Eventful Voyages – Ships Letter A

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Ships which were lost, wrecked, captured or missing

Note that in some cases these incidents occurred before or after the vessel was in service with the East India Company.

Records 61

ID
Ship Name
Tons
Lost
How

811

Abberton

451

1855

Abandoned at sea on voyage from London to Hobart. Tasmania.

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812

Abercrombie Robinson

1331

1842

Stranded on Salt River Bank. Cape Town. 28 Aug 1842.

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1261

Abercromby

615

1812

Wrecked in the Karimata Passage. Dutch East Indies.

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1262

Achilles

508

1801

Taken by a French privateer on passage from Honduras for London.

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1311

Active

350

1793

Captured by a French privateer in May 1793 and taken to Morlaix.

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1312

Active

496

1800

Taken in prize.

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421

Addison

490

1722

Wrecked in a gale at the Cape of Good Hope.

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813

Admiral Aplin

558

1804

Captured by French pirate Robert Surcouf between Madras and Bengal.

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814

Admiral Barrington

527

1782

French West Indiaman taken in prize and sold by her captors.

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814

Admiral Barrington

527

1791

Driven from her anchorage at Bombay and totally wrecked on Malwan Island.

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1263

Admiral Gambier

500

1817

Wrecked on a coral reef in the Mozambique Channel on 20 Jun 1817.

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815

Admiral Gardner

816

1809

Lost on Goodwin Sands off South Foreland 25 Jan 1809.

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1268

Admiral Rainier

887

1806

Taken by a French corvette.

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1268

Admiral Rainier

887

1806

Recaptured by the Dover Castle on 30 Dec 1806 and sent to Calcutta.

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1271

Adventure

1657

Destroyed by fire off Surat.

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2

Advice

350

1619

Abandoned at Masulipatam Sep 1619.

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426

Ajax

655

1761

Captured on 6 Mar 1761 by French warship Proteus off Scilly Isles and taken to Brest.

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137

Albemarle

330

1708

Wrecked 9 Dec 1708 at Polperro. Cornwall.

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427

Albemarle

520

1779

Captured by HMS Albion while acting as a transport for the French Army.

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427

Albemarle

520

1793

Captured by a French privateer in May 1793 and taken to Morlaix.

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1238

Albion

668

1765

Wrecked outward bound 15 Jan 1765 off North Foreland.

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1267

Albion

430

1807

Destroyed by fire at Calcutta.

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817

Albion

961

1816

Lost at sea.

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4

Aleppo Merchant

350

1658

Wrecked off Padstow. on passage from Smyrna to London.

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1278

Alexander

444

1789

Captured by the French.

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1313

Alexander Hamilton

270

1805

Wrecked at the entrance to the Gironde on 29 Jan 1805.

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1281

Alligator

345

1820

Wrecked on 13 May 1820 two miles below L'Islet. River St. Lawrence.

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822

Almorah

416

1832

Foundered in the North Atlantic.

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1282

Althea

807

1804

Taken by French frigates Belle Poule and Atalante on 17 Apr 1804.

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1282

Althea

807

1810

Retaken on 3 Dec 1810 at the capture of Mauritius by the British.

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1283

Amazon

440

1775

Taken in prize.

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1314

Amelia

266

1787

Taken in prize.

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1314

Amelia

266

1796

Captured by a French squadron and sent into Corunna.

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429

Anglesea

490

1738

Wrecked north of Goa in a violent storm.

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430

Ankerwyke

679

1782

Foundered at sea.

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826

Ann & Amelia

587

1833

Wrecked at Berck. near Boulogne. on 1 Sep 1833.

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144

Anna

350

1709

Disappeared after leaving Bengal at end of Jan 1709.

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1287

Anna

899

1816

Lost at sea.

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5

Anne

700

1617

Lost on maiden voyage.

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6

Anne

230

1660

While at Trincomalee. the crew were taken prisoner by the King of Kandy.

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145

Anne

120

1689

Wrecked at Madagascar.

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7

Anne Royal

750

1620

Cast away 20 Mar 1620 between London and Gravesend.

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431

Anson

479

1747

Captured off Bombay on 2 Sep 1747 by French frigates Apollo and Anglesea.

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432

Anson

657

1779

Wrecked in the St Lawrence River.

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147

Antelope

400

1673

Captured by the Dutch off Nizapatam.

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147

Antelope

400

1673

Foundered after being damaged in action with the Dutch.

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827

Antelope

170

1783

Wrecked 20 July 1783 on the Pelew Islands while surveying.

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1292

Antelope

268

1805

Taken in prize.

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1294

Apollo

652

1823

Wrecked at Green Point. Cape of Good Hope.

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1295

Archduke Charles

521

1816

Wrecked near Green Island. River St Lawrence. 29 June 1816.

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1315

Armenia

518

1800

Captured in the Bay of Bengal by the French privateer Clarisse.

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829

Arniston

1433

1815

Foundered 30 May 1815 after striking rocks in England Bay. Cape Aguilhas.

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1298

Arran

735

1809

Wrecked in the Persian Gulf. on passage from Bengal to Bussorah.

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9

Ascension

260

1609

Wrecked on the Malacca Banks at the mouth of the Amlicka River.

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151

Asia

460

1701

Foundered on 17 Apr 1701 in the Bay of Bulls. Newfoundland.

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831

Asia

819

1809

Wrecked on a sandbank in the River Hooghly.

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1309

Assada Merchant

250

1655

Sent out to India on a private voyage on which she foundered.

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11

Attendant

100

1618

Captured by the Dutch and taken to Japan.

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11

Attendant

100

1622

Handed back. but later abandoned.

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1306

Auspicious

404

1798

18 July 1798 totally destroyed by fire at Calcutta.

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1307

Automasia

928

1799

Captured by HMS Naiad and HMS Ethalion on 16 Oct 1799.

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