Duke of Grafton

29398
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1768EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1781EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck136' 7"Imperial Feet41.4577 
Length of Keel109' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet33.2423 
Breadth35' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold14' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen804Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1768 - 1770John DurandIORMAR
1771 - 1773William NixonIORMAR
1775 - 1781John DurandIORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1768 - 9.9.1770Captain (HEIC)Brook SamsonIORMAR27.10.1771 - 5.11.1781Captain (HEIC)Samuel BullIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1768, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 136ft 7in, keel 109ft 7¾in, breadth 35ft 5¾in, hold 14ft 5½in, wing transom 22ft 8½in, between decks 5ft 10in, 804 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 John Durand

2 William Nixon

3-4 John Durand.

Voyages:

(1) 1768/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt Brook Samson. Downs 26 Mar 1769 - 27 Jul Johanna - 4 Sep Madras - 19 Sep Masulipatam - 11 Oct Culpee - 2 Feb 1770 Ingeli - 22 May St Helena - 30 Jul Downs.

(2) 1771/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt Samuel Bull. Portsmouth 1 Apr 1772 - 18 Jul St Augustine's Bay - 9 Aug Johanna - 13 Sep Madras - 12 Oct Culpee - 23 Jan 1773 Ingeli - 1 May Cape - 23 May Cape - 23 May St Helena - 1 Aug Downs.

(3) 1775/6 St Helena and Benkulen. Capt Samuel Bull. Portsmouth 25 Mar 1776 - 5 Jun St Helena - 3 Aug Cape - 21 Oct Batavia - 5 Feb 1777 Benkulen - 5 Oct Cape - 17 Nov St Helena - 4 Jan 1778 Lisbon - 23 Mar Downs.

(4) 1778/9 Madras and Bombay. Capt Samuel Bull. Portsmouth 7 Mar 1779 - 1 Apr Madeira - 6 Aug Cape - 19 Jan 1780 Madras - 15 Feb Pondicherry - 7 Mar Cochin - 28 Mar Goa - 25 Apr Surat - 30 Apr Bombay - 28 Sep Kedgeree - 12 Mar 1781 St Helena - 20 Oct Downs.



 

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