Gatton

14243
Nominal GunsUnknown
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1771ref:300
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryMerchant
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured9.8.1780EICIB
BecomesSpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Colón' (1780) (30)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:300
Burthen758Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck138' 11 ½"Imperial Feet42.0751 
Length of Keel111' 5"Imperial Feet33.8443 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold14' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen778Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1771 - 1780/08/09George Willson Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.12.1771 - 14.2.1776Captain (HEIC)William MoneyIORMAR15.12.1777 - 9.8.1780Captain (HEIC)Charles ChisholmeIORMAR

3 Deck Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.12.1771 - 3.7.1773Second MateWilliam HaffeyIORMAR30.1.1775 - 14.2.1776Chief MateCharles ChisholmeIORMAR15.12.1777 - 4.3.1780Fourth MateGeorge HayIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
26.3.1775Sailed from Deal


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1771, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 138ft 11½in, keel 111ft 5in, breadth 36ft 3in, hold 14ft 4½in, wing transom 23ft 2½in, port cell 24ft 4in, between decks 6ft, 778 tons.

Principal Managing Owner:

George Willson.

Voyages:

(1) 1771/2 China. Capt William Money. Portsmouth 8 Feb 1772 - 10 Jul Batavia - 14 Aug Whampoa - 2 Dec Second Bar - 11 Mar 1773 St Helena - 27 May Downs.

(2) 1774/5 Bombay. Capt William Money. Portsmouth 20 Apr 1775 - 10 May Madeira - 26 Aug Cape - 20 Nov Colombo - 28 Nov Anjengo - 9 Dec Tellicherry - 17 Dec Mangalore - 10 Jan 1776 Bombay - 14 Oct 1777 Downs.

(3) 1777/8 Madras and Bengal. Capt Charles Chisholme. Portsmouth 27 Apr 1778 - 26 May Madeira - 24 Aug Cape - 9 Dec Kedgeree - 9 Feb 1779 Barrabulla - 8 Apr Madras - 28 Jul Cape - 3 Sep St Helena - 22 Jan 1780 Deptford.

(4) 1779/80 St Helena and Benkulen. Capt James Rattray. Portsmouth 27 Jul 1780 - 9 Aug captured, with the Godfrey, Hillsborough, Mountstuart and Royal George, by the combined Franco-Spanish fleet in 36°28'N & 15°20'W.


Sources
Source for sailing of 26th March 1775

 

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