Chapman

29195
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1781EICS
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire EICS
ConstructorThomas Fishburn (1718-1805)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Hired out29.4.1793EICS
BecomesBritish hired ship 'Chapman' (1793) (24)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck119' 6"Imperial Feet36.2792 
Length of Keel95' 11 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Breadth32' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen542Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1781 - 1813Abel Chapman (1769-1848)EICS

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780 - 1783Captain (HEIC)Thomas WalkerIORMAR1785 - 1787Captain (HEIC)John FoxIORMAR1811 - 1813Captain (HEIC)John ConstableIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built at Whitby, 2 decks, 4in bottom, length 119ft 6in, keel 95ft 1½in, breadth 32ft 8½in, hold 16ft 1in, wing transom 19ft, port cell 26ft 11in, waist 1ft, between decks 6ft 2in, ports 8 upper, 542 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: Abel Chapman.

Voyages:

(1) 1780/1 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Walker. Portsmouth 13 Mar 1781 - 15 Apr São Tiago - 11 Sep Kedgeree - 23 Nov Barrabulla - 10 Dec Madras - 12 Jan 1782 Cuddalore - 17 Jan 1782 Cuddalore - 17 Jan Negapatam - 10 Mar Madras - 24 Jun Nicobars - 29 Oct St Helena - 7 Feb 1783 Bristol Channel - 9 Mar Downs.

(2) 1785/6 China. Capt John Fox. Downs 12 Apr 1786 - 11 Sep Whampoa - 28 Jan 1787 Macao - 23 Apr St Helena - 25 Jun Downs.

(3) 1811/2 Bombay, Madras and Bengal. Capt John Constable. Portsmouth 10 Mar 1812 - 11 Aug Bombay - 24 Aug Madras - 14 Sep Calcutta - 30 Nov Saugor - 16 Mar 1813 St Helena - 7 Jun Long Reach.



 

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