Bengal Merchant

29050
Nominal Guns74EICS
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1812EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardHowrah - Calcutta - Hooghly EICS
ConstructorAnthony BlackmoreEICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeMerchantman ADM 6/23
Sailing RigShip RiggedADM 6/23
Hulked1856EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen503Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1812 - 1832Sedgewicke HerneEICS
1830 - 1831John GrovesEICS
1834 - 1839Joseph Somes (1787-1845)EICS
1839 - 1856 HavisideEICS

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1812590Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 1814Captain (HEIC)Thomas RossEICS1830 - 1831Captain (HEIC)Gilson Reees FoxEICS1833 - 1834Captain (HEIC)John CampbellEICS


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built at Howrah 1812, 463 tons.

Principal Managing Owners: 2 Sedgwick & Hearne, 3 John Groves.

Voyages:

(1) From Bengal 1813. Capt Thomas Ross. Calcutta 21 May 1813 - 26 Jul Saugor - 21 Sep Mauritius - 17 Nov Cape - 3 Mar Downs.

(2) 1829/30 Cape, Madras and Bengal. Capt Gilson Reeves Fox. Portsmouth 5 Jun 1830 - 24 Aug Cape - 19 Oct Madras - 1 Dec Calcutta - 1 Jun 1831 St Helena - 6 Aug Downs.

(3) 1832/3 Bengal. Capt John Campbell. Downs 25 Jul 1833 - 9 Dec Calcutta - 28 Jan 1834 Saugor - 8 Apr St Helena - 8 Jun Blackwall.



 

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