Duke of Sussex

29434
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched14.12.1826EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardUnknownEICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Sold for Break Up1839ref:1381

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck166' 1"Imperial Feet50.5972 
Length of Keel133' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet40.5416 
Breadth43' 4 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Burthen1,336Tons BM 
Height Between Decks17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1826/12/14 - 1834Stewart Marjoribanks (1774-1863)IORMAR

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1827 - 14.6.1834Captain (HEIC)Walter Horrocks Whitehead (1797-1868)IORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Thames Shipbuilding Co, launched 14 Dec 1826, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 166ft 1in, keel 133ft 6 1/8in, breadth 43ft 4½in, hold 17ft 2in, wing transom 26ft 2½in, port cell 29ft 7in, waist 1ft 4in, between decks 6ft 8in & 6ft 5in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 14 middle & 13 upper, deck range 97ft 6in, 1336 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: Stewart Marjoribanks.

Voyages:

(1) 1826/7 China. Capt Walter Horrocks Whitehead. Downs 26 Apr 1827 14 Aug Penang - 4 Sep Malacca - 9 Sep Singapore - 1 Oct Whampoa - 10 Feb 1828 Second Bar - 19 Apr St Helena - 9 Jun Blackwall.

(2) 1828/9 Bombay and China. Capt Walter Horrocks Whitehead. Downs 1 Mar 1829 - 2 Jun Bombay - 26 Aug Urmston's Bay - 22 Jan 1830 Lintin - 10 Feb Whampoa - 28 Feb Second Bar - 23 May St Helena - 6 Jul Blackwall.

(3) 1830/1 Bombay and China. Capt Walter Horrocks Whitehead. Torbay 18 Feb 1831 - 31 May Bombay - 21 Aug Singapore - 10 Sep Whampoa - 10 Nov Second Bar - 28 Jan 1832 St Helena - 21 Mar Blackwall.

(4) 1832/3 Bombay and China. Capt Walter Horrocks Whitehead. Downs 16 Jan 1833 - 15 May Bombay - 16 Jul Penang - 4 Aug Singapore - 1 Sep Whampoa - 9 Dec Second Bar - 1 Mar 1834 Cape - 20 Mar St Helena - 19 May Blackwall.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
ref:1381Ships of the East India CompanyRowan HackmanBook
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Thursday 31st of October 2019 17:40

London Courier and Evening Gazette - Saturday 16 December 1826

Thursday, vessel ot 1,400 ton* burden, built by Messrs. Gordon, the ship builders, of Deptford was launched from the yard atth.it place. The vessel to which the name of the Sussex.” had been given was built the above firm fur the Hast India Company, for the purpose of replacing the Kent, which was recently destroyed by hre in the Bay of Biscay, her outward-bound passage. The day was extremely propitious, and, it being understood that his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex was to he present, an immense concourse of spectators assembled lo witness the ceremony. About half-past one, bis Royal Highness, accompanied by imveral noblemen and gentlemen, arrived, and they by Mr. Gordon and others of the firm,


Posted by AvM on Thursday 31st of October 2019 17:37

DUKE OF SUSSEX. Ship. 1826-1834.
1336 bm. 133'7 x 43'5 x 17'2 14.12.1826: Launched by the Thames Shipbuilding Co., Deptford, for Stewart
Marjoribanks. Captain William H.Whitehead.
1) 26.4.1827 - 8.6.1828: China direct.
2) 1.3.1829 - 5.7.1830: Bombay and China.
3) 18.2.1831 - 21.3.1832: Bombay and China.
4) 16.1.1833 - 18.5.1834: Bombay and China.
1834 - 1839: Continued trading to India and the Far East for the same owner.
1839: Sold for breaking up

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