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Nominal Guns26EICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
First Commissioned16.12.1758EICS
Home PortLondon - Thames EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall - London EICS
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1713-1771
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
French Sixth Rate flûte 'L'Ajax' (1761) (24) 1761-1762
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Flûte


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Keel107' 3"Imperial Feet32.6245 
Breadth33' 10"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Burthen655Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 


16.12.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns


1759/02/10 - 1761/03/06
Sir Charles Raymond (1st Baronet)British
Ship Owner
Merchant Sailor
Service 1735-1789
Sherman GodfreyBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1756-1761
Charles BoehmBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1756-1761
Andrew MoffettBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1758-1761
William Belchier British
Ship Owner
Service 1756-1761
Robert ScottBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1758-1761

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1759106 EICS
10.2.175999 HCA26

1 Ship Commander

12.1758 - 6.3.1761Captain (HEIC)
George LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1761

Service History

10.2.1759Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26
6.3.1761Taken by
Le Protée (64) 1748-1771
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
near Plymouth on his return from Madras

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/10/165 1759 February 10

Commander: George Lindsey.

Ship: Ajax.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Charles Raymond, Sherman Godfrey, William Briant, Robert Scott, Charles Boehm, John ?Pexsax, earl of Lauderdale, Lawrence Dundass, Andrew Moffett, George Freeman, William Belchier and John Croucher of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Patrick Maitland.

Gunner: David Kinnier.

Boatswain: John Denison.

Carpenter: Thomas Cole.

Surgeon: Charles Greenhill.

Cook: John Carpenter.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 166


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