Bombay Castle

22580
Nominal GunsUnknownW024
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1.10.1792W024
How acquiredPurpose builtW024
ShipyardLondon - Thames W024
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)W024
CategoryMerchantW024
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sold for Break Up1807W024

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck164' 4"Imperial Feet49.9888 
Length of Keel132' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet40.24 
Breadth42' 2"Imperial Feet12.827 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795 - 1801Captain (HEIC)John HamiltonW024

Service History


DateEventSource
5.8.1800Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Médée (32) off Rio de Janeiro


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Randall, launched 1792, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 164ft 4in, keel 132ft 7¼in, breadth 42ft 2in, hold 17ft, wing transom 25ft 9in, port cell 29ft 1in, waist 3ft 9in, between decks 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 7in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 97ft 4in, 1234 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 James Fearns

2-4 Alexander Montgomerie

5-6 Joseph Dorin.

Voyages:

(1) 1792/3 Bombay and China. Capt Alexander Montgomerie. Downs 14 Jan 1793 - 6 Feb Madeira - 14 May Bombay - 22 Aug Malacca - 12 Sep Whampoa - 6 Nov Second Bar - 11 Apr 1794 St Helena - 19 Jul Galway - 31 Aug Long Reach.

(2) 1794/5 Bombay and China. Capt John Hamilton. Portsmouth 24 May 1795 - 3 Sep Cape - 4 Jan 1796 Bombay - 29 Jan Calicut - 12 Feb Colombo - 21 Mar Bombay - 16 Jun Malacca - 6 Jul Whampoa - 12 Nov Second Bar - 2 Jan 1797 Macao - 27 Jan Penang - 4 Apr Cape - 28 Apr St Helena - 28 Jul Long Reach.

(3) 1797/8 Bombay and China. Capt John Hamilton. Portsmouth 17 Feb 1798 - 4 Jun Bombay - 15 Oct Whampoa - 4 Jan 1799 Second Bar - 22 Feb Malacca - 17 May St Helena - 1 Aug Long Reach.

(4) 1799/1800 China. Capt John Hamilton. Torbay 27 May 1800 - 12 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 23 Dec Cape - 23 Feb 1801 Whampoa - 30 Mar Second Bar - 21 Sep St Helena - 8 Dec Long Reach. 5 Aug 1800 captured French frigate La Medée.

(5) 1802/3 Bombay and China. Capt Archibald Hamilton. Downs 23 Dec 1802 - 30 May 1803 Bombay - 28 Aug Malacca - 1 Oct Whampoa - 23 Dec Second Bar - 18 Feb Malacca - 1 Mar Penang - 9 Jun St Helena - 16 Aug Gravesend 14-16 Feb 1804 took part in battle of Pulau Aor.

(6) 1804/5 Bombay and China. Capt Archibald Hamilton. Portsmouth 17 Feb 1805 - 21 Jun Bombay - 25 Sep Penang - 10 Oct Malacca - 27 Dec Whampoa - 1 Mar 1806 - 2 Jul St Helena - 6 Sep Long Reach.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W024East India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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