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'ESSEX'

Built by:Wells, Perry & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.125
Launched:7th Febraury 1803
Tonnage:1,257 30/94
Length:134' 0"
Breadth:42' 0"
Depth:17'1"
Machinery:Sail
Decks:
Built of:
Type:Blackwall Frigate.
Registered:
Built for:East India Co. Ship's Husband - Henry Bonham.
Other info:Cost 22 per ton.
She had sixty-four sails. They include royals, sky-sails, moonrakers, cloudscrapers, and star-gazers on the foremast, and sprit topsails on the bowsprit and upper t'gallant stun'sls on the main; ringtail, watersail, and mizzen royal staysail on the mizzen.
She was reputed to have had the greastest spread of sail of any East Indiaman.
Armament. 38 guns. 130 men.
History:30th June 1803. Sailed for Ceylon and Bombay, Captain George Bomham.
15th October 1803. Was contracted for 19 per ton.
14th February 1805. Arrived back in London.
22nd December 1805. To sail to the Coast and China, Commander George Bonham, from London, to stay thirty days at Gravesend, then proceed to the Downs.
4th March 1806. Sailed for Coromandel Coast and China.
3rd July 1807. Arrived back in London.
9th February 1808. Sailed for Bombay and China, Captain Richard Nisbet.
28th May 1808. Arrived at Bombay.
13th September 1809. Arrived back in London.
16th February 1811. Sailed from London for Bombay and China.
18th May 1812. Arrived in London.
29th January 1813. Sailed from London for Madras and China.
June 1813. Robert Wigram held 1/32 shares until 1815.
10th February 1814. Arrived in London.
14th January 1815. Sailed from London for Bombay and China.
15th May 1816. Arrived in London.
29th January 1819. Sailed from London for Bombay and China.
12th February 1820. Arrived at London.
20th August 1821. Register cancelled, demolition being completed.


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