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Nominal Guns6HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1757HCA26
First Commissioned1758HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardLimehouse - London HCA26
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
HCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast IndiamanHCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1769HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen632Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


6.10.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck6 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1758/10/06 - 1758
Edmund GodfreyBritish
Ship Owner
Service 1756-1759
,
Joseph Godfrey British
Ship Owner
Service 1758
HCA26

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.10.175899 HCA26

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1758 - 17.11.1763Captain (HEIC)
George JacksonBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1744-1763
IORMAR
10.10.1764 - 18.1.1770Captain (HEIC)
Francis ReedBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1758-1780
IORMAR

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1758 - 17.11.1763Chief Mate
Francis ReedBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1758-1780
HCA26

Service History


DateEventSource
6.10.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 6 gun Privateer East IndiamanHCA26


Notes on Ship


2nd VoyageHCA26

499 Tons, 2 Voyage,
CoAST AND CHINA.
(Edmund Godfrey, Esq.)
Capt. George Jackson
1 Francis Reed
2 George Hepburn
3 James Mitchell
4 Wm. Graham Dickenson
Sur. James Anderson
Pur. Marcus Clark
Sailed Ports. 5 Feb. 1762
Arr. Downs, 10 Oct. 1763


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/10/70 1758 October 6

Commander: George Jackson.

Ship: Essex.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99 men.

Owners: Thomas, Peter, Edmund and Joseph Godfrey of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Francis Read.

Gunner: Henry Hankey.

Boatswain: William Conkergood.

Carpenter: William Cornish.

Surgeon: Robert Monro.

Cook: William Read.

Armament: 6 carriage guns.

Folio: 71


3rd VoyageHCA26

China
(Edmund Godfrey, Esq.)
Captain Francis Reed
1 David Gravier
2 James Mitchell
3 William Dickinson
4 James Brayne
Sur. James Moffatt
Pur. Marcus Clarke
Sailed Downs, 16 Dec. 1764
Arr, ditto, 16 July, 1766


4th VoyageHCA26

MADRAS AND BOMBAY.
(Peter Godfrey, Esq.)
Capt. Francis Reed
1 James Mitchell
2 John Gravier
3 Henry Grueber
4 James Brayne
Sur. James Moffatt
Pur. Ralph Milbank
Sailed Downs, 6 April, 1768
Arrived ditto, 25 Nov. 1769


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Greaves, launched 1757, 3 decks, 3in bottom, 632 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1758/9 Madras and China. Capt George Jackson. Portsmouth 21 Jan 1759 - 14 Jul Madras - 2 Oct Whampoa - 7 Feb 1760 Second Bar - 4 Mar Madura - 16 Jun St Helena - 22 Sep Downs.

(2) 1761/2 Madras and China. Capt George Jackson. Portsmouth 24 Jan 1762 - 28 Feb Madeira - 11 Jul Madras - 24 Sep Manila - 20 Nov Whampoa - 25 Jan 1763 Second Bar - 14 Feb Manila - 20 Mar Malacca - 23 Jul St Helena - 10 Oct Downs.

(3) 1764/5 China. Capt Francis Reed. Downs 8 Dec 1764 - 24 Jan 1765 São Tiago - 28 Jul Whampoa - 25 Jan 1766 Second Bar - 15 May St Helena - 16 Jul Downs.

(4) 1767/8 Madras and Bombay. Capt Francis Reed. Downs 5 Apr 1768 - 8 May São Tiago - 11 Oct Madras - 7 Nov Colombo - 24 Nov Cochin - 8 Dec Calicut - 11 Dec Tellicherry - 18 Dec Alguarda - 1 Jan 1769 Bombay - 30 Apr Tellicherry - 25 Aug St Helena - 25 Nov Downs.



 

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