Ceres

19444
Nominal Guns26BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched28.11.1787BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryMerchantBWAS-1793
Ship TypeEast Indiaman BWAS-1793
Bought by the Navy9.3.1795BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Grampus' (1795) (54)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck157' 1"Imperial Feet47.854 
Length of Keel130' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet39.6431 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Displacement1,180 8994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck161' 6"Imperial Feet49.0753 
Length of Keel130' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet39.6431 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen1,180Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1787/11/28 - 1795Thomas Newte (c.1749-1806)IORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.11.1787 - 30.5.1789Captain (HEIC)Thomas PriceIORMAR1.1.1790 - 18.12.1794Captain (HEIC)George StevensIORMAR

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.11.1787 - 30.6.1789Chief MateArchibald ConnollyIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
24.6.1793

The HEIC fleet captured Le Franc, the crew of Ceres took possession

IORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Perry, launched 1787, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 161ft 6in, keel 130ft 5¾in, breadth 41ft 3in, hold 15ft 6½in, wing transom 25ft 1½in, port cell 29ft 2in, waist 3ft 10in, between decks 7ft 11in & 6ft 5in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 14 middle, deck range 86ft 9in, 1180 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: Thomas Newte.

Voyages:

(1) 1787/8 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Price. Portsmouth 5 Apr 1788 - 15 Jul Madras - 2 Oct Whampoa - 14 Dec Second Bar - 9 Apr 1789 St Helena - 2 Jun Long Reach.

(2) 1789/90 Madras and China. Capt George Stevens. Torbay 6 Mar 1790 - 22 Jun Madras - 29 Jul Negapatam - 1 Aug Madras - 11 Oct Whampoa - 20 Jan 1791 Second Bar - 17 Mar Macao - 3 Jul St Helena - 1 Sep Long Reach.

(3) 1792/3 China. Capt George Stevens. Portsmouth 21 May 1793 - 10 Nov Manila - 20 Dec Whampoa - 18 Feb 1794 Second Bar - 16 Mar Macao - 18 Jun St Helena - 10 Sep Long Reach. 24 Jun 1793 fleet captured Le Franc, crew of Ceres took possession



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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