Marquis Cornwallis (1802 ship)
Marquis Cornwallis was launched at Sunderland in 1802. She traded widely, to the West Indies, the Iberian peninsula, and the Baltic. The American privateer Chasseur captured her in 1814 but released her as a cartel. She was wrecked in 1823.
|Namesake:||Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis|
|Captured:||Wrecked December 1823|
|Tons burthen:||111 (bm)|
Marquis Cornwallis first appeared in Lloyd's Register (LR) in 1802. In 1803 LR showed her master as G.Killer, changing to T.Letsne and then to T. Simpson. Her owner was "Captain & Co.", and her trade London–Tobago, changing to London–Copenhagen.
|1805||T.Simpson||Keiler & Co.||Lieth coaster||LR|
|1810||T.Simpson||Keiler & Co.||Lieth–Gothenburg
LL reported on 6 September on a number of prizes that had fallen prey to the American privateers Chasseur, David Porter, and Whig. Chasseur had captured Marquis Cornwallis, Simpson, master, on 8 August, but had given her up as a cartel. She had arrived off the Isles of Scilly on 30 August. Marquis Cornwallis had been sailing from Teneriffe to Portsmouth.
|Year||Master||Owner||Trade||Source & notes|
|1815||T.Simpson||Keiler & Co.||London–Viana||LR|
|1820||J.Napier||Butt & Co.||London–Petersburg||LR; Damages repaired 1819|
In September 1818 Marquis Cornwall, Napier, master, was on her way from Dunkirk to Petersburg when she ran aground on the Swine Bottoms in the Baltic Sea, off Denmark. The "Diving company" assisted in getting her off and she arrived in the Sound on the 12th.
Marquis Cornwallis, Herring, master, foundered on 3 December 1823 off the Dogger Bank, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to London with a cargo of coals. A light collier from Shields saved her crew.