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Digby Dent (3)

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Officer of the British Navy

Sir Digby Dent

 

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Father's NameCotton Dent
Mother's Name
Date of Death7 November 1786
Place of DeathFareham

 

Naval Service Details

Midshipman

DateShipNotes

 

Lieutenant

DateShipNotes
1758In the East IndiesB051

 

Commander

DateShipNotes

 

Captain

DateShipNotes
7 July 1758QueenboroughPromoted and took command in the East IndiesB051
1758SalisburyPrior to the Battle of Pondicherry?B051
1761FalmouthTransferedB051
1762Returned to Europe on board a Dutch East IndiamanB051
1764Deal CastleOrdered to CadizB051
1765Deal CastlePaid off on return to EngandB051
1768BoreasB051
1770BoreasThe ship was paid off and broken upB051
1770DolphinB051
1772DolphinPaid offB051
1775ArathusaStationed in the DownsB051
1778Princess AmeliaAs flag captain to Admiral PyeB051
1778VigilantIn the squadron commanded by Sir Joshua Rowley in the West IndiesB051
Royal OakOrdered home to EnglandB051
30 August 1780RaisonnableIn the Americas, returning the ship to England
16 December 1780RepulseIn the home fleet under Admiral George DarbyB051
1781CumberlandOrdered to the East Indies in the squadron of Commodore Sir Richard Bickerton, but quit the ship prior to departureB051

 

Rear-Admiral - Superannuated List

DateNotes
24 September 1786Promoted

 

Other Details

8th may 1778He was knighted by the KingB051

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
3 August 1758Battle of NegapatamB051
10 September 1759Battle of PondicherryB051

 

Notes

 

Sources

B051Biographia NavalisJohn Charnock

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