Royal Admiral

Nominal GunsUnknownBWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Constructor William Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeEast Indiaman BWAS-1793
Bought by the Navy24.3.1796BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'York' (1796) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 3"Imperial Feet53.0362 
Length of Keel144' 4"Imperial Feet43.8935 
Breadth43' 2 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold19' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen1,433 3094Tons BM 


Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 17:16

Is seems she was broiken up late 1802 or later,
not sailed from London more nor sailed to Calcutta.

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 17:00

Morning Post - Tuesday 20 April 1802

Arrived at Macao 24 Sep - 2 Oct
Extra ship Royal Admiral

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 16:57

London Registers
Note: started in 1786

Registered #31 on 31 Jan 1800 , master William Wilson 923 10/94

No any other notes

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 16:49

LLoyds List 11 Jun 1802
Cape of Good Hope arrived from China (could be the end of April)

LLoyds List 09 Jul 1802
Gravesend arr 8 Jul , master Wilson from China

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 16:47

According to
Register of Shipping 1800
Royal Admiral
master W.Wilson 923bm draught 21ft
owner Gillet & Co
voyage London Botanic Bay
repaired 1799
armed 6x6pdr 18x18pdr carronades

Lloyd's List 16-01-1801
ship Royal Admiral
Location: Botany Bay

Lloyd's List 08-06-1802
The Royal Admiral from Botany Bay and China , was left by the China ships (arrived at St.Helena on 25 Mar 1802 , going to Cape Good Hope

Posted by AvM on Sunday 16th of July 2017 15:02

According to
Rowan Hackman
"Ships of the East India Company"
John E. Bernard
"Building britain'S Wooden Walls"
the above data are wrong, as there were two ships
Both built by Bernard, Deptford

1. built 1777 for Sir Richard Hotham of 918bm
sold 1796 to John Pascall Larkins
sold 1799 to Gillett & Co, Calcutte
served local trade (I will check it later)

2. Mar 1795 purchased by the Admirality , while on the stock
24 Mar 1796 launched

The above data are evidently of HMS York

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