Bombay Castle

27662
Nominal Guns28W024
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched17.10.1745HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardDeptford - London W024
ConstructorAbraham Wells (1690-1755)W024
CategoryMerchantW024
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up1760W024

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW024
Burthen550Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1758Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)HCA26
Great Cabin26 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1758/03/15 - 1758Charles Pole, John Hallett, Richard CrabbHCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17.10.174599 W024
15.3.175890 HCA26

2 Commanding Officers


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