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Built by:John Perry at Blackwall.
Yard No.134
Launched:22nd November 1790
Tonnage:1,206 13/94
Length:132' 6"
Breadth:41' 5"
Depth:17' 3"
Built of:
Type:Blackwall Frigate.
Built for:Robert Preston.
Other info:Cost £12 . 10s per Ton.
Armament - 26 guns. 129 men.
History:27th March 1791. Sailed for Bencoolen and China. Captain Charles Lennox.
20th May 1792. Arrived back in London.
2nd May 1974. Sailed for Bombay.
28th December 1795. Arrived back in London.
17th May 1796. Sailed for Bombay and China.
28th January 1797. Six French frigates attacked the China Fleet off Java. Captain Lennox, who was Commodore, hoisted the flag of Admiral Rainier, and directed the ‘Ocean’, ‘Taunton Castle’, ‘Canton’ and ‘Boddam’ to hoist the French ensign. Admiral de Sercey hastily made sail from the fleet, and reported that he had sighted Admiral Rainier with five sail of the line and four captured French warships.
22nd March 1798. Arrived back in London.
Owned by Sir Robert Preston.
18th June 1799. Sailed for Bombay. Captain James Martin.
6th August 1800. Arrived back in London.
19th May 1801. Sailed for China.
17th September 1802. Arrived back in London.
20th May 1803. Sailed for China.
16th February 1805. Arrived back in London.
1806. Owned by Robert Wigram.
27th August 1806. Robert Wigram accepted tender of £18 per ton.
18th April 1807 Sailed for China. James Martin, Captain.
11th September 1808. Arrived back in London.
Robert Wigram held 14/16 shares from 1810 to 1812.
Robert Wigram (son) held 1/16 share from 1810 to 1814.
19th February 1810. Sailed for Madras and China. James Martin, Captain.
13th August 1811. Arrived in London.
1812. Sold for breaking up.

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