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Digby Dent
Died 1737
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Commodore
Commands held HMS Lynn
HMS Ruby
HMS Launceston
HMS Lennox
HMS Captain
HMS Dunkirk
Jamaica Station

Commodore Digby Dent (died 1737) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Dent was promoted to post captain in October 1715 on appointment to the command of the fifth-rate HMS Lynn.[1] He transferred to the command of the fourth-rate HMS Mermaid in 1720, of the fifth-rate HMS Launceston in 1722 and of the third-rate HMS Lennox in 1726.[1] He went on to take the command of the third-rate HMS Captain in 1731 and of the fourth-rate HMS Dunkirk in 1735.[1]

Dent served briefly as Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station, with his broad pennant in the second-rate HMS Shrewsbury, from 1736 until his death in 1737.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Digby Dent". Three Decks. http://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_crewman&id=739. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. Cundall, p. xx

Sources[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Chaloner Ogle
Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station
1736–1737
Succeeded by
Sir Chaloner Ogle

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