Bombay Castle

27662
Nominal Guns28EICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched17.10.1745HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
ConstructorAbraham Wells (1690-1755)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Sold for Break Up1760EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen550Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Great Cabin26 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1758/03/15 - 1758Charles Pole, John Hallett, Richard Crabb (c.1710-1777)HCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17.10.174599 EICS
15.3.175890 HCA26

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1745 - 1756Captain (HEIC)Thomas BrowneHCA2615.3.1758 - 1760Captain (HEIC)Richard DovetonHCA26

Service History


DateEventSource
15.3.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of Marque 1758HCA26
HCA 26/9/60 1758 March 15

Commander: Richard Doveton.

Ship: Bombay Castle.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 90.

Owners: John Hallett, Charles Pole, Richard Crab, William Wells and John Stanton of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Flower Russell.

Gunner: William Pross.

Boatswain: John Ridley.

Carpenter: George Pender.

Surgeon: James Hamilton.

Cook: William Walch.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 61


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 28 guns, 99 crew.

Voyages:

(1) 1745/6 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Browne. Portsmouth 22 Aug 1746 - 19 Dec Cape - 7 Jun 1747 Benkulen - 29 Jul Fort St David - cruising Coromandel coast - 1 Oct Pulicat - 6 Jan 1748 Fort St David - 26 Jan Pondicherry - 14 Mar Fort St David - cruising Coromandel coast - 24 Jun Fort St David - 23 Aug Negapatam - 3 Sep Tranquebar - 6 Sep Fort St David - 25 Nov Culpee - 16 Jan 1749 Ingeli 6 Mar - 31 Jul St Helena.

(2) 1751/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Browne. Downs 18 Jan 1752 - 18 Jun Benkulen - 31 Jul Fort St David - 3 Aug Madras - 18 Sep Vizagapatam - 27 Oct Culpee - 29 Jan 1753 Ingeli - 4 Mar Madras - 12 Jul St Helena - 19 Oct Downs.

(3) 1754/5 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Browne. Downs 16 Dec 1754 - 19 Jan 1755 São Tiago - 26 Mar Cape - 7 Jun Fort St David - 13 Jun Madras 28 Jul - 25 Aug Malacca - 2 Dec Whampoa - left China 23 Jan 1756 - 19 May St Helena - 8 Sep Kinsale - 4 Nov Downs.

(4) 1757/8 Bengal. Capt Richard Doveton. Portsmouth 10 May 1758 - 28 Nov Balasore - 6 Jan 1759 Culpee 30 Mar - 28 Jul St Helena - 7 Nov Kinsale - 4 Jan 1760 Cork - 13 Jan Kinsale - 20 Feb Woolwich.



 

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