Fort William

29728
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1785EICS
ShipyardDeptford - London EICS
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1802EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck143' 6"Imperial Feet43.5899 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth35' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold14' 9"Imperial Feet4.3244 
Burthen798Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1785 - 1790David Mitchell Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR
1791 - 1802Robert DonaldIORMAR

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1785 - 23.9.1799Captain (HEIC)George SimsonIORMAR1.1.1801 - 21.7.1802Captain (HEIC)Joseph BouldersonIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1785, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 143ft 6in, keel 116ft, breadth 35ft 11¾in, hold 14ft 9in, wing transom 23ft 8in, port cell 26ft 2½in, waist 1ft 2in, between decks 6ft & 6ft 3in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 13 middle & upper, 798 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-2 David Mitchell

3-6 Robert Donald

Voyages:

(1) 1785/6 Madras and China. Capt George Simson. Downs 16 Jan 1786 - 10 Feb Madeira - 22 Jun Madras - 14 Aug Penang - 28 Aug Malacca - 29 Sep Whampoa - 6 Feb 1787 Second Bar - 14 Jun St Helena - 21 Aug Long Reach.

(2) 1788/9 Bombay and China. Capt George Simson. Downs 13 Dec 1788 - 3 Apr 1789 St Augustine's Bay - 3 Jun Bombay - 7 Sep Malacca - 11 Oct Whampoa - 27 Jan 1790 Second Bar - 19 Jun St Helena - 28 Aug Long Reach.

(3) 1792/3 Madras and Bengal. Capt George Simson. Portsmouth 22 May 1793 - 14 Sep Madras - 2 Nov Diamond Harbour - 8 Jan 1794 Saugor - 18 Jun St Helena - 10 Sep Long Reach.

(4) 1794/5 Madras and Bengal. Capt George Simson. Portsmouth 9 Jul 1795 - 7 Sep Rio de Janeior - 16 Dec Madras - 22 Feb 1796 Kedgeree - 27 Apr Saugor - 1 Jul Andamans - 27 Aug Madras - 24 Sep Diamond Harbour - 8 Dec Saugor - 3 Feb 1797 Madras - 14 Jul Cape - 12 Sep St Helena - 19 Dec Long Reach.

(5) 1797/8 China. Capt George Simson. Portsmouth 29 Apr 1798 - 5 Jul Rio de Janeiro - 28 Sep Balambang - 25 Nov Whampoa - 21 Jan 1799 Second Bar - 22 Feb Malacca - 17 May St Helena - 2 Aug Long Reach.

(6) 1800/1 Bombay. Capt Joseph Boulderson. Portsmouth 31 Mar 1801 - 23 Jul Bombay - 13 Oct Surat - 21 Oct Bombay - 23 Nov Tellicherry - 31 Dec Cochin - 3 Jan 1802 Anjengo - 5 Jan Quilon - 5 Apr St Helena - 11 Jun Long Reach.



 

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