Earl of Ashburnham

29562
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1761EICS
First Commissioned1762EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London IORMAR
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1777EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Engines112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Burthen777Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1761 - 1773John Hallett Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1762 - 12.9.1767Captain (HEIC)Thomas PearceIORMAR26.10.1768 - 14.9.1773Captain (HEIC)Richard PeirceIORMAR10.12.1773 - 1777LieutenantJohn Lowder (c.1739-1813) ADM 354/188/254ADM354

Service History


DateEventSource
6.5.1762Sailed from Portsmouth ref:925
29.4.1764Arrived at The Downs ref:925
10.11.1773Refitted as a Hired Vessel Transport ADM354


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1761, 3 decks, 3in bottom, keel 112ft 2½in, 777 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 John Hallett

2-4 John Durand.

Voyages:

(1) 1761/2 Bengal. Capt Thomas Pearce. Portsmouth 6 May 1762 - 1 Sep Delagoa Bay - 25 Dec Kedgeree - 20 Sep 1763 Ingeli - 16 Jan 1764 Cape - 26 Feb St Helena - 5 May Erith.

(2) 17656 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Pearce. Portsmouth 24 Dec 1765 - 13 Mar 1766 Cape - 16 Jun Madras - 6 Oct Whampoa - 30 Jan 1767 Second Bar - 9 May St Helena - 27 Jul Erith.

(3) 1768/9 Madras and China. Capt Richard Peirce. Downs 18 Jan 1769 - 31 May Madras - 18 Sep Whampoa - 4 Jan 1770 Second Bar - 14 May St Helena - 1 Aug Erith.

(4) Madras and China. Capt Richard Peirce. Portsmouth 16 Jan 1772 - 25 Jun Madras - 26 Aug Malacca - 8 Oct Whampoa - 26 Jan 1773 Second Bar - 18 Apr Cape - 10 May St Helena - 3 Aug Gravesend.

(5) 1773/4 Bengal. Capt Martin Waghorn. Portsmouth 19 Nov 1773 as transport with HMS Salisbury and Seahorse under Commodore Sir Edward Hughes - Calcutta - 7 Jan 1777 - left Bengal 11 Apr - 3 Aug St Helena - 15 Dec Erith.



 

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