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'MARQUIS OF ELY'

Built by:Wells, Perry's & Green, of Blackwall.
Yard No.115
Launched:19th November 1801
Tonnage:1,262 20/94
Length:134' 0"
Breadth:42' 1"
Depth:17' 0"
Machinery:Sail
Decks:
Built of:
Type:Blackwall Frigate.
Registered:
Built for:East India Co. Ships Husband - Robert Wigram.
Other info:Cost 19 . 10s per ton
Armament 38 guns. 130 men.
History:Andrew Hannay was the 1st Commander.
12th February 1802. Sailed from London for St.Helena and China.
2nd June 1803. Arrived back in London.
20th March 1804. Sailed from London, Andrew Hannay Captain, for Ceylon and China.
16th August 1804. Sailed from Madras for China.
12th September 1805. Arrived back in London.
18th February 1806. Due to sail to Gravesend and to stay there for 30 days then to the Downs.
14th May 1806. Sailed from the Downs, James Dalrymple Captain, for China.
13th December 1808. Arrived back in London.
5th April 1809. Sailed from London, Brook May Captain, for China.
2nd August 1810. Arrived back in London.
1810 to 1820. Robert Wigram held 10/16 shares.
8th April 1811. Sailed from London, Captain James Dalrymple, for China.
15th May 1812. Arrived in London.
24th December 1812. Sailed from London for Bombay and China.
8th August 1814. Went ashore between the Downs and the River Thames. Got off without damage.
9th August 1814. Arrived in London.
17th January 1816. About two o'clock in the morning, at Deal, it came on to blow hard from the S.W. during which the Hon. Company's ship 'Marquis of Huntly' parted from two anchors and cables, and drove athwart of the 'Marquis of Ely', and carried away her foremast, bow-sprit, figure-head, and did other damage; she also caused her to part, and drive on board the 'Cabalva', broke the stock of her sheet anchor, and forced her to split her best bower and chain cable; in bringing the ship up again, she parted from her small bower.
21st January 1816. On passage to Northfleet under jury masts for repairs.
26th February 1816. Sailed from London for Bombay and China.
4th January 1817. Arrived in China.
24th January 1817. Sailed from China.
7th June 1817. Arrived in London.
22nd April 1819. Sailed from London, Captain George Richardson, for St. Helena and China.
29th September 1820. Arrived in London.
1821. Sold to William Mellish for breaking up.


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