Latona (1789 ship)
|Tons burthen:||292, or 295, or 297, or 300, (bm)|
|Beam:||27 ft 0 in (8.2 m)|
EIC voyage (1794-1795): On 3 June 1794 Captain Henry Christopher acquired a letter of marque. Before she was ready for a voyage for the EIC, Hill repaired her. Before Latona left England, the Court of Directors had agreed that she would be allowed to stop at Madeira.
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".
Christopher sailed from Plymouth on 22 June. Latona reached the Cape of Good Hope on 8 October, and arrived at Calcutta on 15 February 1795. On her way home she reached St Helena on 5 August. On 3 September she sailed from St Helena. She sailed together with Boddam, Rockingham, and Indian Trader, and a number of other vessels, all under the escort of HMS Hector. Latona arrived at The Downs on 25 November.
For reasons that are currently obscure Latona disappears from Lloyd's Register for several years. She is listed in the Register of Shipping for 1800, the year in which this register started publication.
Whaling voyage (1818–1820): Captain Donovan (or Denamon, or Dennaman, or Denniman) sailed from England on 30 January 1818, bound for the Isle of Desolation. She was at Desolation Island on 7 March 1819 and at the Galapagos in November. She returned to England on 5 October 1820.
The Register of Shipping last published in 1833. The data below are from Lloyd's Register
Citations and references
- Weatherill (1908), p. 63.
- British Library: Latona.
- Letter of Marque, p.72 - accessed 25 July 2017.
- Lloyd's Register (1841), Seq. №L148.
- Register of Shipping (1800), Seq.№L79.
- Hackman (2001), p. 141.
- Lloyd's Register (1794), Seq.№L91.
- Proceedings... (1795), p.692.
- Proceedings... (1795), p.845.
- Lloyd's List №2759.
- British Southern Whale Fishery Database – voyages: Latona.
- Register of Shipping (1822), Seq.№L136.
- 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.
- Hackman, Rowan (2001). Ships of the East India Company. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-96-7.
- Weatherill, Richard (1908) The ancient port of Whitby and its shipping. (Whitby: Horne and Son)