Earl of Abergavenny

Nominal Guns26BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Keel Laid Down8.3.1788ref:390
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardHarwich - Essex ref:390
ConstructorJoseph Grahamref:390
Ship TypeEast Indiaman BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Bought by the Navy9.3.1795BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Abergavenny' (1795) (54)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 6"Imperial Feet39.9337 
Breadth41' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,182 9394Tons BM 


1789/08/24 - 1795William DentIORMAR

1 Commanding Officer

1.12.1789 - 13.2.1795Captain (HEIC)John WordsworthIORMAR

Notes on Ship


Built by Graham, launched 1789, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 162ft 6½in, keel 131ft 6in, breadth 41ft 1½in, hold 17ft, wing transom 25ft 7in, port cell 29ft, waist 3ft 8in, between decks 6ft 4½in & 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 5in, ports 14 middle & upper, 26 guns, 1182 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: William Dent.


(1) 1789/90 Bengal and China. Capt John Wordsworth. Downs 30 Jan 1790 - 5 Jun Bombay - 25 Aug Penang - 3 Oct Whampoa - 4 Feb 1791 Second Bar - 1 Jul St Helena - 17 Aug Downs.

(2) 1792/3 China. Capt John Wordsworth. Portsmouth 22 May 1793 - 11 Nov Manila - 20 Dec Whampoa - 1 Feb 1794 Second Bar - 18 Jun St Helena - 7 Sep Downs.


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