|1702||1702/02/05||William Wright (d.1735)||ADM 6/7|
|1702/02/09||1703/05/13||Thomas Jennings (d.1723)||ADM 6/7|
|1703/04||1705/02/07||Thomas Harlow (d.1741)||ref:1059|
|1705/01/22||Richard Clarke ADM 6/8/145||ADM 6/8|
|1706/12/18||1707||John Knapp||ADM 6/9|
|1712/05/21||1720/02|| Thomas Harlow (d.1741)|
Resigned about February 1720.
|1720/02/17||1727/08/24||Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) ADM 6/12/195||ADM 6/12|
|1727/08/25||1739/01/06||Walter Lunn (d.1738/39) ADM 6/13/157||ADM 6/13|
|1739/01/06||1744/11/24||John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/15/156||ADM 6/15|
|1744/11/24||Piercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/16/392||ADM 6/16|
|1744/12/01||1747/08/05||Richard Dennis (d.bef.1747) ADM 6/16/396||ADM 6/16|
|1747/08/05||John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/17/255||ADM 6/17|
|1755/04/19||1770/11/16|| Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/18/157|
|1770/11/16||1776/10/06||Thomas Cosway (d.1776) ADM 6/20/316||ADM 6/20|
|1776/10/09||Roger Gastrill (d.1783) ADM 6/21/218||ADM 6/21|
|1786||1791||Benjamin Hunter (d.1791)||ref:567|