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Ganges

29749
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1778EICS
ShipyardDeptford - London IORMAR
Constructor
John WellsBritish
Ship Builder
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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