Worcester

27099
Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1756HCA26
First Commissioned3.2.1756HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1768HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen676Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1757Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756/02/03 - 1759Sherman Godfrey, Charles Pole, Richard BenyonHCA26
1761/03/15 - 1768/07/30Richard Crabb (c.1710-1777)ref:925

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.2.1757 - 1759Captain (HEIC)Edward TiddemanHCA2615.3.1761 - 5.9.1762Captain (HEIC)Richard Hallref:92520.2.1764 - 6.8.1765Captain (HEIC)Richard Hallref:9258.3.1767 - 30.7.1768Captain (HEIC)Richard Hallref:925

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1757Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26
15.3.1761

2nd Voyage. Sailed from Plymouth for Bencoolen and China.

ref:925
5.9.1762

Arried in The Downs

ref:925
20.2.1764

3rd Voyage. Sailed from Portsmouth for the Coast and China.

ref:925
6.8.1765

Arrived at The Downs .

ref:925
8.3.1767

4th Voyage. Sailed from The Downs for Bombay.

ref:925
30.7.1768

Arrived at The Downs

ref:925


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/7/3 1757 February 3

Commander: Edward Tiddeman.

Ship: Worcester.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Sherman Godfrey, Richard Clay, Charles Poole, John Williamsonj, John Spence and Richard Benyon of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: George Hater.

Gunner: Thomas Johnson.

Boatswain: William Graham.

Carpenter: John Simson.

Surgeon: James Gifford.

Cook: John Durham.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 6


2nd Voyageref:925

WORCESTER,
499 Tons, 2 Voyage,
BENCOOLEN AND CHINA.
Richard Crabb, Esq.)
apt. Richard Hall
1 James Jubb
2 David Welch
3 Samuel Hutchinson
4 William Baker
Sur. Samuel Cockbill
Pur. David Bristow
Sailed Plym. 15 Mar. 1761
Arr. Downs, 5 Sep. 1762


3rd Voyageref:925

WORCESTER,
499 Tons, 3 Voyage,
COAST AND CHINA.
(Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. Richard Hall
1 Richard Dobie
2 Thomas Liell
3 Samuel Burgess
4 Henry Boulatts
Sur. Walter Gowdie
Pur. David Bristow
Sailed Ports. 20 Feb. 1764
Arr. Downs, 6 Aug. 1765


4th Voyageref:925

WORCESTER,
499 Tons, 4 Voyage,
BOMBAY.
Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. Richard Hall
1 Richard Dobie
-2 William Parker
3 Samuel Burges
4 Semiah Butcher
Sur. John Inwood
Pur. David Bristow
Sailed Downs, 8 Mar. 1767
Arrived ditto, 30 July, 1768



 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by David Stockman on Thursday 17th of January 2019 19:33

The Worcester was launched from Blackwall Shipyard, London for the East India Company
Ref.: NMM, GRN/1, p.44.

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