Duke of Montrose

29404
Nominal Guns26EICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1785EICS
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe EICS
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1808EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck142' 10 ½"Imperial Feet43.2943 
Length of Keel116' 2 ½"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Breadth35' ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen762Tons BM 

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1785 - 16.6.1787Captain (HEIC)Alexander GrayIORMAR13.11.1787 - 23.9.1789Captain (HEIC)Joseph DorinIORMAR5.1.1792 - 16.6.1793Captain (HEIC)James DorinIORMAR24.12.1793 - 2.9.1795Captain (HEIC)Patrick BurtIORMAR2.2.1797 - 21.8.1799Captain (HEIC) TorbayIORMAR18.12.1800 - 16.9.1802Captain (HEIC)Patrick BurtIORMAR1803 - 10.2.1809Captain (HEIC)John PatersonIORMAR

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1808 - 9.2.1809Second MateEdward Smith EllisIORMAR


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.10.1795-1796British expedition to the West IndiesHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) 

Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Randall, launched 1784, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 142ft 10½in, keel 116ft 2½in, breadth 35ft 1½in, hold 15ft, wing transom 22ft 5in, port cell 26ft 7½in, between decks 6ft & 6ft 2in, roundhouse 6ft 4in, ports 13 middle & upper, 762 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 James Farquharson

2-3 Robert Farquharson

4 James Farquharson

5-6 William Fraser

7 Moses Agar

8 William Masson.

Voyages:

(1) 1784/5 Bombay and China. Capt Alexander Gray. Portsmouth 22 Mar 1785 - 9 Apr Madeira - 13 Jul Johanna - 6 Aug Bombay - 28 Oct Tellicherry - 26 Nov Bombay - 31 Mar 1786 Anjengo - 8 Apr Tellicherry - 17 May Bombay - 21 Jul Malacca - 9 Aug Whampoa - 16 Nov Second Bar - 14 Mar 1787 St Helena - 19 May Long Reach.

(2) 1787/8 Bombay and China. Capt Joseph Dorin. Portsmouth 5 Apr 1788 - 5 Aug Bombay - 25 Nov Batavia - 8 Feb 1789 Whampoa - 11 Mar Second Bar - 27 Jun St Helena - 1 Sep Gravesend.

(3) 1791/2 Bombay. Capt James Dorin. Downs 8 Mar 1792 - 4 Jul Bombay - 3 Oct Tellicherry - 21 Oct Calicut - 2 Nov Anjengo - 13 Nov Calicut - 17 Nov Tellicherry - 8 Dec Bombay - 13 Mar 1793 St Helena - 19 Jun Long Reach.

(4) 1793/4 Bombay. Capt Patrick Burt. Portsmouth 2 May 1794 - 4 Sep Bombay - 31 Oct Calicut - 12 Nov Anjengo - 24 Nov Cochin - 10 Dec Tellicherry - 25 Dec Bombay - 21 Jan 1795 Tellicherry - 18 Mar St Helena - 25 Jul Long Reach.

(5) 1796/7 Madras and Bengal. Capt Torbay 22 Sep 1797 - 3 Feb 1798 Madras - 27 Mar Calcutta - 15 Dec Saugor - 22 Feb 1799 Point de Galle - 18 May St Helena - 1 Aug Gravesend.

(6) 1800/1 Madras and Bengal. Capt Patrick Burt. Portsmouth 31 Mar 1801 - 26 Jul Madras - 20 Aug Diamond Harbour - 11 Jan Saugor - 14 Jun St Helena - 22 Aug Long Reach.

(7) 1803/4 Madras. Capt John Paterson. Portsmouth 10 Jul 1804 - 17 Feb 1806 moorings.

(8) 1806/7 St Helena, Bengal and Penang. Capt John Paterson. Portsmouth 26 Feb 1807 - 15 May St Helena - 2 Oct Diamond Harbour - 24 Nov Saugor - 15 Dec Penang - 9 Feb 1808 Kedgeree - 25 Mar Saugor - 10 Sep St Helena - 23 Dec Long Reach.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

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Posted by West Marshall on Monday 28th of October 2019 19:11

In January 1793 Robert Kitson sent his daughter Nancy to England in the ship “Duke of Montrose’ under Captain Joseph Dorin, with a native woman as servant, under the charge of Mr and Mrs James Tod. 1,000 rupees were paid for the passage. They arrived at Portsmouth on 9 June 1793.

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