Boscawen

27008
Nominal Guns26EICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched29.7.1748EICS
Home PortLondon - Thames EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall - London EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Sold for Break Up1765EICS

Armament


25.11.1756Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.11.1756101 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1748 - bef.2.6.1764Captain (HEIC)Benjamin Braund (d.1764)HCA26

Service History


DateEventSource
25.11.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of Marque 1756HCA26
HCA 26/6/106 1756 November 25

Commander: Benjamin Braund.

Ship: Boscawen.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 101.

Owners: Samuel Braund, Andrew Harrison, John van Homert, Richard Crab, Charles Pole and others of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Richard Parry.

Gunner: Edward George.

Boatswain: William Carr.

Carpenter: William Melson.

Surgeon: William Jones.

Cook: John Foot.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 109


4th Voyageref:925

BOSCAWEN,
499 Tons, 4 Voyage,
BOMBAY.
(Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. Benjamin Braund
1 Arthur Morris
2 Thomas Phillips
3 John Riddell
4 Henry Pascall
Sur. William Shepherd
Pur. Evan Evans
Sailed Ports. 26 May, 1761
Arr. Downs, 28 May, 1765


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 26 guns, 99 crew.

Principal Managing Owner: 4 Richard Crabb.

Voyages:

(1) 1748/9 Bombay. Capt Benjamin Braund. Downs 26 Mar 1749 - 5 Jul Johanna - 2 Aug Bombay - 22 Sep Surat - 17 Nov Bandar Abbas - 23 Dec Bombay - 11 Feb 1750 Mangalore - 17 Feb Tellicherry - 19 Mar Socotra - 29 Mar Mokha - 27 Aug Bombay - 16 Jan 1751 Cape - 17 Feb St Helena - 4 Jun Gravesend.

(2) 1752/3 Madras and China. Capt Benjamin Braund. Downs 27 Dec 1752 - 15 Mar 1753 Cape - 24 Jun Madras - 9 Sep Whampoa - 26 Dec Second Bar - 7 May St Helena - 22 Jul Erith.

(3) 1756/7 Madras, Bengal and China. Capt Benjamin Braund. Downs 30 Jan 1757 - 16 Jul Madagascar - 5 Sep Madras - 28 Nov Balasore - 20 Dec Calcutta - 29 Mar 1758 Ingeli - 5 Jul Madras - 21 Oct Whampoa 4 Feb 1759 - 15 May off St Helena, unable to call because of French ships - 7 Jun San Salvador - 27 Dec Cork - 2 Feb Plymouth - 27 Mar Erith.

(4) 1760/1 Bombay and Bengal. Capt Benjamin Braund. Portsmouth 26 May 1761 - 16 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 16 Dec Anjengo - 25 Dec Tellicherry - 9 Jan 1762 Goa - 19 Feb Bombay - 2 Mar Surat - 12 May Mokha - 14 Jun Jeddah - 22 Aug Mokha - 15 Sep Surat - 14 Oct Bombay - 19 Nov Cannanore - 22 Nov Calicut - 25 Nov Cochin - 30 Nov Anjengo - 1 Feb 1763 Kedgeree - 1 Apr Ingeli - 8 Jun Calcutta - 10 Feb 1764 Culpee - 9 Mar Barrabulla - 26 Jun Mauritius - 29 Dec Bourbon - 21 Jan 1765 Cape - 27 Feb St Helena - 31 May Blackwall.

 



 

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