Duke of Cumberland

20941
Nominal Guns26BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched2.8.1765BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1713-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryMerchantBWAS-1714
Ship TypeEast Indiaman BWAS-1714
Bought by the Navy11.1777BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish armed storeship 'Dromedary' (1777) (30)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 10"Imperial Feet35.052 
Breadth37' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen883 8094Tons BM 

Armament


11.1777Broadside Weight = 123 Imperial Pound ( 55.7805 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.10.1765 - bef.6.6.1767Captain (HEIC)Alphonsus Glover (d.1767)IORMAR12.1.1769 - 15.11.1777Captain (HEIC)Augustus Savage (d.1782)IORMAR

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.10.1765 - 21.8.1767Chief MateAugustus Savage (d.1782)IORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
17.11.1777Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
16.12.1777Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £142.15.4dBWAS-1714
18.12.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
16.1.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2375.2.11dBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Perry, launched 1765, 3 decks, 3in bottom, 716 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-2 Richard Crabb

3-4 Richard Boulton.

Voyages:

(1) 1765/6 China. Capt Alphonsus Glover. Plymouth 24 Jan 1766 - 26 Jul Whampoa - 16 Dec Second Bar - 8 Apr 1767 St Helena - 8 Jul Erith.

(2) 1768/9 Bombay and Mokha. Capt Augustus Savage. Portsmouth 23 Apr 1769 - 24 Aug Johanna - 24 Sep Bombay 5 Dec Surat - 31 Jan 1770 Bombay - 21 Feb Surat - 4 May Mokha - 10 Sep Bombay - 3 Mar 1771 St Helena - 26 Mar Ascension - 3 Jun Long Reach.

(3) 1771/2 Bombay. Capt Augustus Savage. Downs 18 Feb 1772 - 11 Mar Madeira - 12 Jul Johanna - 7 Aug Bombay - 6 Dec Onore - 13 Dec Tellicherry - 9 Mar 1773 Cape - 9 Apr St Helena - 20 Apr Ascension - 18 Jun Downs.

(4) 1775/6 Madras and Bengal. Capt Augustus Savage. Downs 29 Mar 1776 - 25 Jul Johanna - 28 Aug Madras - 22 Sep Culpee - 27 Jan 1777 Ingeli - 26 Jun St Helena - 1 Oct Downs.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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