Ganges

29749
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1778EICS
ShipyardDeptford - London IORMAR
Constructor John Wells (d.1794)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1795EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck139' 7"Imperial Feet42.3718 
Length of Keel112' 1"Imperial Feet34.1397 
Breadth36' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet10.9792 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen784Tons BM 


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
3.1796-5.1796British expedition to the West Indies  

Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1778, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 139ft 7in, keel 112ft 1in, breadth 36ft 3¼in, hold 15ft, wing transom 23ft, port cell 25ft 1in, between decks 6ft 4¼in, 784 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 John Durand

2 Robert Preston

3-6 William Moffat.

Voyages:

(1) 1778/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt George Richardson. Portsmouth 7 May 1779 - 5 Apr Madeira - 10 May Goree - 18 Sep Madras - 11 Nov Kedgeree - 10 Jan 1780 Barrabulla - 24 Feb Madras - 14 Jun St Augustine's Bay - 25 Aug Cape - 29 Oct St Helena - 9 Jan 1781 Crookhaven - 8 Feb Downs.

(2) 1781/2 Madras, Bengal, Bombay and China. Capt John Hamilton Dempster. Portsmouth 6 Feb 1782 - 29 Apr Rio de Janeiro - 6 Sep Bombay - 19 Oct Madras - 21 Jan 1783 Culpee - 29 Apr Saugor - 3 Aug Bombay - 19 Oct Anjengo - 11 Nov Benkulen - 21 Nov Batavia - 14 Feb 1784 Whampoa - 24 Mar Second Bar - 6 Sep Simons Bay - 8 Jan 1785 Cork - 9 Apr Deptford.

(3) 1785/6 Madras and Bengal. Capt James Williamson. Portsmouth 1 Feb 1786 - 15 May Johanna - 17 Jun Madras - 30 Jun Diamond Harbour - 29 Nov Cox's Island - 24 May 1787 St Helena - 28 Jul Long Reach.

(4) 1788/9 China. Capt Joseph Garnault. Downs 29 Mar 1789 - 25 Aug Whampoa - 14 Dec Second Bar - 18 Feb 1790 St Helena - 26 Apr Long Reach.

(5) 1791/2 Madras and Bengal. Capt Joseph Garnault. Downs 17 Jan 1792 - 9 Jun Madras - 2 Jul Diamond Harbour - 28 Aug Broken Ground - 29 Sep Madras - 7 Dec Cape - 22 Dec St Helena - 22 Feb 1793 Falmouth - 20 Mar Long Reach.

(6) 1793/4 China. Capt Joseph Garnault. Portsmouth 2 May 1794 - 13 Oct Whampoa - 13 Dec Second Bar - 13 Apr 1795 St Helena - 25 Jul Long Reach.



 

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