General Hewitt

29766
Nominal Guns18IORMAR
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorEast India Company
Acquired1811IORMAR
ShipyardCalcutta - Bengal - Hooghly IORMAR
ConstructorMathew Smith (c.1768-1822)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantIORMAR
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip RiggedEICS
Last known1830IORMAR

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck147' 2"Imperial Feet44.8067 
Length of Keel118' 7"Imperial Feet35.9763 
Breadth37' 9"Imperial Feet11.3103 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen898Tons BM 

Armament


1814Broadside Weight = 162 Imperial Pound ( 73.467 kg)EWIKI
Gun Deck18 British 18-Pound Carronade

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1811 - 1830/09/22  OwnerEast India Company (1600/12/31 - 1874/06/01)IORMAR
1830/09/22 - 1830William Tindall OwnerIORMAR

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.12.1815 - 10.6.1817Captain (HEIC)Walter CampbellIORMAR6.4.1818 - 30.9.1819Captain (HEIC)Peter CameronIORMAR28.2.1820 - 18.8.1823Captain (HEIC)James Pearson (d.1822)IORMAR

1 Deck Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.4.1822 - 18.8.1823Chief MateThomas William BarrowIORMAR


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Company's own ship, built in Bengal, launched 1811, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 147ft 2in, keel 118ft 7in, breadth 37ft 9in, hold 15ft, wing transom 23ft 9in, port cell 28ft, waist 1ft 5in, between decks 6ft 3in & 6ft 3¾in, roundhouse 6ft 5in, ports 13 middle & upper, deck range 87ft, 898 tons.

Sold to William Tindall 22 Sep 1830 for £6250.

Voyages:

(1) 1815/6 China. Capt Walter Campbell. Portsmouth 9 Feb 1816 - 19 Feb Madeira - 13 Apr Simons Bay - 12 Jun Batavia - 10 Jul Hong Kong Bay - 22 Oct Whampoa - 4 Dec Second Bar - 12 Mar 1817 St Helena - 12 May Downs.

(2) 1817/8 Bengal and Madras. Capt Peter Cameron. Downs 28 May 1818 - 14 Sep New Anchorage - 30 Dec Coninga - 9 Jan 1819 Madras - 28 Feb Colombo - 13 Apr Port Louis - 30 Jun St Helena - 5 Sep Long Reach.

(3) 1819/20 China. Capt James Pearson. Downs 15 Apr 1820 - 28 Aug Whampoa - 5 Nov Second Bar - 28 Feb 1821 Cape - 31 Mar St Helena - 30 May Long Reach.

(4) 1821/2 Bengal. Capt James Pearson. Downs 19 Jun 1822 - 1 Oct Cape - 23 Dec New Anchorage - 4 May 1823 Cape - 20 May St Helena - 26 Jul Blackwall. (5) 1823/4 Bengal. Downs 23 Jun 1824 - 30 Oct New Anchorage - left Bengal 8 Mar 1825 - 24 May St Helena - 20 Jul Long Reach.



 

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