Canton

29153
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1790EICS
ShipyardUnknownEICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Last known1811EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen1209Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1790 - 1805William LushingtonIORMAR
1807 - 1811John MavorIORMAR

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1790 - 14.10.1795Captain (HEIC)Thomas BreterellIORMAR15.1.1796 - 17.9.1797Captain (HEIC)Abel VyvyanIORMAR30.10.1799 - 14.11.1805Captain (HEIC)Thomas LushingtonIORMAR30.11.1807 - 25.11.1809Captain (HEIC)John Christopher LochnerIORMAR24.1.1810 - 23.11.1811Captain (HEIC)George GrayIORMAR

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1794 - 14.10.1795Chief MateAbel VyvyanIORMAR15.1.1796 - 30.1.1799Chief MateEthelbert LyneIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1790, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 165ft 4in, keel 134ft 2¾in, breadth 41ft 2in, hold 17ft, wing transom 25ft 8in, port cell 28ft 10½in, waist 3ft 7½in, between decks 6ft 4in & 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 6in, ports 14 middle & 13 upper, deck range 98ft, 1210 tons.

Principal Managing Owners: 1-6 William Lushington, 7-8 John Mavor.

Voyages:

(1) 1790/1 Bombay and China. Capt Thomas Bretrell. Downs 27 Jan 1791 - 23 May Bombay - 16 Sep Whampoa - 23 Nov Second Bar - 2 Mar 1792 St Helena - 24 Apr Purfleet.

(2) 1793/4 China. Capt Thomas Bretrell. Portsmouth 2 May 1794 - 27 Sep Whampoa - 26 Nov Second Bar - 14 Apr 1795 St Helena - 25 Jul Long Reach.

(3) 1795/6 St Helena, Madras and China. Capt Abel Vyvyan. Portsmouth 12 Apr 1796 - 23 Jun St Helena - 1 Sep Madras - 24 Oct Trincomalee - 29 Nov Colombo - 9 Apr 1797 Whampoa - 27 May Second Bar - 25 Aug Amoy - 24 Sep Whampoa - 26 Feb 1798 Second Bar - 5 Aug St Helena - 23 Oct Long Reach.

(4) 1799/1800 Bombay and China. Capt Thomas Lushington. Portsmouth 7 Jan 1800 - 2 May Johanna - 26 May Bombay 17 Aug - 24 Sep Malacca - 1 Oct Singapore - 5 Nov Whampoa - 29 Dec Second Bar - 16 Apr 1801 St Helena - 17 Jun Long Reach.

(5) 1801/2 Bombay and China. Capt Thomas Lushington. Portsmouth 12 Feb 1802 - 11 Jun Bombay - 5 Sep Malacca - 27 Sep Whampoa - 9 Dec Second Bar - 31 Mar 1803 St Helena - 2 Jun Long Reach.

(6) 1803/4 Ceylon and China. Capt Thomas Lushington. Portsmouth 20 Mar 1804 - 17 Jul Ceylon - 21 Jul Madras - 27 Aug Penang - 14 Sep Malacca - 15 Oct Whampoa - 15 Dec Second Bar - 2 Jan 1805 Lintin - 21 Jan Penang - 2 Apr St Helena 11 Jul - 15 Sep Long Reach.

(7) 1807/8 China. Capt John Christopher Lochner. Portsmouth 5 Mar 1808 - 31 May Cape - 3 Aug Madras - 22 Aug Penang - 6 Sep Malacca - 6 Oct Whampoa - 2 Feb 1809 Second Bar - 1 Apr Penang - 11 Jul St Helena - 14 Sep Long Reach.

(8) 1809/10 China. Capt George Gray. Portsmouth 28 Apr 1810 - 5 Sep Penang - 26 Sep Malacca - 10 Dec Whampoa - 9 Feb 1811 Second Bar - 11 Jul St Helena - 18 Sep Carrig Roads - 29 Sep Northfleet.



Sources


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

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Posted by AvM on Monday 5th of August 2019 19:11

From Hackman book:

CANTON. Ship. 1790-1811.
1209.92/94 bm. 134'3 x 41'2 x 17'0
8.11.1790: Launched by Wells, Deptford, for William Lushington. Captain Thomas Brettell.
1) 27.1.1791 - 24.4.1792: Bombay and China.
2) 2.5.1794 - 25.7.1795: China direct.77
3) 12.4.1796 - 23.10.1798: St.Helena, Coromandel Coast and China. Captain Abel Vyvyan.
4) 7.1.1800 - 17.6.1802: Bombay and China. Captain Thomas Lushington.
5) 12.2.1802 - 2.6.1803: Bombay and China.
6) 20.3.1804 - 12.9.1805: Ceylon and China.
Sold to John Mavor.
7) 5.3.1808 - 14.4.1809: China direct. Captain John Christopher Lochner.
8) 28.4.1818 - 29.9.1811: China direct. Captain George Gray.
1812: Sold as a West Indiaman. Later used as a transport and storeship, before being hulked.
1829: Hulk stripped and sunk as a dry dock.
1898: Hulk finally broken up.

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