Ship Cornwall

ID 899


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Built Rig Type Tons EIC Service
Crew Guns
1810 Ship ES 798 1812-1827 4 75 12
Where Built
Date of Launch  
Matthew Smith Calcutta 3 Jul 1810


      Dimensions & Construction
3 decks, 4in bottom, length 139ft, keel 110ft 8¾in, breadth 36ft 10in, hold 13ft 10in, wing transom 24ft 10in, port cell 31ft, waist 1ft 3in, between decks 6ft & 6ft 5in, ports 12 upper

Ship History

1810Launched in Howrah for George Palmer.

1812Taken up as an Extra Ship for East India Company service.

1828Left East India Company service.

1828Started trading to India. the Far East and Australia.

1839Sold to Joseph Somes.

1854Used as a troop transport in the Crimean War.

1859Wrecked 14 Jul 1859 on the French coast.

East India Company voyages and captains




Captain's Name

118121812 George Henderson
218161817 James R J Touissant
318191820 John Peter Wilson
418261827 William Younghusband

Ship Owners

  • George Palmer 1810-1827   
  • Joseph Somes 1839-1858   


  • Anthony J Farrington, Catalogue of East India Company Ships' Journals and Logs 1600-1834, 1999, British Library, 0712346465, pp136-137
  • Rowan Hackman, Ships of the East India Company, 2001, World Ship Society, 0905617967, p84
  • Jean Sutton, Lords of the East: The East India Company and its Ships 1600-1874, 2000, Conway Maritime Press, 0851777864, p153

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