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Digby Dent


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1710ADM 107/3
First Known Service20.10.1726CSORN
Father
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1737
B051
Wife
Sophia Pitt DrakeBritish
Other
ODNB
Nephew
Sir Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
ref:676
Brother
Cotton DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1752
ref:676
Last Known Service12.1758CSORN
Date of Death5.6.1761CSORN
Will Probated9.7.1761, PROB 11/867/115

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.1.1733/34 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/227RNLPC
2.3.1733/34 LieutenantCSORN
6.8.1737 CommanderCSORN
6.8.17378.6.1738
Drake (8) 1729-1740
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/92
BWAS-1714
9.6.1738 CaptainCSORN
9.6.173811.8.1738
Kinsale (40) 1724-1741
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/65
Confirmed 8.6.1742
B051
11.8.17381.5.1741
Hampton Court (70) 1709-1741
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
21.11.1739 Attack on Puerto Bello 
2.5.174119.11.1741
Tilbury (60) 1733-1742
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/163
Confirmed 29.3.1743
B051
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
20.11.174115.7.1742
Jersey (60) 1736-1783
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/163
Confirmed 29.3.1743
ADM 6/16
8.9.17423.4.1743
Looe (44) 1741-1744
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/96
ADM 6/16
4.4.174318.9.1743
Shrewsbury (80) 1713-1750
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/166
BWAS-1603
19.9.174311.12.1743
Boyne (80) 1739-1763
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/220
ADM 6/16
20.12.174327.7.1748
Plymouth (60) 1722-1764
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251
ADM 6/16
3.8.1746 Action of August 3 1746 
1747 Commodore of a small squadron on the Jamaica stationB051
1747 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
25.3.1747 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action of March 25 1747 
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
1756 Appointed extra commissioner of the NavyB051
24.6.175629.12.1756Appointed Comptroller of the NavyOHMB7
1758 Tried by court martial for not forcing the boom at St. Jago de Cuba in April and was honorably acquitedB051


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