Falmouth

29597
Nominal Guns26IORMAR
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Keel Laid Down22.8.1750EICS
Launched14.8.1752EICS
First Commissioned20.11.1752EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall EICS
Constructor John Perry (1713-1771)EICS
CategoryMerchantIORMAR
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked13.6.1766EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEICS
Burthen668Tons BM 

Armament


1756Broadside Weight UnknownHCA26
Gun Deck30 Carriage Guns

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1756 Aaron Franks, The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), John Pelly Share holderHCA26
1756 - 1765 Henry Hinde Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR
1765 - 1766/06/13 John Durand Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
175299 IORMAR
175699 HCA26

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1752 - 16.11.1754Captain (HEIC) Thomas FieldIORMAR2.10.1756 - 21.5.1762Captain (HEIC) James DaleIORMAR4.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Captain (HEIC) Geoffrey O'HareIORMAR1765 - 13.6.1766Captain (HEIC) George HepburnIORMAR

9 Deck Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1756 - 21.5.1762Chief Mate Geoffrey O'HareHCA264.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Chief Mate Ambrose Cockref:9254.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Second Mate William Applegarthref:9254.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Third Mate Phineas Huntref:9254.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Fourth Mate Edward Robertsonref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Chief Mate Richard Thoresbyref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Second Mate Charles Newlandref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Third Mate William Nichollsref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Fourth Mate James Naltonref:925

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1762 - 18.9.1764Surgeon John Beanref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Surgeon James Symmonsref:9251765 - 13.6.1766Purser James Martinref:925

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 30 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26
13.6.1766

Stranded on Sogar Bank, Bengal

IORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Rated at 499 tons, 99 crew, 26 guns.

Principal Managing Owners:

4 Henry Hinde

5 John Durand.

Voyages:

(1) 1752/3 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Field. Downs 4 May 1753 - 30 May St Augustine's Bay - 25 Jul Madras - 7 Sep Culpee - 5 Dec Calcutta - 19 Jan 1754 Ingeli - 3 Jul St Helena - 7 Oct Downs.

(2) 1756/7 St Helena and Benkulen. Capt James Dale. Downs 30 Jan 1757 - 13 Mar Torbay - 22 Jan St Helena - 29 Sen Benkulen - 8 Nov Moco Moco - 25 Jan 1758 Manna - 15 Feb Benkulen - 21 Mar Batavia - 5 Jul St Helena - 3 Aug Fernando Loronho - 6 Nov Clyde - 23 Feb 1659 Cork - 20 Apr Downs.

(3) 1759/60 Madras. Capt James Dale. Downs 3 Feb 1760 - 20 Jul Anjengo - 3 Aug Cuddalore - 13 Aug Madras 4 Oct - 12 Dec Madras - 8 Feb 1761 Pondicherry - 18 Feb Madras - 27 Mar Pondicherry - 20 Apr Madras 6 Oct - 3 Jan 1762 St Helena - 7 Apr Plymouth - 3 May Long Reach.

(4) 1762/3 Madras and China. Capt Geoffrey O'Hare. Portsmouth 12 Jan 1763 - 28 Jun Madras - 15 Oct Whampoa - 9 Jan 1764 Bocca Tigris - 28 Jan Manila - 3 Jun St Helena - 17 Aug Blackwall.

(5) 1765/6 Bengal. Capt George Hepburn. Downs 10 May 1765 - stranded on Sogar Bank, Bengal, 13 Jun 1766.


Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/6/36 1756 October 2

Commander: James Dale.

Ship: Falmouth.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: The Hon. Edward Boscawen, John Pelly, Edward Jennings, Aaron Franks, Samuel Hunton, Henry Hind and John Pelly.

Lieutenant: Geoffrey O'Hara.

Gunner: Daniel Owins.

Boatswain: William Baker.

Carpenter: Nathaniel Wincklow.

Surgeon: David Carnegie.

Cook: John Wyburd.

Armament: 30 carriage guns.

Folio: 37



 

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