Earl Talbot

Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall EICS
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)EICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck176' 2"Imperial Feet53.6455 
Length of Keel145' 6 ½"Imperial Feet44.2087 
Breadth43' 3"Imperial Feet13.1318 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1428Tons BM 


1796 - 1800/10/22William MoffatIORMAR

2 Commanding Officers

1.1.1797 - 21.10.1798Captain (HEIC)Jeremiah DawkinsIORMAR1799 - 22.10.1800Captain (HEIC)John Hamilton DempsterIORMAR

1 Deck Officer

1.1.1797 - 21.10.1798Chief MateJohn DaleIORMAR

Service History

18.3.1797Sailed from Portsmouth IORMAR
18.10.1798Arrived at The Downs IORMAR
7.1.1800Sailed from Portsmouth IORMAR

Notes on Ship


Built by Perry, launched 1796, 3 decks, 5in bottom, length 176ft 2in, keel 145ft 6½in, breadth 43ft 3in, hold 17ft 6in, wing transom 26ft 9in, port cell 29th 9in, waist 3ft 10½in, between decks 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 7in, ports 15 middle & upper, deck range 101ft 10in, 1428 tons.

Principal Managing Owner: William Moffat.


(1) 1796/7 Madras and China. Capt Jeremiah Dawkins. Portsmouth 18 Mar 1797 - 9 Jul Madras - 5 Sep Penang - 15 Oct Malacca - 19 Dec Whampoa - 1 Mar 1798 Second Bar - 5 Aug St Helena - 18 Oct Downs.

(2) 1799/1800 Bombay and China. Capt John Hamilton Dempster. Portsmouth 7 Jan 1800 - lost on the Perates, South China Sea, 22 Oct 1800.


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