Earl Cornwallis

29553
Nominal Guns26IORMAR
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1783EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey E-WIKI
Constructor John Wells (d.1794)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantIORMAR
Ship TypeEast Indiaman EICS
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Last Mentioned1808E-WIKI

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)E-WIKI
Gun Deck12 British 9-Pounder

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

Owners


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

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 Mate Thomas HodgsonIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
1800Refitted as a 12 gun Merchant Convict Ship E-WIKI


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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