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Fort William

29729
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1806EICS
First Commissioned12.10.1809EICS
ShipyardCalcutta - Bengal - Hooghly EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1827EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck162' 6"Imperial Feet49.3801 
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth46' 3"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen1,137Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1806 - 1827  Principal Managing OwnerGilmore & Co.IORMAR

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.10.1809 - 29.6.1810Captain (HEIC)
J. P. ParishBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1809-1810
IORMAR
16.12.1815 - 30.7.1817Captain (HEIC)
John InnesBritish
Ship Owner
Merchant Sailor
Service 1806-1833
IORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built at Calcutta, launched 1806, 3 decks, 4½in bottom, length 162ft 6in, keel 132ft, breadth 46ft 3in, hold 16ft 5in, wing transom 25ft 5in, port cell 29ft, waist 1ft 10in, between decks 6ft 6in & 6ft 6¼in, roundhouse 6ft 8in, ports 14 middle & 13 upper, deck range 99ft, 1137 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

Gilmore & Co.

Voyages:

(1) From India 1809. 'East Indies' 12 Oct 1809 - 25 Dec Cape - 13 Jan 1810 St Helena - 24 Mar Greenhithe.

(2) From China 1812. Capt J R Parish. Whampoa 29 Jul 1812 - 13 Aug Second Bar - 22 Oct Malacca - 25 Jan 1813 Cape - 8 Mar St Helena - 18 May Long Reach.

(3) 1815/6 Madras and China. Capt John Innes. Falmouth 9 Mar 1816 - 3 Jul Madras - 12 Aug Penang - 6 Sep Malacca - 6 Nov Whampoa - 1 Jan 1817 Second Bar - 16 Apr St Helena - 24 Jun Gravesend.

(4) 1825/6 Bengal. Capt James Neish. Portsmouth 27 Aug 1826 - 19 Jan 1827 Kedgeree - 15 Feb Calcutta.



 

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Posted by AvM on Wednesday 6th of October 2021 11:24

London Register
#623 18 July 1826 master J.Neish 1179 22/94 bm
de novo
17/1827 Calcutta (?)


Posted by AvM on Wednesday 6th of October 2021 11:24

London Register
#623 18 July 1826 master J.Neish 1179 22/94 bm
de novo
17/1827 Calcutta (?)


Posted by AvM on Tuesday 5th of October 2021 19:27

London Register
#623 18 July 1826 master J.Neish 1179 22/94 bm
de novo
17/1827 Calcutta (?)


Posted by AvM on Monday 4th of October 2021 22:06

From Hackman book

FORT WILLIAM. Ship. 1816-1817.
1129 bm 132'0 x 40'3 x 16'5
5.1806: Launched by Gilmore & Co., Calcutta, for William Fairlie. Captain John Innes.
1806 - 1816; 1817 - 1846: Traded privately to India as a licensed ship. until 1834, then on own account.
1) 9.3.1816 - 24.6.1817: Madras and China.
1846: Purchased by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. to replace the wrecked FREDERIK VI. as a
hulk at Gibraltar.
1875: Sold for breaking up.


Posted by Estelle Quick on Tuesday 10th of August 2021 08:14

One of my ancestors, Jacob Anderson, was cook on the Fort William from 1826 until his death in Calcutta in 1858. I have his merchant seaman records and the Calcutta burial record which confirm the name of the ship. Up to 1841 the captain was James Neish of Dundee. Same ship or a new incarnation of the name?

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