Alnwick Castle

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Nominal Guns38W1812P
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired13.11.1801W1812P
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall W1812P
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)W1812P
CategoryMerchantW1812P
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up1816W1812P

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW024
Length of Gundeck165' 7 ½"Imperial Feet50.3047 
Length of Keel133' 11 ½"Imperial Feet40.5511 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1256Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW1812P
Burthen1311Tons BM 

Armament


4.1.1813Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.097 kg)W1812P
Gun Deck38 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.1813135 W1812P

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1802 - 1803CaptainCharles Elton PrescottW0241805CaptainAlbert GledstanesW0241806 - 1809CaptainCharles Elton PrescottW0241810 - 1816CaptainPeter RollandW024

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1.1813Issued with a Letter of Marque which cna be viewed hereW1812P


Notes on Ship


JournalIORMAR

Built by Perry, launched 1802, 3 decks, 5in bottom, length 165ft 7½in, keep 133ft 11½in, breadth 42ft, hold 17ft, wing transom 25ft 10½in, port cell 29ft 4in, waist 3ft 10in, between decks 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 6in, ports 14 middle & 13 upper, deck range 96ft 4in, 1256 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: John Locke.

Voyages:

(1) 1801/2 Madras and China. Capt Charles Elton Prescott. Portsmouth 25 Feb 1802 - 15 Jun Madras - 1 Aug Penang - 25 Aug Malacca - 14 Sep Whampoa - 21 Nov Second Bar - 25 Feb 1803 St Helena - 25 Apr Long Reach.

(2) 1803/4 China. Capt Albert Gledstanes. Portsmouth 9 Jun 1804 - 17 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 14 Jan 1805 Whampoa - 15 Feb Second Bar - 21 Mar Malacca - 30 Jun St Helena - 16 Sep Long Reach.

(3) 1805/6 Madras and China. Capt Charles Elton Prescott. Portsmouth 4 Mar 1806 - 29 Jun Madras - 15 Aug Penang - 8 Sep Malacca - 18 Oct Whampoa - 7 Dec Second Bar - 23 Jan 1807 Penang - 18 Apr St Helena - 5 Jul Long Reach.

(4) 1807/8 Madras and China. Capt Charles Elton Prescott. Portsmouth 5 Mar 1808 - 25 Jun Madras - 1 Aug Penang - 29 Aug Malacca - 6 Oct Whampoa - 2 Feb 1809 Second Bar - 28 Feb Lintin - 30 Mar Penang - 7 Jul St Helena - 14 Sep Long Reach.

(5) 1809/10 China. Capt Peter Rolland. Portsmouth 28 Apr 1810 - 5 Sep Penang - 25 Sep Malacca - 11 Nov Manila - 11 Dec Whampoa - 21 Mar 1811 Macao - 11 Jul St Helena - 30 Sep Long Reach.

(6) 1811/2 China. Capt Peter Rolland. Portsmouth 25 Mar 1812 - 24 Apr Funchal - 10 Aug Batavia - 20 Sep Whampoa - 4 Dec Second Bar - 28 Mar 1813 St Helena - 8 Jun Long Reach.

(7) 1814/5 China. Capt Peter Rolland. Downs 27 Apr 1815 - 25 Sep Whampoa 14 Jan 1816 - 23 Mar St Helena - 15 May Long Reach.


OwnerW024
John Locke from 1801 to 1816

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W1812PWar of 1812: PrivateersMichael DunWeb Site
W024East India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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