Indian Trader (1791 ship)
Indian Trader was launched in 1791. She made one voyage for the British East India Company (EIC). She was on her second voyage when a French privateer captured her. The British recaptured her and she returned to merchant service, sailing to the Americas. She was lost c.1830.
|Launched:||28 November 1791|
|Fate:||Wrecked and condemned 1829|
|Tons burthen:||340, 34020⁄94 or 342, or 345, or 368 (bm)|
|Beam:||28 ft 2 1⁄4 in (9 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft 5 1⁄2 in (3 m)|
Indian Trader enters Lloyd's Register in 1792 with John Edwards, master, Brickwood, owner, and trade London–Montreal.
On 1 May 1794 Captain David Dunlop acquired a letter of marque. Before she was ready for a voyage for the EIC, Wells repaired her. On 25 June Gilbert Ferguson and William Gillett certified to the EIC's Court of Directors that before she, and seven other vessels, had left the Thames, "everything was done, that in our opinion was necessary, to make them sufficiently strong to bring home a cargo from India".
Dunlop sailed from Portsmouth on 11 June, bound for Bengal. However, Indian Trader was detained there for over a month. She did not reach Falmouth until 14 August. She was at Madeira on 5 September, and arrived at Calcutta 15 February 1795. Homeward bound, she was at Diamond Harbour on 14 April, reached St Helena on 25 August. On 3 September she sailed from St Helena. She sailed together with Boddam, Rockingham, and Latona, and a number of other vessels, all under the escort of HMS Hector. Indian Tradet arrived at the Downs on 24 November.
In 1797 HMS Thetis recaptured Indian Trader as Indian Trader was sailing from Cayenne to Baltimore. Thetis sent her into Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Indian Trader returned to Lloyd's Register in the 1798 volume. Her master was Manlove, her owner was M. Benson, and her trade was Liverpool–Jamaica. Captain Joseph Manlove acquired a letter of marque on 18 June 1798. Lloyd's List reported on 18 July 1800 that Indian Trader, Manlove, master, had sailed from Jamaica for Liverpool, but had to return because of damage to her masts.
The data below is from the Register of Shipping.
|1815||Lea||Benson||Liverpool–Jamaica||Large repair 1807|
|1820||Cameron||R. Hall & Co.||Liverpool–Montevideo||Damages repaired and good repair 1815|
|Liverpool–New Brunswick||Damages repaired and good repair 1815|
|Underwent a good repair in 1823 and a large repair in 1824|
Lloyd's List reported on 21 December 1827 that Maria had damaged Indian Trader.
On 13 January 1828 a gale drove Jessie Lawson into Indian Trader. Jessie Lawson then ran aground and was wrecked in Mountbatten Bay. All on board survived. Jessie Lawson was on a voyage from London to Van Diemen's Land.
|1830||Trist||Somes||London–Campechy||Damages repaired in 1828|
On 26 October 1829 a steamboat towed Indian Trader into Stockholm. Indian Trader had been sailing from "Laguna" to St Pertersburg when she had struck on Gothland. It was expected that Indian Trader would be condemned.
Notes, citations, and references
- Hackman (2001), pp. 131-2.
- Lloyd's Register (1798), Seq.№IJ594.
- British Library: Indian Trader.
- Letter of Marque, p.69 - accessed 25 July 2017.
- Lloyd's Register (1833), Seq.№I42.
- Lloyd's List (1792), Seq.№583.
- Proceedings... (1795), p.845.
- Proceedings... (1795), p.847.
- Proceedings... (1795), p.692.
- Lloyd's List №2759.
- Lloyd's List №2873.
- Lloyd's List №2975.
- Lloyd's List №4069.
- Lloyd's List №5009.
- Lloyd's List №5829.
- "Ship News". The Morning Post (17811). 15 January 1828.
- "AWFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE". The Times (13493). London. 19 January 1828. col C, p. 3.
- "Ship News." Times, 16 Nov. 1829, p. 3. The Times Digital Archive. Accessed 17 Feb. 2019.
- Register of Shipping (1831), Seq. №I40.
- Hackman, Rowan (2001). Ships of the East India Company. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-96-7.
- Proceedings Relative to Ships Tendered for the Service of the United East-India Company, from the Twenty-sixth of March, 1794, to the Sixth of January, 1795: With an Appendix.