Digby Dent


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1710ADM107/3
First Known Service20.10.1726CSORN
FatherDigby Dent (d.1737)B051
WifeSophia Pitt Drake (d.1767)ODNB
NephewSir Digby Dent (1739-1817)ref:676
BrotherCotton Dent (d.1761)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 ExaminationRNLPC
2.3.1733/34 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/171CSORN
6.8.1737 Commander ADM 6/15/92CSORN
6.8.17378.6.1738Drake (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/92BWAS-1714
9.6.1738 Captain ADM 6/16/65CSORN
9.6.173811.8.1738Kinsale (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/65
Commission confirmed 8.6.1742
B051
11.8.17381.5.1741Hampton Court (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.11.1739 Attack on Puerto Bello 
2.5.174119.11.1741Tilbury (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/163
Commission confirmed 29.3.1743
B051
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
20.11.174115.7.1742Jersey (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/163
Commission confirmed 29.3.1743
ADM 6/16
8.9.17423.4.1743Looe (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/96ADM 6/16
4.4.174318.9.1743Shrewsbury (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1603
19.9.174311.12.1743Boyne (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/220ADM 6/16
20.12.174328.7.1748Plymouth (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251ADM 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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
OHMB7Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832J.M. CollingeWeb Site

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