Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

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Grammont
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Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

Post by Grammont » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:09 pm

The Royal Navy ship Carlisle blew up off the Downs on 1700/09/19 and there were no survivors. The captain at this date is shown to be Francis Dove, but he captained numerous ships after this date so obviously wasn't killed. Was he just not on board when the explosion took place?

Cy
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Re: Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

Post by Cy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:03 pm

I don't know the details, but clearly not lost with the ship. He was court martialed and acquited for the loss on 27 September 1700.
ADM 1/5261/157

Several sources refer to him being ashore at the time of the explosion, while all those on board perished.
OK, it was me, probably!

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Re: Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

Post by Grammont » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:32 pm

It appears that Dove and four other commanding officers were court-martialed after the Battle of Malaga for their actions during the battle and they were all acquitted.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1= ... 35;num=187

The TNA catalogue unfortunately doesn't list courts martai individually for 1705

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