Devonshire

29303
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1763EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall IORMAR
ConstructorJohn Perry (1713-1771)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1773EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen657Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1763 - 1773Charles FoulisIORMAR

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1763 - 14.7.1763Captain (HEIC)Andrew QuickeIORMAR10.2.1766 - 1.2.1768Captain (HEIC)William MercerIORMAR9.11.1768 - 6.10.1770Captain (HEIC)Matthew HoreIORMAR8.1.1772 - 1.1.1774Captain (HEIC)Robert MorganIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Perry, launched 1763, 3 decks, 3in bottom, 657 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: Charles Foulis.

Voyages:

(1) 1763/4 Madras and Bengal. Capt Andrew Quicke. Downs 20 Feb 1764 - 7 Mar Madeira - 21 Jun St Augustine's Bay - 4 Aug Madras - 29 Aug Vizagapatam - 14 Sep Culpee - 16 Nov Ingeli - 11 Mar 1765 St Helena - 18 Jun Long Reach.

(2) 1765/6 Bombay. Capt William Mercer. Downs 6 Apr 1766 - 4 May São Tiago - 15 Sep Johanna - 4 Dec Point de Galle - 11 Jan 1767 Anjengo - 18 Jan Cochin - 31 Jan Tellicherry 28 Bombay - 29 Aug St Helena - 11 Nov Downs.

(3) 1768/9 Madras and China. Capt Matthew Hore. Downs 19 Jan 1769 - 19 May Johanna - 23 Jun Madras - 24 Oct Whampoa - 15 Feb 1770 Second Bar - 29 May St Helena - 23 Aug Downs.

(4) 1771/2 Bombay. Capt Robert Morgan. Portsmouth 14 Apr 1772 - 9 May São Tiago - 27 Aug Johanna - 2 Oct Cochin - 13 Oct Tellicherry - 24 Oct Onore - 30 Oct Goa - 9 Nov Bombay - 11 Jan 1773 Surat - 16 Mar Bombay - 10 May Tellicherry - 16 Aug St Helena - 7 Nov Downs.



 

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Posted by West Marshall on Monday 28th of October 2019 18:52

On 14 April 1772 or thereabout, the “Devonshire” sailed from Portsmouth. Arthur Anderson West, my great grandfather, described the journey thus: It was rather a tedious voyage. They called at St Jago and stayed there a fortnight to ship wine. Soon after leaving that island they lost the trade wind, and made very slow progress. There was very little rough weather except at the Cape. They then touched at Johana in the Mozambique Channel on 27 August, after which a fever broke out in the ship, causing several deaths among the crew and passengers. Later on they called at Cochin, where a melancholy accident occurred. A party of the officers and passengers visiting the shore by invitation of the Governor, when landing in the ship’s boat were overset in the surf. Mrs Blomer, her two servants and Mr Moon, passengers, the second mate, doctor, purser, and a seaman were drowned. ... At length the “Devonshire” anchored in Bombay harbour on 10 Nov. 1772, seven months, less four days, after sailing from England.

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