Earl of Mornington

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1799BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryMerchantBWAS-1793
Ship TypePacket BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Bought by the Navy2.1804BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Drake' (1804) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Burthen241Tons BM 

Armament


7.10.1799Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)ADM7
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.10.179935 ADM7

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.8.1799 - 19.8.1802Captain (HEIC)George SimpsonIORMAR24.1.1803 - 16.7.1803Captain (HEIC)Benjamin FergussonIORMAR

2 Deck Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.8.1799 - 19.8.1802Second MateWilliam PattenIORMAR24.1.1803 - 16.7.1803Second MasterH. PetersonIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Company's packet, 241 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1799/1800 Madras and Bengal. Capt George Simpson. Portsmouth 20 Nov 1799 - 22 Apr 1800 Calcutta - 5 Nov Kedgeree - 12 May 1801 Simons Bay - 8 Aug Calcutta - 5 Nov Kedgeree - 12 May 1801 Simons Bay - 8 Aug Calcutta - 11 Mar 1802 Culpee - 28 Jun St Helena - 19 Aug Downs.

(2) From Madras 1803. Capt B Fergusson. Madras 24 Jan 1803 - 14 Apr St Helena - 28 Jun Downs.



 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 20:16

ADM7/328 Lettre of Marque 7 Oct 1799
master Geroge Simpson
253t 8x12pdr 35 men


Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 18:07

Rowan Hackman
"Ships of the EI Company"

She was launched 24 Jan 1799 by Wells, Perry & Green, Blackwall for East India Company as fast saling dispatch vessel. 253 17/94bm

BT111/01 London register
#333 on 31 Aug 1799 253 17/94bm
master George Simpson

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