Duke of Dorset

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


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW024
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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