Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeMerchantman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1798EICS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen267Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer

21.7.1796 - 31.7.1798Captain (HEIC)James WilsonIORMAR

1 Commissioned Officer

21.7.1796 - 31.7.1798Second MateThomas GodsellIORMAR

Notes on Ship



(1) 1795/6 South Pacific and China. Capt James Wilson. Downs 13 Aug 1796 - 12 Nov Rio de Janeiro - 6 Mar 1797 Matavai - 10 Apr Tonga - 5 Jun Resolution Bay - 6 Jul Matavai - 18 Jul Tahiti - 18 Aug Tonga - 13 Dec Whampoa - left China 5 Jan 1798 - 16 Jan Malacca - 17 Mar Cape - 15 Apr St Helena - 24 Jun Cork - 10 Jul Long Reach.


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Posted by AvM on Friday 18th of October 2019 16:20

Please note thet there is wiki topic

Second voyage and loss

Duff at Rio Janiero (sic) in 1799
Captain Thomas Robson and Duff left Britain on 20 December 1798. She was carrying a second group of 30 missionaries for the South Pacific.[9]

The French privateer Grande Buonaparte captured Duff on 19 February 1799 off Cape Frio near Rio de Janeiro.[Note 3] Her captors took Duff to Montevideo, Uruguay, where they released her crew and passengers. The missionaries finally arrived back at London on 5 October 1799.[9]

Her captors sold Duff. Subsequently, Portuguese privateers captured Duff, only to lose her to French privateers. Her subsequent fate is currently unknown.[

Posted by AvM on Friday 18th of October 2019 15:27

From Hackman book.

DUFF. Ship. 1796-1798.
267 bm.
3.3.1794: Launched by Peter Everitt Mestaer, King and Queen Dock, Rotherhithe, for J. Cox & Co. Captain James
1802: No longer in Lloyd's Register.

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