Grantham

27059
Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1746HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Captured4.1.1759HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


30.12.1756Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756/12/30 - 1757Samuel Wilson, David CrichtonHCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
30.12.175699 HCA26

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1746 - 8.10.1751Captain (HEIC)Walker WilsonIORMAR27.9.1753 - 4.1.1759Captain (HEIC)John OliverHCA26

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1749 - 8.10.1751Chief MateJohn OliverIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
30.12.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/6/147 1756 December 30

Commander: John Oliver.

Ship: Grantham.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: William Braund, David Crichton, Samuel Wilson, Thomas Grainger and Robert Brooks.

Lieutenant: Edmund Haddock.

Gunner: Andrew Mowat.

Boatswain: Walter Gaul.

Carpenter: Matthew Clark.

Surgeon: John Robinson.

Cook: Pasco St Iago.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 150.


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 99 crew, 28 guns.

Voyages:

(1) 1746/7 St Helena and Benkulen. Capt Walter Wilson. Portsmouth 20 Feb 1747 - 14 May St Helena - 19 Aug Batavia - 11 Sep Benkulen - 8 Apr 1748 St Helena - 11 Jul Yarmouth - 19 Jul Erith.

(2) 1749/50 Fort St David and China. Capt Walter Wilson. Downs 20 Dec 1749 - 21 Jan 1750 Goree - 1 Feb Gambia river - 26 May Madagascar - 15 Jul Fort St David - 20 Sep Whampoa - 2 Jan 1751 Bocca Tigris - 6 Feb Batavia - 7 Jun St Helena - 3 Sep Downs.

(3) 1753/4 St Helena and Benkulen. Capt John Oliver. Downs 5 Dec 1753 - 31 Mar 1754 St Helena - 21 Jul Batavia - 11 Sep Benkulen - 2 Nov Moco Moco - 17 Nov Ipoh - 17 Dec Benkulen - 16 Mar 1755 St Helena - 26 Jun Downs.

(4) 1756/7 Madras and Bengal. Capt John Oliver. Downs May 1756 - captured by the French 4 Jan 1759 off the Cape.



 

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