Bessborough

29067
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched27.11.1772EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe EICS
Constructor John Randall (d.1776)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Hulked1788EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Building Material907Tons BM 
Length of Gundeck143' 8 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Length of Keel114' 8 ½"Imperial Feet34.7599 
Breadth38' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet4.5784 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1772/11/27 - 1788 Richard AtkinsonEICS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.12.1772 - 12.7.1775Captain (HEIC) Thomas RiddellEICS26.12.1776 - 23.8.1788Captain (HEIC) Alexander MontgomerieEICS


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Randall, launched 1772, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 143ft 8½in, keel 114ft 8½in, breadth 38ft 6¾in, hold 15ft 3¼in, wing transom 23ft 7in, between decks 6ft 4in, 907 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1772/3 Bombay and China. Capt Thomas Riddell. Portsmouth 26 Mar 1773 - 7 Jul Johanna - 2 Aug Bombay - 6 Nov Kedgeree - 28 Dec Ingeli - 26 Jan 1774 Tellicherry - 1 Feb Mangalore - 5 Mar Bombay - 25 Apr Onore - 29 Apr Mangalore - 4 May Tellicherry - 4 Jun Malacca - 8 Jul Whampoa - 24 Nov Second Bar - 20 Mar 1775 St Helena - 16 Jun Deptford.

(2) 1776/7 Bombay, Madras and China. Capt Alexander Montgomerie. Portsmouth 15 Jul 1777 - 3 Aug Madeira - 24 Nov Cape - 9 Feb 1778 Madras - 19 Mar Cochin - 31 Mar Tellicherry - 30 Apr Bombay - 29 Jul Madras - 23 Aug Cuddalore - 8 Sep Pondicherry - 25 Sep Cuddalore - 4 Nov Madras - 31 Dec Kedgeree - 16 Mar 1799 Madras - 17 Jun Bombay - 1 Nov Kedgeree - 21 Jan 1780 Madras - 13 Feb Pondicherry - 7 Mar Cochin - 11 Mar Tellicherry - 19 Mar Mangalore - 17 Apr Surat - 23 Apr Bombay - 15 Jul Madras - 19 Aug Malacca - 16 Sep Whampoa - 23 Jan 1781 Second Bar - 25 Jun St Helena - 19 Oct Downs.

(3) 1782/3 Bombay and Bengal. Capt Alexander Montgomerie. Portsmouth 17 Mar 1783 - 19 Jul Johanna - 16 Aug Bombay - 28 Oct Tellicherry - 3 Nov Cochin - 26 Nov Anjengo - 7 Feb 1784 Kedgeree - 17 Mar Calcutta - 9 Nov Ingeli - 15 Jan 1785 Narsapore - 24 Mar Cape - 17 Apr St Helena - 13 Jul Downs.

(4) 1785/6 Bombay and China. Capt Alexander Montgomerie. Downs 15 Apr 1786 - 5 May Madeira - 21 Jul Rio de Janeiro - 20 Dec Bombay - 2 Jul 1787 Penang - 24 Jul Malacca - 27 Aug Whampoa 8 Jan 1788 - 23 Apr St Helena - 9 Jul Downs.



 

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