Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardCalcutta - Bengal - Hooghly EICS
Ship TypeMerchantman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen768Tons BM 


1794 - 1807 Haggey & Co.EICS

1 Commanding Officer

1797 - 1801Captain (HEIC)John Haggey (d.1802)EICS

Notes on Ship


Built on the Hugli 1794, 760 tons.


(1) From Bengal 1799. Capt John Hassey. Calcutta 18 May 1797 - left Bengal 20 Jul - 29 Aug Madras - 17 Sep Penang - 11 Dec Madras - 29 Jan 1798 Calcutta - 8 Dec Kedgeree - left Bengal 20 Jan 1799 - 2 Apr St Helena - Downs.


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Posted by AvM on Thursday 1st of August 2019 22:48

The ship Calcutta of John Haggey mentioned above (as tekan and retaken) was registered at London
#325 on 29 Aug 1799 master John Haggey, 768 90/94bm

As such mentioned oin Register of Shipping 1802
master J.Haggey 768t built Calcutta 1798
owner Capt & Co depth 21ft teek built class AI in 1799.
5 years old , so built 1797(?)
still listed in Register 1805, but still with class of 1799

Note that in that time extant CALCUTTA built 1798 of 819 52/94t built by Wells, Deptford, which lost 1809.

Posted by AvM on Thursday 1st of August 2019 22:34

According to LLoyd's List

14 jan 1800
Calcutta, Haggy from London to India
was taken near Madeeira 17.12.1799 by the French frigate La Syrene" and crvette "La Bergere" of Cayenne, and retanken same dab by frigate L'Amiable and is arrived at Plymouth.


Calcutta, M'Donald sailed from Bombay to the Red Sea on 10.05.1801

Posted by AvM on Thursday 1st of August 2019 22:19

According to Hackman she was not HEIC ship, so very probably country ship.

Phipps suggested she was lost in the Red Sea, on thr Egyptian expedition on 8th September 1801.

A New Oriental Register and East-India Directory.
She is registered in Calcutta in 1801
owned by Haggey & M'Donald, master W.M'donald , 760t

Not listed in 1803.

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