Bengal Merchant

29048
Nominal Guns36EICS
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1676EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Burnt1693EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen570Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1676105 EICS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1677 - 1686Captain (HEIC)John Goldsborough (d.c.1693)EICS1686 - 1689Captain (HEIC)William PearceEICS


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

3 decks, length 103ft, breadth 33ft 3in, depth 17ft, 36/40 guns, 105/114 crew, 525/570 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1676/7 Madras and Bengal. Capt John Goldsborough. 23 Jan 1677 - 28 May 1678.

(2) 1678/9 Surat. Capt John Goldsborough. 25 Mar 1679 - 4 Jul 1680.

(3) 1680/1 Madras and Bengal. Capt John Goldsborough. 16 Jan 1681 - 21 Nov 1682.

(4) 1683/4 Madras. Capt John Goldsborough. 19 Nov 1683 - 28 May 1686.

(5) 1686/7 Bombay. Capt William Perse. Downs 17 Nov 1686 - 4 Jan 1687 São Tiago - 18 Mar Cape - 17 Apr Johanna - 14 Aug Calicut - 7 Sep Bombay - 8 Dec Goa - 12 Dec Karwar - 20 Dec Mangalore - 27 Jan 1688 Tellicherry - 31 Jan Calicut - 7 Feb Tellicherry 22 Feb Calicut - 29 Feb 'Ruttera' - 28 Mar 'Brinjoan' - 13 Apr Madras - voyage ended 23 Jul 1689 Portsmouth.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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