- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Monday, March 06, 2006
English Captain: Richard Dickinson
Richardson Dickinson served in the Restoration navy. In 1665, he was Second Lieutenant on the 2nd Rate Swiftsure. In 1667, he was appointed to command the Joseph fireship. In 1668, the Duke of York appointed him as Second Lieutenant of the Rupert. In 1671, he was Lieutenant of the Dreadnought. In 1672, he was second Lieutenant of the Royal Katherine. Later in 1672, he was Second Captain of the Charles ("Charles the 2nd"). On 12 September 1674, the King appointed him to command the Hunter. On 12 April 1678, the King appointed him to command the Woolwich. On 17 April 1680, the Commissionerss appointed him to command the Diamond. In 1682, he was appointed to command the Tiger prize. Finally, on 23 March 1685 (they called it 1684, in the old style), the King appointed him to command the Oxford. Sources: