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22579
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1792EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
Constructor John Wells (d.1794)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Last known1811EICS

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1792 - 1806 Richard LewinIORMAR
1807 - 1811 Andrew TimbrellIORMAR

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.10.1792 - c.8.1799Captain (HEIC) Lestock Peach WilsonIORMAR1.3.1800 - 24.4.1809Captain (HEIC) Henry MeritonIORMAR19.2.1810 - 5.10.1811Captain (HEIC) James TimbrellIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
4.8.1800Action of 1800-08-04
5.8.1800Took the Frigate La Médée (32) off Rio de Janeiro


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
5.1795-9.1795British invasion of the Dutch Cape Colony  

Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1792, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 165ft 7in, keel 133ft 10¼in, breadth 42ft 2in, hold 17ft, wing transom 25ft 9in, port cell 29ft 2in, waist 3ft 7in, between decks 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 6in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 98ft 6in, 1265 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-6 Richard Lewin

7-8 Andrew Timbrell.

Voyages:

(1) 1792/3 Bombay and China. Capt Lestock Wilson. Portsmouth 5 Apr 1793 - 10 Aug Bombay - 3 Jan 1794 Whampoa - 15 Feb Second Bar - 18 Jun St Helena - 7 Sep Downs.

(2) 1794/5 Bombay and China. Capt Lestock Wilson. Portsmouth 24 May 1795 - 6 Jul St Salvadore - 3 Sep Simons Bay - 21 Dec Quilon - 4 Jan 1796 Bombay - 16 Jun Malacca - 6 Jul Whampoa - 1 Jan 1797 Second Bar - 27 Jan Penang - 4 Apr Cape - 28 Apr St Helena - 24 Jul Downs.

(3) 1797/8 Bombay and China. Capt Lestock Wilson. Portsmouth 17 Feb 1798 - 1 Aug 1799 moorings.

(4) 1799/1800 China. Capt Henry Meriton. Torbay 27 May 1800 - 12 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 19 Feb 1801 Whampoa - 28 Mar Second Bar - 21 Sep St Helena - 3 Dec Downs.

(5) 1802/3 China. Capt Henry Meriton. Downs 6 Apr 1803 - 3 Aug Penang - 18 Aug Malacca - 9 Sep Whampoa - 12 Nov Second Bar - 18 Feb 1804 Malacca - 1 Mar Penang - 9 Jun St Helena - 8 Aug Downs.

(6) 1804/5 China. Capt Henry Meriton. Portsmouth 25 Apr 1805 - 23 Aug Madras - 18 Sep Penang - 22 Oct Malacca - 23 Dec Whampoa - 3 Feb 1806 Second Bar - 17 Mar Malacca - 2 Jul St Helena - 3 Sep Downs.

(7) 1807/8 China. Capt Henry Meriton. Portsmouth 5 Mar 1808 - 3 Aug Madras - 21 Aug Madras - 21 Aug Penang - 5 Sep Malacca - 4 Oct Whampoa - 2 Feb 1809 Second Bar - 13 Sep moorings.

(8) 1809/10 Bombay. Capt James Timbrell. Portsmouth 11 May 1810 - 27 May Madeira - 17 Sep Bombay - 25 Feb 1811 Point de Galle - 28 May St Helena - 9 Aug Downs.



 

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