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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|
|1704/01/08||Daniel Garratt||ADM 6/8|
|1716||1716/08/02||Robert Frost (d.bef.1727/28)||ADM 6/12|
|1716/08/03||1720/02/19||Ambrose Wareham (d.bef.1722)||ADM 6/12|
|1720/02/20||1727/08/24||Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/12/196||ADM 6/12|
|1727/08/25||1734/09/30||Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/13/158|
|1734/10/01||1735/07/07||George Rosbee ADM 6/14/195||ADM 6/14|
|1735/07/08||1743/02/01||Philip Parris ADM 6/14/216||ADM 6/14|
|1743/02/02||1744/04/25||Curtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/144||ADM 6/16|
|1744/05/26||1747/01/01||Edward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/16/302||ADM 6/16|
|1747/01/01||1747/08/11||John Broome (d.bef.1755) ADM 6/17/185||ADM 6/17|
|1747/08/11||1748/09/20||Thomas Barnard (d.bef.1748) ADM 6/17/257||ADM 6/17|
|1748/09/20||1755/04/11||John Robins (d.1755) ADM 6/17/384|
11.4.1755 Dismissed for neglect of duty.
|1755/04/11||Benjamin Hall ADM 6/18/154||ADM 6/18|
|1756/04/06||1767/04/29||Amos Hatcher (d.bef.1767) ADM 6/18/251||ADM 6/18|
|1767/04/29||1776/02/29||Magnus Falconer (d.bef.1785) ADM 6/20/167||ADM 6/20|
|1776/02/29||Peter Robinson ADM 6/21/164||ADM 6/21|
|1790/04/14||James Smith ADM 6/24/23||ADM 6/24|