Godfrey

14251
Nominal GunsUnknown
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1771ref:300
First Commissioned1770
How acquiredPurpose builtref:300
ShipyardLimehouse - London
ConstructorEdward Greaves
CategoryMerchant
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured9.8.1780EICIB
BecomesSpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Santa Paula' (1780) (34)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:300
Burthen716Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck136' 6 ½"Imperial Feet41.4655 
Length of Keel109' 7 ½"Imperial Feet33.2359 
Breadth35' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Burthen729Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1771 - 1773William MacKenzie Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR
1774 - 1780/08/09William Godfrey Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1771 - 3.3.1780Captain (HEIC)Francis ReedIORMARc.7.1780 - 9.8.1780Captain (HEIC)Henry GrueberIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Greaves, launched 1771, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 136ft 6½in, keel 109ft 7½in, breadth 35ft 4½in, hold 14ft 5in, wing transom 22ft 10½in, port cell 24ft 2in, between decks 6ft, 729 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 William Mackenzie

2-4 William Godfrey.

Voyages:

(1) 1770/1 Bombay. Capt Francis Reed. Portsmouth 29 Apr 1771 - 12 Sep St Augustine's Bay - 2 Jan 1772 Colombo - 28 Jan Tellicherry - 26 Feb Bombay - 11 May Tellicherry - 17 Jul St Augustine's Bay - 20 Sep St Helena - 12 Dec Downs.

(2) 1774/5 Madras and Bengal. Capt Francis Reed. Portsmouth 23 Mar 1775 - 22 Jul Madagascar - 17 Sep Madras - 9 Nov Ingeli - left Bengal 1 Feb 1776 - 17 May St Helena - 17 Aug Downs.

(3) 1777/8 Madras and Bengal. Capt Francis Reed. Plymouth 9 Feb 1778 - 21 Feb Madeira - 7 Jul St Augustine's Bay - 27 Aug Madras - 27 Sep Kedgeree - 16 Mar 1779 Madras - 25 Jul St Augustine's Bay - 8 Oct St Helena - 12 Jan 1780 Downs.

(4) 1779/80 Bombay. Capt Henry Grueber. Portsmouth 27 Jul 1780 - captured 9 Aug (with the Gatton, Hillsborough, Mountstuart and Royal George) by the combined Franco-Spanish fleet in 36°28'N 15°20'W.



 

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