Digby Dent

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1702CSORN
SonDigby Dent (1710-1761)B051
SonCotton Dent (d.1761)ref:676
GrandsonSir Digby Dent (1739-1817)ref:676
Last Known Service5.8.1737CSORN
Date of Death19.8.1737CSORN
Will Probated7.10.1737, PROB 11/685/245

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1702 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
10.4.1703 Lieutenant ADM 6/7/118ADM 6/7
10.4.170324.9.1703Britannia (100), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/7/118ADM 6/7
25.9.170313.7.1704Cornwall (80), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/16ADM 6/8
14.7.170416.8.1704Defiance (64), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8
17.8.170423.11.1704Elizabeth (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/90ADM 6/8
23.11.1704 Action of 1704-11-23 
17.10.17056.3.1706/7Chatham (54), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/197ADM 6/8
17.3.1706/724.8.1709Rupert (64), First Lieutenant ADM 6/9/183
Commission confirmed 9.9.1707
ADM 6/9
25.8.1709 Commander ADM 6/10/85ADM 6/10
25.8.17096.2.1714/15Shoreham Prize (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/10/85BWAS-1603
7.2.1714/1520.9.1715Swift (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/25BWAS-1603
5.10.1715 Captain ADM 6/12/53CSORN
5.10.171516.7.1719Lynn (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/53B051
17.7.171928.10.1722Mermaid (36), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 20.7.1719 ADM 6/12/175BWAS-1603
28.10.17221.7.1725Launceston (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/91
Commission confirmed 10.8.1725
24.11.17266.6.1729Lennox (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/125BWAS-1714
8.7.17302.7.1731Princess Louisa (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/54ADM 6/14
3.7.17317.11.1734Captain (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/84B051
8.11.17345.8.1737Dunkirk (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/197BWAS-1714
13.12.173419.8.1737Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/14/199HJ-DB


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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