Eventful Voyages – Ships Letter B

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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 45

ID
Ship Name
Tons
Lost
How

153

Bantam

120

1671

Wrecked on the Paracels on a voyage from Bantam to Formosa.

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839

Barkworth

505

1824

Spoken off the Cape Verde Islands on 24 Sep 1824 and never heard of again.

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840

Barossa

729

1847

Lost at sea.

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841

Barwell

797

1811

Reported to have been run away with by her master. Captain John Poole.

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1320

Bawdon Frigate

150

1687

Seized by natives at Massalege. Madagascar.

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1322

Bear

700

1619

Captured on 1 Oct 1619 by the Dutch at Tiku.

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159

Bedford

750

1697

Captured by the French on her maiden voyage.

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159

Bedford

750

1702

Lost with all hands off Mauritius.

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12

Bee

170

1624

Lost on a voyage from Batavia to Siam.

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1323

Belle

281

1805

Captured by the Rochefort Squadron of the French Navy.

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843

Bellmont

769

1794

Captured by the French frigates La Sybille. La Gloria and La Republique.

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1326

Bellona

577

1801

Captured off the Cape of Good Hope by a French frigate and taken to Mauritius.

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1325

Bellona

472

1811

Captured by the French privateer Invincible Napoleon.

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1325

Bellona

472

1811

Set on fire and scuttled.

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440

Bengal

160

1730

Captured 25 Nov 1730 by the fleet of pirate Angria off Bombay.

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846

Bengal

819

1809

Parted company off Mauritius 14 Mar 1809 with the main convoy of East Indiamen.

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847

Bengal

950

1815

Destroyed by fire 18 Jan 1815 off Point de Galle. Ceylon.

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161

Bengal Merchant

570

1693

Destroyed by fire 6 Apr 1693 while at anchor in Madras Roads.

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165

Berkeley Castle

650

1694

Captured by the French in an action off the Isles of Scilly.

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165

Berkeley Castle

650

1694

Foundered while being prepared to be taken into Brest by her captors.

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442

Berrington

500

1730

Wrecked 24 August 1730 at the entrance to Bombay Harbour.

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1331

Berwick

420

1827

Wrecked at Plettenberg Bay. South Africa. on passage from Tellicherry and Bombay.

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1334

Bhavani

650

1799

Wrecked three miles east of Boulogne in a gale on her voyage from Calcutta.

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852

Blandford

606

1779

Captured on 12 Dec 1779 by HMS Salisbury.

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852

Blandford

606

1783

Captured by the French off Ganjam. mouth of the River Ganges. and sunk.

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443

Blenheim

260

1714

Attacked by French corsair Duguay-Trouin in the Bay of Biscay. blew up and sank.

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14

Blessing

400

1653

Taken by the Dutch on 25 Mar 1653 at the entrance to the Gulf of Persia.

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1337

Boddington

331

1805

Stranded in the River Thames off Blackwall.

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1340

Bombay Castle

1628

1796

Wrecked 21 Dec 1796 off the mouth of the River Tagus.

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15

Bonito

400

1655

Wrecked off Madras.

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1342

Boyd

425

1797

Captured by the French Jan 1797 and taken to Nantes.

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1342

Boyd

425

1810

Destroyed by fire in the Bay of Islands. New Zealand.

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857

Boyne

402

1830

Abandoned. sinking. in position 38 deg. N. 63 deg. W on passage from Jamaica for London.

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858

Brampton

432

1823

Wrecked on 7 November 1823 in the Bay of Islands. New Zealand.

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859

Bridgewater

799

1805

Lost at sea.

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861

Brilliant

704

1782

Struck a rock at Johanna and became a total wreck.

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862

Britannia

770

1794

Britannia captured the French ship Le Vengeur on 22 Jan 1794.

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1347

Britannia

384

1798

Captured by the French privateer Herion while homeward bound from Bengal.

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1347

Britannia

384

1798

Recaptured from the French by HMS Endymion.

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862

Britannia

770

1805

Wrecked off the Brazils on 4 Dec 1805.

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863

Britannia

1273

1809

Torn from her moorings off Deal on 25 Jan 1809 and wrecked on the Goodwin Sands.

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866

Brunswick

1244

1805

Captured by the French off Pointe de Galle. Ceylon. and taken to Mauritius.

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866

Brunswick

1244

1805

Wrecked at Simons Bay. Cape of Good Hope.

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867

Buckinghamshire

1369

1851

Destroyed by fire on 3 Mar 1851 near Calcutta.

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457

Bute

657

1777

Foundered in a storm in the Gulf of Florida.

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