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

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756/02/03 - 1759Sherman Godfrey, Charles Pole, Richard BenyonHCA26
1761/03/15 - 1768/07/30Richard Crabbref:925

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.2.1757 - 1759Captain (Privateer)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 - Devon for Bencoolen and China.

ref:925
5.9.1762

Arried in The Downs - North Sea

ref:925
20.2.1764

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

ref:925
6.8.1765

Arrived at The Downs - North Sea .

ref:925
8.3.1767

4th Voyage. Sailed from The Downs - North Sea for Bombay.

ref:925
30.7.1768

Arrived at The Downs - North Sea

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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