Ceres

29184
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1796EICS
First Commissioned1797EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall EICS
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1816EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck176' 7"Imperial Feet53.6471 
Length of Keel143' 11 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Breadth43' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet13.1255 
Depth in Hold17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,430Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1796 - 1807Thomas Newte (c.1749-1806)IORMAR
1807 - 1816George StevensIORMAR

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1797 - 29.7.1801Captain (HEIC)George StevensIORMAR19.1.1802 - 1809Captain (HEIC)William DunsfordIORMAR1810 - 1816Captain (HEIC)Hugh ScottIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Perry, launched 1796, 3 decks, 5in bottom, length 176ft 7in, keel 143ft 11½in, breadth 43ft 2¾in, hold 17ft 5½in, wing transom 26ft 9in, port cell 29ft 9½in, waist 3ft 10½in, between decks 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 7in, ports 15 middle & upper, deck range 101ft 5½in, 1430 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-5 Thomas Newte

6-9 George Stevens.

Voyages:

(1) 1796 Madras and China. Capt George Stevens. Portsmouth 6 Apr 1797 - 27 Jul Madras - 6 Sep Penang - 15 Oct Malacca - 22 Dec Whampoa - 28 Feb 1798 Second Bar - 5 Aug St Helena - 22 Oct Long Reach.

(2) 1799/1800 Madras and China. Capt George Stevens. Portsmouth 17 Mar 1800 - 13 Jul Madras - 27 Aug Penang - 30 Oct Whampoa - 14 Dec Second Bar - 15 Apr 1801 St Helena - 17 Jun Long Reach.

(3) 1801/2 China. Capt William Dunsford. Downs 4 Mar 1802 - 30 Jul Whampoa - 23 Oct Second Bar - 15 Feb 1803 St Helena - 26 Apr Long Reach.

(4) 1803/4 China. Capt William Dunsford. Portsmouth 9 Jun 1804 - 17 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 13 Jan 1805 Whampoa - 14 Feb Second Bar - 21 Mar Malacca - 30 Jun St Helena - 15 Sep Long Reach.

(5) 1805/6 Bombay and China. Capt William Dunsford. Portsmouth 4 Mar 1806 - 20 Jun Bombay - 4 Sep Penang - 3 Dec Whampoa - 13 Dec Second Bar - 20 Jan 1807 Penang - 17 Apr St Helena - 5 Jul Long Reach.

(6) 1807/8 Madras and China. Capt William Dunsford. Portsmouth 5 Mar 1808 - 31 May Cape - 3 Aug Madras - 21 Aug Penang - 5 Sep Malacca - 4 Oct Whampoa - 2 Feb 1809 Second Bar - 2 Mar Lintin - 22 Mar Malacca - 31 Mar Penang - 7 Jul St Helena - 14 Sep Greenhithe.

(7) 1810/11 China. Capt Hugh Scott. Portsmouth 8 Apr 1811 - 13 Jul Cape - 30 Aug Penang - 22 Oct Whampoa - 18 Dec Second Bar - 21 Mar 1812 St Helena - 15 May Long Reach.

(8) 1812/3 St Helena, Benkulen and China. Capt Hugh Scott. Portsmouth 24 Dec 1812 - St Helena - Benkulen - Penang - Malacca - Whampoa - St Helena - 10 Aug 1814 Long Reach.

(9) 1814/5 St Helena and China. Capt Hugh Scott. Downs 3 Apr 1815 - 28 May St Helena - 22 Aug Penang - 9 Sep Malacca - 13 Oct Whampoa - 30 Nov Second Bar - 25 Mar 1816 St Helena - 14 May Long Reach.



Sources


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

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