Eastcourt

27760
Nominal Guns28HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1746HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1760HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen650Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen500Tons BM 

Armament


20.5.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck28 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1758/05/20 - 1759Sherman Godfrey, Henry Crabb (c.1709-1773), James Newton, Thomas Le Page, William Eere Benson Share holderHCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
174699 IORMAR
20.5.1758100 HCA26

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1746 - 19.9.1752Captain (HEIC)William Earl EvansIORMAR3.12.1754 - 1.4.1760Captain (HEIC)Arthur EvansHCA26

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1758 - 1.4.1760Chief MateRichard HallIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 28 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/9/132 1758 May 20

Commander: Arthur Evans.

Ship: Eastcourt.

Burden: 500 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: James Newton, Thomas Page, Sherman Godfrey, William Eere Benson and Henry Crab Boulton of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Richard Hall.

Gunner: Jeremiah Creed.

Boatswain: Robert Rankin.

Carpenter: Stephen Greystock.

Surgeon: Robert Williams.

Cook: James Falkner.

Armament: 28 carriage guns.

Folio: 133


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 99 crew, 28 guns.

Voyages:

(1) 1746/7 Bengal. Capt William Earl Benson. Portsmouth 3 Mar 1747 - 14 Mar Madeira - 20 Jun St Augustine's Bay - 21 Sep Batavia - 3 Nov Malacca - 24 Dec Balasore - 8 Jan 1748 Rogues River - Calcutta 11 Feb 1749 - 27 May St Helena - 6 Aug Northfleet.

(2) 1750/1 Bombay. Capt William Earl Benson. Downs 20 Mar 1751 - 5 Jul Johanna - 2 Aug Bombay - 25 Sep Surat - 24 Oct Bombay - 17 Nov Surat - 19 Jan 1752 Bombay - 29 Feb Karwar - 10 Mar Tellicherry - 18 Mar Anjengo - 11 Jun St Helena - 19 Aug Long Reach.

(3) 1754/5 Madras and Bengal. Capt Arthur Evans. Downs 17 Feb 1755 - 13 May São Tiago - 2 Jul Madras - 9 Aug Vizagapatam - 26 Aug Culpee - 30 Dec Ingeli - 28 Jan 1756 Madras - 10 Jun St Helena - 4 Sep Galway - 10 Nov Long Reach.

(4) 1757/8 Bombay. Capt Arthur Evans. Downs 3 Jul 1758 - 22 Oct Cape - 30 Jan 1759 Anjengo - 3 Feb Cochin - 11 Feb Tellicherry - 1 Mar Bombay - 26 Aug St Helena - 15 Nov Cork - 12 Jan 1760 Kinsale - 12 Feb Downs.



 

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