General Goddard

29761
Nominal Guns26EICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired20.1.1782EWIKI
First Commissioned1782EICS
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey EICS
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)EICS
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured15.11.1799EWIKI

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth35' 11"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 9"Imperial Feet4.3244 
Burthen799Tons BM 

Armament


3.1793Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1782 - 1790William Money Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR
1790 - 1798Sir Robert Wigram (1st Baronet) (1743/44-1830) Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR
1799 - 1799/11/15J. Inglis OwnerEWIKI

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.3.1782 - 25.6.1790Captain (HEIC)Thomas FoxallIORMAR23.2.1792 - 1.6.1793Captain (HEIC)Thomas WakefieldIORMAR5.11.1793 - 30.11.1795Captain (HEIC)William Taylor MoneyIORMAR30.1.1796 - 2.6.1798Captain (HEIC)Thomas GrahamIORMAR6.1799 - 15.11.1799Captain (HEIC)John BennettEWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
11.6.1799Issued with a Letter of Marque as a PrivateerEWIKI


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Randall, launched 1782, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 143ft 10in, keel 116ft 7in, breadth 35ft 11in, hold 14ft 9in, wing transom 22ft 9½in, port cell 26ft 4in, waist 1ft 1½in, between decks 6ft & 6ft 3½in, roundhouse 6ft 4½in, ports 13 middle & upper, deck range 76ft, 799 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1-2 William Money

3-6 Robert Wigram.

Voyages:

(1) 1781/2 Madras and Bombay. Capt Thomas Foxall. Portsmouth 11 Sep 1782 - 16 Apr 1783 Madras - 22 Oct Anjengo - 11 Nov Bombay - 9 Aug 1784 St Helena - 24 Oct Downs.

(2) 1785/6 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Foxall. Downs 17 Dec 1785 - 5 Jan 1786 Madeira - 26 Apr Johanna - 7 Jun Madras - 31 Aug Malacca - 5 Oct Whampoa - 18 Feb 1787 Second Bar - 21 Jun St Helena - 28 Aug Downs.

(3) 1788/9 Bengal. Capt Thomas Foxall. Downs 26 Feb 1789 - 26 Jun Diamond Harbour - 28 Nov Saugor - 27 Dec Madras - 18 Mar 1790 St Helena - 13 Jun Downs.

(4) 1791/2 Bengal. Capt Thomas Wakefield. Portsmouth 16 Feb 1792 - 14 May Simons Bay - 6 Jul Diamond Harbour - 3 Dec Cox's Island - 28 Feb 1793 St Helena - 2 May Downs.

(5) 1793/4 Madras and Bengal. Capt William Taylor Money. Portsmouth 2 May 1794 - 11 Sep Madras - 10 Oct Diamond Harbour - 13 Dec Saugor - 31 Jan 1795 Madras - 4 May St Helena - 13 Sep Shannon - 15 Oct Downs. 15 Jun 1794 assisted in capture of three Dutch ships off St Helena

(6) 1795/6 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Graham. Portsmouth 12 Apr 1796 - 22 Jul Simons Bay - 17 Sep Madras - 28 Dec Trincomalee - 5 Jan 1797 Madras - 28 Feb Calcutta - 1 Aug Kedgeree - 24 Aug Penang - 30 Oct Diamond Harbour - 19 Dec Saugor - 4 Feb 1798 Madras - 23 Apr Cape - 26 May St Helena - 2 Aug Downs.



 

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Posted by Philip Stevens on Sunday 10th of May 2020 15:18

William Taylor Money (1769 - 1834), captain of the General Goddard 1793-1795), which was owned by his father William, and leased to Sir Robert Wigram, went to Madras and China on the Walthamstow in 1799. Money made observations on shipbuilding at Bombay in 1811. The Wigrams and Moneys were close friends and were established in Walthamstow.

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