Hastings (1787 ship)

Hastings was a brig of 170 tons (bm) that the Bombay Dockyard launched in 1785,[2] or 1787,[1] for the Bengal Pilot Service.[2] In 1818, the EIC sold her to local buyers.[2] Alternatively, in May 1818 she was converted to a buoy vessel; in 1819 she appeared as a buoy vessel on a list of pilot vessels at Calcutta with J.F. Twisden, master.[3]. She sold on 11 October 1820. A fire destroyed her on the night of 17 April 1823,[4] while she was at Pulau Pasang, off Padang.[2]

United Kingdom
Name: Hastings
Builder: Bombay Dockyard, India
Launched: 1787,[1] or 1785[2]
Fate: Sold 1818 or 1820
United Kingdom
Name: Hastings
Namesake: Warren Hastings
Acquired: 1818 or 1820, by purchase
Fate: Burnt 1823
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 170[1] (bm)
Sail plan: Brig

Citations and references


  1. Phipps 1840, p. 132.
  2. Hackman.
  3. East-India register and directory (1819), p.120.
  4. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China, and Australia (Parbury, Allen, & Co.; January 1824), p.97.


  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
  • Phipps, John Phipps (of the Master Attendant's Office, Calcutta) (1840) A Collection of Papers Relative to Ship Building in India ...: Also a Register Comprehending All the Ships ... Built in India to the Present Time .... (Scott). (Google eBook)
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