Chesterfield

28049
Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1747HCA26
Home PortLondon - Thames HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1761HCA26

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen560Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Burthen600Tons BM 

Armament


28.11.1758Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.11.175899 HCA26

Service History


DateEventSource
28.11.1758Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26


Notes on Ship


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/10/109 1758 November 28

Commander: Edwin Carter.

Ship: Chesterfield.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Edwin Lascelles, Daniel Lascelles, Charles Pole and John Hallett of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Thomas Stiles.

Gunner: Lawrence Fallock.

Boatswain: Thomas Beal.

Carpenter: James Croucher.

Surgeon: John James.

Cook: James Dove.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 110


EIC JournalIORMAR

600 tons, rated at 99 crew, 30 guns.

Voyages:

(1) 1747/8 Fort St David. Capt Edwin Carter. Downs 5 Oct 1747 - 14 Dec Madeira - 13 Jan 1748 São Tiago - 1 Apr Cape - 27 Jul Fort St David - 30 Aug Pondicherry - 9 Oct Fort St David - 7 Nov Ceylon - 27 Feb 1749 Fort St David - 15 Jun Augustine's Bay - 9 Sep Fort St David - 31 Dec Cape - 4 Mar 1750 St Helena - 10 Jun Long Reach.

(2) 1751/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt Edwin Carter. Downs 26 Jan 1752 - 30 Apr Cape - 5 Aug Fort St David - 10 Aug Madras - 11 Oct Culpee - 30 Jan 1753 Kedgeree - 14 Mar Madras - 18 Jul St Helena - 6 Nov Gravesend.

(3) 1755/6 Madras. Capt Edwin Carter. Downs 24 Feb 1756 - 28 Mar Madeira - 24 Jul St Augustine's Bay - 18 Sep Madras 24 Nov - 26 Feb 1757 St Helena - 29 May River Shannon - 9 Jul Woolwich.

(4) 1758/9 China. Capt Edwin Carter. Downs 20 Jan 1759 - 21 Jul Batavia - 5 Nov Whampoa 10 Feb 1760 - 18 Jun St Helena - 26 Sep Long Reach.

(5) 1760/1 Madras and Bengal. Capt Willoughby Merchant. Downs 25 May 1761 - to remain India.



 

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