Calcutta

27983
Nominal Guns30HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1758HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardDeptford - London HCA26
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)HCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1769HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen632Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:925
Burthen499Tons BM 

Armament


16.10.1758Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1758/10/16 - 1760Alexander Hume, John HallettHCA26
1761/05/26 - 1763/02/17John Hallettref:925
1764/04/02 - 1769/08/19George Willsonref:925

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
175899 IORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1758 - 1760Captain (HEIC)George WillsonIORMAR1760 - 1769Captain (HEIC)George ThompsonIORMAR

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1758 - 1.11.1760Chief MatePitt CollettIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
16.10.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/10/79 1758 October 16

Commander: George Willson.

Ship: Calcutta.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Governor Stevenson, Governor Bunyan and Alexander Hume of London and Captain John Hallett of London.

Lieutenant: James Monro.

Gunner: Robert Allen.

Boatswain: Thomas Hodges.

Carpenter: William Hedgley.

Surgeon: James Crooke.

Cook: Thomas Judge.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 80


2nd Voyageref:925

499 Tons, 2 Voyage,
BOMBAY,
9. Hallett, Esq.)
pt. George Thomson
1 John Tippett
2 George Sandys,
3 Thomas Uvedale ,
4 William Hambly
Sur. Thomas Williamson
Pur. Andrew Kirkwood ..
Sailed Ports. 26 May, 1761
Arr. Downs, 17 Feb. 1763


3rd Voyageref:925

499 Tons, 3 Voyage,
BOMBAY.
(George Willson, Esq.)
Capt. George Thomson
1 William Hambley
2 Thomas Baldwin
3 Nathaniel Hodges
4 Alexander Oswald
Sur. Thomas Williamson
Pur. Andrew Kirkwood
Sailed Downs, 2 April, 1764
Arr. ditto, 6 Nov. 1765


4th Voyageref:925

499 Tons, 4 Voyage,
COAST AND BAY.
(George Willson, Esq.)
Capt. George Thomson
1 William Hambley
2 Thomas Baldwin
3 William C. Gunston
4. William Wheeler
Sur. Thomas Williamson
Pur. William Pearson
Sailed Downs, 31 Dec. 1766
Arrived ditto, 19 Aug. 1769


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1758, 3 decks, 3in bottom, rated at 99 crew & 26/30 guns, 632 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-2 John Hallett

3-4 George Willson.

Voyages:

(1) 1758/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt George Willson. Portsmouth 15 Feb 1759 - 11 Mar Madeira - 12 Jul Moheli - 25 Aug Madras - 8 Oct Culpee - 19 Nov Hugli - 14 Dec Kedgeree - left Bengal 9 Jan 1760 - 10 Apr St Helena - 21 Jul Fernando Loronho - 24 Sep Long Reach.

(2) 1760/1 Bombay. Capt George Thomson. Portsmouth 26 May 1761 - 15 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 20 Dec Cochin - 25 Dec Tellicherry - 19 Jan 1762 Bombay - 7 Mar Scindy - 2 Apr Bombay - 9 May Onore - 15 May Tellicherry - 3 Sep St Helena - 11 Dec Kinsale - 20 Feb 1763 Gravesend.

(3) 1763/4 Bombay, Bengal and Madras. Capt George Thomson. Downs 2 Apr 1764 - 4 Aug Johanna - 6 Sep Bombay - 13 Oct Anjengo - 15 Nov Ingeli - 17 Feb 1765 Madras - 9 Mar Anjengo - 12 Mar Cochin - 23 Mar Tellicherry - 11 Apr Bombay - 1 Sep St Helena - 6 Nov Downs.

(4) 1766/7 Bengal, Bombay and Madras. Capt George Thomson. Downs 31 Dec 1766 - 20 Jan 1767 Madeira - 1 Jun Johanna - 23 Jul Calcutta - left Bengal 13 Dec - 20 Dec - 20 Jan 1768 Bombay - 22 May Madras - 27 Jul Batavia - 17 Oct Cochin - 27 Oct Tellicherry - 13 Nov Bombay - 31 Mar 1769 Cape - 28 Apr St Helena - 10 May Ascension - 10 Jul Cork - 19 Aug Downs.



 

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