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Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire EICS
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)EICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck137' 11"Imperial Feet41.7583 
Length of Keel110' 4 ½"Imperial Feet33.5407 
Breadth36' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919 
Depth in Hold15' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet4.5911 
Burthen766Tons BM 

1 Ship Commander

1778 - 16.2.1781Captain (HEIC) Alexander Todd (c.1736-?)IORMAR

Notes on Ship


Built by Adams, launched 1778, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 137ft 11in, keel 110ft 4½in, breadth 36ft 1¾in, hold 15ft 1¾in, wing transom 23ft 6in, port cell 25ft 2in, between decks 6ft 2in, 766 tons.

Principal Managing Owner:

John Durand.


(1) 1778/9 Madras and Bengal. Capt Alexander Tod. Portsmouth 7 Mar 1779 - lost on the Dutch coast 16 Feb 1781.


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