Astell

14688
Nominal Guns26EICS
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorEast India Company
Launched9.12.1809EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardKing and Queen Dock - Rotherhithe EICS
ConstructorPeter Everitt Mestaer (d.1819)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Broken Up1831EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Gundeck146' 9"Imperial Feet44.5058 
Length of Keel118' 11 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold14' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen820Tons BM 

Armament


2.1810Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)W1812P
Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder

17.2.1813Broadside Weight = 258 Imperial Pound ( 117.003 kg)W1812P
Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade

18.2.1814Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)W1812P
Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1809/12/09 - 1821George GoochEICS
1821 - 1831Stewart Marjoribanks (1774-1863)EICS

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1810110 W1812P
1.1812105 W1812P
2.1814105 W1812P

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1810 - 3.7.1810Captain (HEIC)Robert HayEICS1812 - 1813Captain (HEIC)James HayEICS1814 - 1815Captain (HEIC)William Henry HardymanW1812P1816 - 1821Captain (HEIC)Francis CreswellEICS1822 - 1823Captain (HEIC)Thomas Wedlock AldhamEICS1824 - 1828Captain (HEIC)John LevyEICS1830 - 1831Captain (HEIC)John LawrenceEICS

Service History


DateEventSource
13.2.1810Issued with a Letter-of-MarqueW1812P
3.7.1810Action of 1810-07-03
17.2.1813Issued with a Letter of Marque which can be viewed hereW1812P
18.2.1814Issued with a Letter of Marque which can be viewed hereW1812P


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Mestaer, launched 1809, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 146ft 9in, keel 118ft 11½in, breadth 36ft, hold 14ft 9½in, wing transom 24ft 9in, port cell 26ft 8in, waist 1ft 3in, between decks 6ft 2in & 6ft 3½in, roundhouse 6ft 3½in, ports 13 middle & 12 upper, deck range 82ft 6in, 26 guns, 100 crew, 820 tons.

Principal Managing Owners: 1-6 George Gooch, 7-10 Stewart Marjoribanks.

Voyages:

(1) 1809/10 Madras and Bengal. Capt Robert Hay. Portsmouth 14 Mar 1810 - 22 May Cape - 2 Aug Madras - 28 Sep Kedgeree - 7 Oct Kidderpore - 22 Jan 1811 Culpee - 17 Jun St Helena - 6 Sep Blackwall. 4 Jul 1810 attacked by three French ships, captain wounded.

(2) 1811/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt James Hay. Portsmouth 10 Mar 1812 - 21 Jun Johanna - 18 Jul Madras - 4 Aug Diamond Harbour - 13 Oct Kedgeree - 10 Feb 1813 St Helena - 28 May Blackwall.

(3) 1813/4 Madras and Bengal. Capt William Henry Hardyman. Portsmouth 22 Feb 1814 - 6 Jun Johanna - 4 Jul Madras - 30 Jul Diamond Harbour - 15 Oct Saugor - 27 Mar 1815 Cape - 24 Apr St Helena - 29 Jun Blackwall.

(4) 1815/6 Ceylon and Bengal. Capt Francis Creswell. Downs 16 May 1816 - 24 Aug Colombo - 16 Sep New Anchorage 24 Feb 1817 - 29 May St Helena - 1 Aug Blackwall.

(5) 1817/8 Madras and Bengal. Capt Francis Creswell. Downs 26 Apr 1818 - 18 Aug Madras - 31 Aug Diamond Harbour - 20 Nov New Anchorage - 26 Mar 1819 St Helena - 8 Jun Blackwall.

(6) 1819/20 Bengal and China. Capt Francis Creswell. Downs 14 Jan 1820 - 2 Jun New Anchorage - 8 Aug Saugor - 26 Sep Whampoa - 27 Jan 1821 Second Bar - 7 Apr St Helena - 30 May Blackwall.

(7) 1821/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas W Aldham. Downs 22 May 1822 - 23 Sep Madras - 13 Oct Diamond Harbour - 20 Dec Madras - 31 Mar 1923 St Helena - 26 May Blackwall.

(8) 1823/4 Bengal. Capt John Levy. Falmouth 27 Jun 1824 - 21 Jul Santa Cruz - 9 Nov Diamond Harbour - 14 Jan 1825 Vizagapatam - 23 Jan Madras - 23 Apr St Helena - 23 Jun Downs.

(9) 1826/7 China and Halifax. Capt John Levy. Downs 12 Jun 1827 - 16 Nov Whampoa - 20 Jan 1828 Macao - 15 Apr St Helena - 10 Jun Halifax - 9 Sep Downs.

(10) 1829/30 China. Capt John Lawrence. Downs 25 Apr 1830 - 7 Sep Macao - 12 Sep Hong Kong - 19 Sep Whampoa 31 Dec - 19 Mar 1831 St Helena - 6 Jun Blackwall.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
W1812PWar of 1812: PrivateersMichael DunWeb Site
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Alan Cohen on Sunday 7th of October 2012 11:27

Astell's captain 1830-31 was not Daniel Lawrence but John Laurence, who was actually John Levy who had changed his name to inherit a bequest.

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