Duke of Dorset

Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1760HCA26


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen625Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 


6.10.1758Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns


1758/10/06 - 1758Mathew Featherstone, John HydeHCA26

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
174799 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer

1758 - 1760Captain (HEIC)Bernard ForresterHCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/10/73 1758 October 6

Commander: Bernard Forrester.

Ship: Duke of Dorset.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Sir Mathew Featherstonhaugh, John Hyde, John Small, Thomas Rawlinson and John Chace of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Allen.

Gunner: Francis Nicolo.

Boatswain: John Hodges.

Carpenter: John Hickes.

Surgeon: John Campbell.

Cook: John Roberts.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 74.

Note that the Boscawen received a similar commission.


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Posted by mmitchell on Sunday 18th of November 2018 16:57

crew member James Melone of Beckenham last Will And testament dated 1742 on record probate court of Canterbury, mentions share in a spanish prize ship, will written on board in China. Quartermasters name mentioned.Edward King. Capt Thomas Gilbert

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