Admiral Gardner

28881
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched12.4.1797EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardLimehouse - London EICS
Constructor MelhuishEICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Wrecked25.1.1809EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Gundeck145' 8"Imperial Feet44.2005 
Length of Keel118' 3 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth36' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold14'10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen816Tons BM 

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 1804Captain (HEIC)Edward Chapman BradfordEICS1805 - 1806Captain (HEIC)George SaltwellEICS1807 - 25.1.1809Captain (HEIC)William John Eastfield (c.1778-1841)IORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1809

Lost on Goodwin Sands off South Foreland

EICS


Notes on Ship


JournalIORMAR

Built by Hill, launched 1797, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 145ft 8in, keel 118ft 3½in, breadth 36ft 2½in, hold 14ft 10in, wing transom 24ft, port cell 26ft 10in, waist 3ft 8in, between decks 6ft 3in & 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 6in, ports 12 middle & 11 upper, deck range 82ft 6in, 816 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: John Woolmore.

Voyages:

(1) 1796/7 Bengal and Benkulen. Capt Edward Bradford. Torbay 22 Sep 1797 - 16 Feb 1798 Kedgeree - 27 Jun Benkulen - 11 Aug Kedgeree - 24 Sep Saugor - 5 Nov Benkulen - 27 Mar 1799 St Helena - 24 Apr returned to St Helena - 4 Aug Blackwall.

(2) 1800/1 Madras and China. Capt Edward Bradford. Portsmouth 31 Mar 1801 - 26 Jul Madras - 28 Aug Penang - 6 Oct Whampoa - 12 Apr 1802 St Helena - 12 Jul Blackwall.

(3) 1802/3 Madras and Bengal. Capt Edward Bradford. Downs 1 Feb 1803 - 12 Feb Madeira - 23 Apr Cape - 13 Jun Madras - 22 Jul Diamond Harbour - 7 Nov Saugor - 12 Mar 1804 St Helena - 11 Jun Blackwall.

(4) 1804/5 St Helena and Madras. Capt George Saltwell. Portsmouth 25 Apr 1805 - 4 Dec Madras - 21 Feb 1806 Colombo - 14 May St Helena - 1 Aug Blackwall. 27 Nov 1805 ten crew injured in skirmish with French ship.

(5) 1806/7 Madras and Bengal. Capt William John Eastfield. Portsmouth 26 Feb 1807 - 3 Jul Madras - 21 Jul Kedgeree - 26 Jul Diamond Harbour - 16 Sep Saugor - 22 Oct Madras - 30 Dec Cape - 25 Jan 1808 St Helena - 28 Apr Blackwall.

(6) 1808/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt William John Eastfield. Downs 24 Jan 1809 - lost on Goodwin Sands off South Foreland 25 Jan.



 

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