Eagle

29515
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1772EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypePacket
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured22.2.1780EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck100' 7"Imperial Feet30.6578 
Length of Keel82' 3"Imperial Feet25.0317 
Breadth24' 3"Imperial Feet7.3343 
Depth in Hold9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen257Tons BM 

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1773 - 20.4.1776Captain (HEIC)Edward WilsonIORMAR8.12.1777 - 22.2.1778Captain (HEIC)Arthur MaxwellIORMAR

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1777 - 22.2.1778Chief MateCharles Martin Le FortIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Company's packet, built by Wells, 2 decks, 3in bottom, length 100ft 7in, keel 82ft 3in, breadth 24ft 3in, hold 9ft 3in, wing transom 15ft 6in, 257 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1772/3 St Helena and Madras. Capt Edward Wilson. Downs May 1773 - 15 Jun Falmouth - 2 Oct Plymouth - 1 Feb 1774 São Tiago - 18 Apr St Helena - 26 Jun Johanna - 2 Aug Madras - 14 Sep Malacca - 30 Oct Balambangan - 22 Jan 1775 Borneo river - 14 Jul Rat Island - 31 Oct St Helena - Feb 1776 Londonderry - 13 Apr Downs.

(2) 1776/7 Madras and Bengal. Capt Arthur Maxwell. Portsmouth Jun 1777 - 7 Mar 1778 Cape - 13 Jun Madras - 30 Jun Calcutta - 1 Oct Madras - 25 Jan 1779 St Helena - 1 May Downs. (3) 1779/80 Bengal. Capt Arthur Maxwell. Downs 1 Feb 1780 - captured by the French 22 Feb.



Sources


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

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