Benjamin

29058
Nominal Guns30EICS
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1688EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardLondon - Thames EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Bought by the Navy17.5.1701EICS
BecomesBritish hired storeship 'Benjamin' (1701) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen430Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1688 - 1701/05/17Joseph ChildEICS

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
168890 EICS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1689 - 1693Captain (HEIC)Leonard BrowneEICS1694 - 1700Captain (HEIC)John BrownEICS

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1689 - 1693Chief MateJacob WardEICS


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

450/468 tons, 30 guns, 90/93 crew.

Voyages:

(1) 1688/9 St Helena, Bombay and Sumatra. Capt Leonard Browne. Downs 7 May 1689 - 19 Jul Madeira 8 Aug - 6 Jan 1690 St Helena - 28 May Bombay 26 Sep - 8 Oct Surat - Jul 1691 Acheh - Oct Malacca - 29 Jan 1692 Acheh - 26 Apr Onore - 10 May Karwar 23 Sep - Goa - 16 Oct Surat 14 Feb 1693 - 16 May Cape 2 Jun - 18 Sep Ascension - 31 Oct Plymouth.

(2) 1693/4 Surat. Capt John Brown. 22 Jul 1694 - 13 Oct São Tiago - 1 Mar 1695 Moheli - Bombay 16 Sep 1696 - 11 Nov Bandar Abbas - 17 Dec Bombay - 10 Jan 1697 Karwar - Bombay 18 Feb - 22 May Mauritius - Cape 5 Aug - 30 Sep St Helena - 27 Jan 1698 Margate.

(3) 1698/9 Madras. Capt John Brown. Downs 29 Oct 1698 - 20 Dec Cadiz - 2 Mar 1699 Cape - 2 Jun Fort St David - 4 Jun Madras - 24 Jul Fort St David - 1 Aug Pondicherry - 4 Aug Madras - 26 Aug Masulipatam - 30 Aug Vizagapatam - 16 Sep Balasore - 25 Dec Vizagapatam - 30 Jan 1700 Masulipatam - 3 Feb Madras - 17 Jun St Helena - 27 Sep Downs.



 

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