Ceres

19444
Nominal Guns26BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched28.11.1787BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Constructor John 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 - 1795 Thomas 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 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.11.1787 - 30.6.1789Chief Mate Archibald 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



 

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