Comet

29245
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched29.3.1800EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet EICS
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered1816EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Length of Gundeck120' 1 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Length of Keel95' 7 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen529Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1800/03/29 - 1807John St Barbe (1741-1816)EICS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1801 - 10.2.1803Captain (HEIC)Thomas LarkinsIORMAR1803 - 4.6.1807Captain (HEIC)James MoringIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
1807Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship EICS
1810Refitted as a Merchant West Indiaman EICS


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Extra ship, built by Wells, launched 1801, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 120ft 1½in, keel 95ft 7½in, breadth 32ft 3in, hold 12ft 5in, wing transom 20ft 7½in, port cell 22ft 9in, waist 6in, between decks 4ft 11in & 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 11 middle & upper, 529 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: John St Barbe.

Voyages:

(1) 1800/1 Bengal. Capt Thomas Larkins. Portsmouth 9 Sep 1801 - 9 Feb 1802 Calcutta - 7 May Diamond Harbour - 23 May returned to Calcutta - 7 Jul Diamond Harbour - 2 Aug Kedgeree - 8 Nov St Helena - 5 Jan 1803 Long Reach.

(2) 1802/3 St Helena and Bengal. Capt James Moring. Portsmouth 21 Jun 1803 - captured north of Madeira 1 Jul, recovered.

(3) 1804/5 Madras and Bengal. Capt James Moring. Cork 31 Aug 1805 - 29 Sep Madeira - 12 Nov San Salvador - 6 Jan 1806 Cape - 22 Apr Madras - 5 Jun Masulipatam - 17 Jun Calcutta - 18 Aug Culpee - 24 Sep Saugor - 10 Oct Madras - 18 Oct Trincomalee - 30 Dec Cape - 23 Jan 1807 St Helena - 15 Apr Blackwall.



 

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