Richard Dalling Dunn

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service17.11.1790CSORN
Last Known Service6.1813CSORN
Date of Death6.1813BWAS-1793

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
24.12.1798 CommanderCSORN
24.12.17985.1799Aurore (32), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.179929.1.1801Incendiary (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1801 Fairy (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.10.1801 CaptainCSORN
29.10.180111.1801Southampton (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
180212.1803Leviathan (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.18041806Hercule (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
9.18045.1805Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.18059.1806Acasta (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
8.18061808Royal George (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
19.2.180720.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles 
1.3.18073.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles 
8.18109.1812Armide (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.9.1810 Action of 1810-09-27 
9.18126.1813Dublin (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793

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Posted by Geoff Ayres on Sunday 6th of May 2012 19:39

Dalling or Dauling Dunn, of Teigngrace Devon & St Margarets Westminster.
Married at Teigngrace 4 Feb 1811 to Charlotte Frances Templer.
Dunn Bay in Australia is named after him.
Flag Captain to Admiral Duckworth.
Last command HMS Dublin, a brand new 78 gun ship of the line (launched 13 Feb 1812)
Previously- Fairy, Thalia 36? Incendiary 14 (28), Armide 38, Southampton 32, Leviathan74, Hibernia 120, L'Hercule 74, Acasta 40, Royal George 100, Formidable 90.
Court Martial after capture of Incendiary 28, but acquitted (only carrying 14 guns).
His memorial carries arms of John Dun of Perth, granted ab.1803.
Born in 1767, he entered the Navy on 9 December 1779, as a Supernumerary, on board the Sybil.
Midshipman or Master's Mate on 26 September 1781.
Examination on 1 October 1788, at Somerset House, Westminster
Died at Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon 11 June 1813.
Buried at Teigngrace 24 June 1813, memorial in church.

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