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29332
Nominal Guns32E-WIKI
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1.3.1800E-WIKI
First Commissioned1800EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards IORMAR
Constructor William Barnard (c.1776-1805)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantE-WIKI
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Upbef.6.1827E-WIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen1201Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck165' 1 ½"Imperial Feet50.3047 
Length of Keel133' 11"Imperial Feet40.5392 
Breadth41' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet12.5159 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1201Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1799 - 1823 Robert WilliamsIORMAR

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1800110 IORMAR
1800100 E-WIKI
1804140 E-WIKI

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1800 - 9.2.1802Captain (HEIC) John RamsdenIORMAR7.2.1803 - 10.12.1812Captain (HEIC) Robert Hunter BrownIORMAR22.12.1813 - 25.5.1818Captain (HEIC) Nathaniel TurnerIORMAR25.1.1820 - 29.5.1823Captain (HEIC) Samuel LydeIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
24.3.1800

Letter of marque acquired.

E-WIKI
14.2.1804Battle of Pulo Aura


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Barnard 1799, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 165ft 1½in, keel 133ft 11in, breadth 41ft ¾in, hold 17ft, wing transom 26ft 3½in, port cell 29ft 3in, waist 3ft 10½in, between decks 6ft 4in & 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 5in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 94ft 4in, 16 guns, 110 crew, 1201 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: Robert Williams.

Voyages:

(1) 1799/1800 China. Capt John Ramsden. Torbay 27 May 1800 - 12 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 21 Feb 1801 Whampoa - 7 May Second Bar - 21 Sep St Helena - 7 Dec Long Reach. Assisted in capture of French ship 5 Aug 1800.

(2) 1802/3 China. Capt Robert Hunter Brown. Downs 27 Apr 1803 - 3 Sep Whampoa - 25 Nov Second Bar - left China 6 Feb 1804 - 19 Feb Malacca - 1 Mar Penang - 9 Jun St Helena - 14 Aug Long Reach.

(3) 1804/5 Madras, Bengal and China. Capt Robert Hunter Brown. Portsmouth 25 Apr 1805 - 23 Aug Madras - 16 Sep Saugor - 13 Nov Penang - 2 Dec Malacca - 1 Feb 1806 Whampoa - 17 Mar Second Bar - 12 Aug St Helena - 3 Nov Long Reach.

(4) 1807/8 Madras and China. Capt Robert Hunter Brown. Portsmouth 5 Mar 1808 - 31 May Cape - 5 Aug Madras - 4 Oct Whampoa - 3 Feb 1809 Second Bar - 31 Mar Penang - 10 Jul St Helena - 14 Sep Long Reach.

(5) 1810/1 Bombay and China. Capt Robert Hunter Brown. Torbay 12 May 1811 - 5 Sep Bombay - 22 Dec Batavia - 8 Mar 1812 Whampoa - 29 Mar Second Bar - 23 Jul St Helena - 25 Oct Long Reach.

(6) 1813/4 China. Capt Nathaniel Turner. Portsmouth 9 Apr 1814 - 9 Sep Whampoa - 27 Dec Second Bar - 17 Apr 1815 St Helena - 2 Jul Long Reach.

(7) 1816/7 China. Capt Nathaniel Turner. Portsmouth 20 Apr 1817 - 9 Sep Whampoa - 26 Oct Second Bar - 20 Feb 1818 St Helena - 27 Apr Long Reach.

(8) 1819/20 St Helena and China. Capt Samuel Lyde. Downs 15 Mar 1820 - 18 May St Helena - 9 Oct Whampoa - 2 Feb 1821 Second Bar - 13 May St Helena - 25 Jul Long Reach.

(9) 1821/2 Bengal. Capt Samuel Lyde. Downs 12 Jun 1822 - 15 Oct New Anchorage - left Bengal 11 Jan 1823 - 7 Mar St Helena - 3 May Gravesend.



 

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