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Richard Dalling Dunn


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service17.11.1790CSORN
Last Known Service28.1.1791CSORN
Date of Death6.1813BWAS-1793

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
22.11.179028.1.1791
Conqueror (74) 1773-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
29.1.1791 
Fortune (16) 1780-1797
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant ADM 6/24/105
ADM 6/24
24.12.1798 CommanderCSORN
24.12.17985.1799
Aurore (32) 1793-1803
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.179929.1.1801
Incendiary (8) 1782-1801
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
1801 
Fairy (14) 1778-1811
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
29.10.1801 CaptainCSORN
29.10.180111.1801
Southampton (32) 1757-1812
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
180212.1803
Leviathan (74) 1790-1848
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1.18041806
Hercule (74) 1798-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
9.18045.1805
Formidable (98) 1777-1813
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
5.18059.1806
Acasta (40) 1797-1821
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
8.18061808
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
19.2.180720.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles 
1.3.18073.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles 
8.18109.1812
Armide (38) 1806-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
27.9.1810 Action of 1810-09-27 
9.18126.1813
Dublin (74) 1812-1885
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793


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Posted by Ted Robbens on Sunday 29th of August 2021 09:17

Star (London) - Friday 25 June 1813. Richard Dalling Dunn died at his house in Stonehouse 11 June 1813 from cancer of the throat. Buried in Templer family vault. His father-in-law, James Templer of Stover, died within days. Very sad time for Dunn's wife Charlotte. Dunn's brother was Col James Dunn of the East India Company (died 1816). You need to read the wills of both Richard and James (available on Nat Archive as downloads) to confirm this. There were two sister also mentioned in both wills but lack of first names makes this difficult to follow up.


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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