Hawke

27100
Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1757HCA26
First Commissioned3.2.1757HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last Mentioned2.9.1767HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen679Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen498Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1757Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.175799 HCA26

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.2.1757 - 1757Captain (Privateer)Richard DeakeHCA2617.1.1761 - 27.6.1762Captain (HEIC)George Kentref:9252.1.1763 - 31.7.1764Captain (HEIC)John Cottonref:92522.1.1766 - 2.9.1767Captain (HEIC)John Cottonref:925

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1757Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer probably a Letter-of-Marque in realityHCA26
17.1.1761

2nd Voyage; Sailed from Portsmouth for the Coromandel Coast and Bay of Bengal.

ref:925
27.6.1762

Arrived at The Nore

ref:925
2.1.1763

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

ref:925
31.7.1764

Arrived at The Downs

ref:925
22.1.1766

4th Voyage; Sailed from The Downs for Bencoolen and China.

ref:925
2.9.1767

Sailed from The Downs

ref:925


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/7/4 1757 February 3

Commander: Richard Deake.

Ship: Hawke.

Burden: 498 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Beeston Watkinson, Richard ?Crowst, Joseph Hankey, Nathaniel Cole, John Fisher, Sherman Godfrey, Richard Crabb, Nicholas Linwood and Matthew Clement.

Lieutenant: William Stent.

Gunner: [-] MacCloud.

Boatswain: William Griffiths.

Carpenter: John Walton.

Surgeon: William Watkinson.

Cook: James Turner.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 7


HEIC 1761ref:925

HAWKE,
499 Tons, 2 Voyage,
COAST AND BAY.
(Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. George Kent
1 John Cotton
2 John Hall
3 George Barnes
4 Samuel Clarke
Sur. Andrew White
Pur. Robert Robinson
Sailed Ports. 17 Jan. 1761
Arr, at the Nore, 27 June,1762


HEIC 1763ref:925

HAWKE,
499 Tons, 3 Voyage,
COAST AND CHINA.
(Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. John Cotton
1 Joseph Hall
2 Robert Morgan
3 Samuel Clarke
4 Thomas Swettenham
Sur. Stephen Pearce
Pur. Joseph J. Carter
Sailed Ports. 2 Jan. 1763
Arr. Downs, 31 July, 1764


HEIC 1766ref:925

HAWKE,
499 Tons, 4 Voyage,
BENCOOLen AnDºchina.
(Richard Crabb, Esq.)
Capt. John Cotton
1 Joseph Hall
2 Joseph Blennerhassett
3 Bennet Hoskins
4 Joseph Clarke
Sur. Stephen Pearce
Pur. Jos. Jona. Charter
Sailed Downs, 22 Jan. 1766
Arrived ditto, 2 Sep. 1767



 

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