Ship Cumberland

ID 906


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Built Rig Type Tons EIC Service
Crew Guns
1802 Ship Reg 1260 1802-1817 7
Where Built
Date of Launch  
Dudman London 11 Nov 1802


      Dimensions & Construction
3 decks, 4in bottom, length 165ft 6½in, keel 130ft 10in, breadth 42ft 1in, hold 17ft 2in, wing transom 25ft 10in, port cell 29ft 10in, waist 4ft, between decks 6ft 7in

Ship History

1802Launched at Deptford for William Borradaile.

1803Taken up for East India Company service.

1805Engaged with three French ships on 7 Aug 1805.

1817Left East India Company service.

1817Sold to the Chilean Navy.

1818Sailed for Valparaiso. arriving 22 May 1818.

1818Converted to 3rd Rate 60 gun ship and renamed San Martin.

1818Sailed 2 Aug 1818 to take part in the blockade of Callao.

1821Wrecked in the Bay of Chorillos. Chile in August 1821.

East India Company voyages and captains




Captain's Name

118031804 William Ward Farrer
218051806 William Ward Farrer
318071808 William Ward Farrer
418091810 Peter Wedderburn
518111812 Thomas Hutton Wilkinson
618131814 Thomas Hutton Wilkinson
718161817 Thomas Hutton Wilkinson

Ship Owners

  • William Borradaile 1802-1814   
  • Richardson Borradaile 1815-1817   
  • Chilean Navy 1817-1821   


  • Anthony J Farrington, Catalogue of East India Company Ships' Journals and Logs 1600-1834, 1999, British Library, 0712346465, pp144-145
  • Rowan Hackman, Ships of the East India Company, 2001, World Ship Society, 0905617967, p86
  • 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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