Admiral Watson

Nominal Guns14HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey HCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1768HCA26


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen400Tons BM 


9.2.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck24 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.2.175890 HCA26

1 Ship Commander

9.2.1758 - 1759Captain (Privateer) William CookHCA26

Service History

9.2.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 24 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/9/20 1758 February 9

Commander: William Cooke.

Ship: Admiral Watson.

Burden: 400 tons.

Crew: 90.

Owners: East India Company.

Lieutenant: Thomas James.

Gunner: John Pinner.

Boatswain: Samuel Tucker.

Carpenter: John Dixon.

Surgeon: Samuel Pleydell.

Cook: Alexander Allen.

Armament: 24 carriage guns.

Folio: 21


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