Earl Cornwallis

29553
Nominal Guns26IORMAR
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1783EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey EWIKI
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantIORMAR
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Last Mentioned1808EWIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck145' 6"Imperial Feet44.1994 
Length of Keel118' 7"Imperial Feet35.9763 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen774Tons BM 

Armament


1798Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)EWIKI
Gun Deck12 British 9-Pounder

1798Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)IORMAR
Gun Deck6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1783 - 1787James Farquharson (1728-1795)IORMAR
1787 - 1792Robert FarquharsonIORMAR
1793 - 1797James Farquharson (1728-1795)IORMAR
1798 - 1800William UrquhartIORMAR
1800 - 1808 Wilson & Co.EWIKI

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1783 - 25.10.1785Captain (HEIC)Burnet AbercrombyIORMAR16.10.1785 - 18.11.1796Captain (HEIC)Thomas HodgsonIORMAR28.6.1798 - 1808Captain (HEIC)James TennantIORMAR

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1783 - 25.10.1785Second MateThomas HodgsonIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
1800Refitted as a 12 gun Merchant Convict Ship EWIKI


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
5.1795-9.1795British invasion of the Dutch Cape Colony  

Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1783, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 145ft 6in, keel 118ft 7in, hold 14ft, wing transom 23ft 8in, port cell 26ft 7½in, waist 1ft 4in, between decks 6ft & 6ft 2in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 13 middle & upper, 26 guns, 774 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-3 James Farquharson

4 Robert Farquharson

5-6 James Farquharson

7 William Urquhart

Voyages:

(1) 1783/4 Madras and Bengal. Capt Burnet Abercromby. Downs 31 Mar 1784 - 26 Jul False Bay - 7 Oct Madras - 17 Nov Kedgeree - 10 Mar 1785 Saugor - 16 May Port Louis - 14 Jul St Helena - 2 Oct Downs.

(2) 1785/6 China. Capt Thomas Hodgson. Downs 4 Mar 1786 - 21 Aug Whampoa - 22 Dec Second Bar - 22 Mar 1787 St Helena - 22 May Downs.

(3) 1787/8 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Hodgson. Downs 28 Jan 1788 - 20 Feb Madeira - 6 Jul Madras - 5 Sep Malacca - 9 Oct Whampoa - 27 Dec Second Bar - 1 May 1789 St Helena - 9 Jul Downs.

(4) 1790/1 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Hodgson. Portsmouth 7 Mar 1791 - 19 Jun Madras - 12 Sep Whampoa - 26 Nov Second Bar - 14 Feb 1792 St Helena - 30 Mar Downs.

(5) 1792/3 Bengal. Capt Thomas Hodgson. Portsmouth 7 Jul 1793 - 19 Sep Cape - 10 Dec Diamond Harbour - 28 Jan 1794 Saugor - 1 May St Helena - 20 Jul Galway Bay - 27 Aug Downs.

(6) 1794/5 China. Capt Thomas Hodgson. Portsmouth 24 May 1795 - 3 Sep Simon's Bay - 1 Oct False Bay - 7 Mar 1796 Whampoa - 21 Jun Second Bar - voyage ended 13 Feb 1797.

(7) 1798/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt James Tennant. Portsmouth 4 Oct 1798 - 20 Jan 1799 Cape - 12 Apr Madras - 11 May Ceylon - 18 May Madras - 30 May Diamond Harbour - 25 Aug Saugor - 27 Jan 1800 St Helena - 30 May Downs.



 

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