Fortitude

29712
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1780EICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured23.6.1782EICS
BecomesPortugese Merchant merchantman 'Fortitude' (1782)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck139' 4 ½"Imperial Feet42.3799 
Length of Keel111' 9"Imperial Feet33.8536 
Breadth36' 1 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold14' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen775Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1780 - 1782/06/23Jeffery Jackson Principal Managing OwnerEWIKI

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178070 EWIKI

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.12.1780 - 23.6.1782Captain (HEIC)Charles GregorieIORMAR

Service History


DateEventSource
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
23.6.1782Taken by La Fine (32) IORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1780, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 139ft 4½in, keel 111ft 9in, breadth 36ft 1½in, hold 14ft 9½in, wing transom 23ft 9in, port cell 26ft 3½in, between decks 6ft 1in & 6ft 6½in, roundhouse 6ft 5½in, ports 12 middle & upper, 775 tons.

Voyages:

(1) 1780/1 Madras and Bengal. Capt Charles Gregorie. Portsmouth 13 Mar 1781 - 15 Apr engagment with French off São Tiago - 17 Aug Madras - 28 Sep Kedgeree - 10 Nov Saugor - 10 Dec Madras - 16 Feb 1782 Kedgeree - 8 May 'Cockelee' - 23 Jun captured by French frigate La Fine.



 

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