Ganges

19439
Nominal Guns30W1812P
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched13.2.1797W1812P
First Commissioned1797W1812P
How acquiredPurpose builtW1812P
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall W1812P
ConstructorJohn Wells (1761-1848)W1812P
CategoryMerchantW1812P
Ship TypeEast Indiaman W1812P
Sailing RigShip RiggedW1812P
Foundered29.5.1807W1812P

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW1812P
Burthen1,549Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck181' 6"Imperial Feet55.1707 
Length of Keel148' 8"Imperial Feet45.1146 
Breadth43' 7"Imperial Feet13.1657 
Depth in Hold17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,502Tons BM 

Armament


3.1797Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)W1812P
Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder

1799Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck36 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1797 - 1807/05/29William Moffat Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1797140 W1812P
12.1799135 W1812P
6.1803145 W1812P
2.1805135 W1812P

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1797 - 13.5.1799Captain (HEIC)Joseph GarnaultIORMAR29.10.1799 - 16.11.1802Captain (HEIC)Alexander GrayIORMAR8.3.1803 - 4.10.1804Captain (HEIC)William MoffatIORMAR14.1.1805 - 29.5.1807Captain (HEIC)Thomas Talbot HarringtonIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
24.3.1797Issued with a Letter-of-MarqueW1812P
4.12.1799Issued with a Letter-of-MarqueW1812P
24.6.1803Issued with a Letter-of-MarqueW1812P
14.2.1804Battle of Pulo Aura
23.2.1805Issued with a Letter-of-MarqueW1812P


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1797, 3 decks, 5in bottom, length 181ft 6in, keel 148ft 8in, breadth 43ft 7in, hold 17ft 7in, wing transom 26ft 9in, port cell 29ft 9½in, waist 4ft 1in, between decks 6ft 6½in & 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 7½in, ports 18 middle & 14 upper, deck range 108ft, 1502 tons.

Principal Managing Owner:

William Moffat.

Voyages:

(1) 1796/7 St Helena, Benkulen and China. Capt Joseph Garnault. Portsmouth 5 Jun 1797 - 1 Sep St Helena - 9 Dec Benkulen - 1 Mar 1798 Whampoa - 12 May Second Bar - 9 Sep Cape - 17 Nov St Helena - 10 Feb 1799 Gravesend.

(2) 1799/1800 Bombay and China. Capt Alexander Gray. Portsmouth 7 Jan 1800 - 2 May Johanna - 26 May Bombay - 5 Nov Whampoa - 10 Jan 1801 Second Bar - 5 Feb Penang - 8 Mar Colombo - 15 Apr Bombay - 4 Oct Penang - 1 Jan 1802 Whampoa - 1 Mar Second Bar - 10 Jul St Helena - 16 Sep Gravesend.

(3) 1802/3 China. Capt William Moffat. Downs 6 May 1803 - 30 Sep Whampoa - 26 Nov Second Bar - 19 Feb 1804 Malacca - 21 Mar Penang - 9 Jun St Helena - 15 Aug Greenhithe.

(4) Madras, Bengal, China and Bombay. Capt Thomas Talbot Harrington. Portsmouth 25 Apr 1805 - 23 Aug Madras - 14 Sep Saugor - 6 Nov Carnicobar - 14 Nov Penang - 1 Dec Malacca - 1 Feb 1806 Whampoa - 19 Mar Second Bar - 2 Jul Bombay 27 Feb 1807 - lost off St Vincent 29 May.



 

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