THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal, Log, Imprest Book, Absence Book and a List of those on board the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Ganges on her voyage to India and China 1805-1807. Commanded by Captain Thomas Talbot Harington.

EXTRACT

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG ETC.

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

GANGES

(DEPTFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain Thomas Talbot Harington

Voyage to India and China

14 Jan 1805 - 29 May 1807

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 86M, 86Z, 86AA & 86BB.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
October 2017


Contents


The HEICS


East India House, Leadenhall Street, London, 1796-1861
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.

The Library of the Honourable East India Company Service is housed in the British Library in Euston, London. The HEICS library contains many thousands of records including hundreds of ships’ journals, logs, ledgers & pay books. They are contained in large ledgers, the journals & logs in one tome with the ledgers and pay books in separate books. A catalogue of these records was published in 1999 by the British Library, titled ‘Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834’ and edited by Anthony Farrington. Most of these records have not been microfilmed. If a copy is required then a microfilm copy is made at the expense of the purchaser to whom a photostat or CD is given. A useful site for the explanation on the HEICS library is: www.barnettmaritime.co.uk/mainheic.htm.

HEICS ships would leave from and return to London using a number of stopping points both in the Thames estuary and the south coast. Passengers would more than likely embark and disembark at these stopping points.


Map of the Thames estuary indicating some of the navigational points mentioned in the journals.

Until the opening of the East India Docks at Blackwall in 1806, Company ships moored on the tidal river alongside the Royal shipyards at Deptford. Deptford was the anchorage at the start of the Port of London. The ships moored alongside lines of moorings called tiers and all goods were offloaded on to lighters, hoys or barges and carried by them to wharves on shore or further up river.

Deptford from the South London Guide


1806 - the new East India docks at Blackwall
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.


Circa 1830 - East India docks at Blackwall
from WWW.British-History.ac.uk.


Every attempt has been made to produce a faithful 'abridged' copy of the Journal and Log Book. A glossary along with explanatory notes has been added to help the reader to understand the transcript along with information of other ships and people noted in the Journal. It is realised that errors are possible owing to the difficulty of transcription. The Editor's notes can be found throughout set within square brackets.


Journals and Log Books,
along with Ledgers, Payment Books, Absence Books, Imprest books, Receipts &c.

The following can be divided into two types of domument, Journals, Logs and presumably Deck Logs, were created during the voyage by Officers on board ship and recorded every day events; Ledgers, Pay Books, Absence Books and Imprest Books were created by Company Officials based in London, and dealt with payments to the crew.

Journal & Log Book
A journal & log is a fascinating record of day-to-day events on board ship such as location, weather, repairs, washing decks, including the gun deck where the crew slept, discipline, loading and unloading, embarking and disembarking and external events. The Journal records everyone on board, their positions and status whether or not they left ship or perished, including passengers. There is also a distinction between the 'Harbour Journal' and the 'Sea Log'. The ledger starts as large blank pages given to the Commander, Purser or other Officers at the commencement of each voyage. The journal and log was dutifully created by the Commander or assigned officers and the resulting document, signed by the Commander and handed in at the end of the voyage. It was the duty of the ship's Purser to deposit the ship's journals etc. at Company headquarters.

Duplicate logs written on HEICS forms still survive in private hands as in the case of the Warren Hastings in 1825-6 and the Repulse in 1831-32. These have the appearance of being soiled and original as opposed to the rather clean copies handed in to India House. It is not known how many of these copies were kept on a particular voyage or are still extant but their survival must be rare. The keeping of copy journals by midshipmen and junior officers was probably encouraged for training purposes. On a rare occasion such as with the 1822/3 voyage of the ship 'London' to Madras and China, the Captains, the 3rd mate's, a midshipman's and another journal was lodged at Company Headquarters.

Under normal voyages Farrington's Catalogue of East India Company ships' Journals and Logs, usually lists a Journal (and Log Book), a Ledger and a Payment Book. There are occasions however, such as when the voyage of a ship is cut short, the Ledger and Payment Book are often replaced by that of an Absence Book and an Imprest Book. With that of the voyage of the Asia 1780-1783 however there is a surviving Journal, Ledger, Pay Book as well as an Imprest Book and Receipt Book. There does appear to be a direct correlation between the loss of a ship and the Absence, Imprest and Receipt books confirming that these were records based at Company Headquarters and never went to sea with the ship.

Absence Book
The Absence Book was an internal document used by Company Officials to keep a track on interim and final payments relating to individual members of the crew and was often accompanied by an Imprest Book. The Absence Book is as its name implies, an account of payments made to a representative of the crew member concerned such as a wife, mother, relative or friend. An example being Thomas Ainsley Cook, Boatswain on board the Ganges 1805-1807. In the Imprest Book he signed a receipt for £7 on 7th February 1805, presumably when or shortly after he entered service. In the Absence Book, while Thomas was at sea, Mary Cooke, presumably a relative, signed for and received £3.10 on 13th October 1805, "being one month absent". she again received interim payments of £3.10 on 15th April 1806, 15th October 1806 & 15th April 1807. He died at Bombay on 3rd February 1807. The Absence Book of the Ganges, which we have transcribed, is a volume containing payment forms, dealing with one crew member per page. Each page carries six printed receipt forms, usually only partially filled in.

Deck Log
Is a form of a Journal and Log Book.

Imprest Book
An Imprest Book, sometimes accompanied by an Absence or Receipt Book, is similar to a Pay Book but is a listing of payments made to the Crew member upon being hired. A more familiar term is the enforced 'pressing' or pressed used by the Royal Navy to hire seaman by force, hence the term 'Press Gang'. In our sense it is usually an advance payment to the hired seaman. Imprest records appear to survive when a voyage for whatever reason, whether shipwreck or otherwise, had been cut short. The money was often released by increment, sometimes after a considerable time, to either the crew member or his representative, which could be a member of his family. For more information see the Journal of the ship Ganges under the transcription of its Imprest Book.

Ledger
The following is based upon the transcribed Ledger of the ship Juliana. This is a book originally of blank forms prefaced by index pages. The index is arranged in alphabetical manner on pages divided in two so that columns for names beginning with A B appear on the first page. The forms are arranged two per page and are set out as per the following image.

The ledger is only partially filled, probably because the Juliana was only in service for two voyages. The first entry begins on 2nd May 1810 with image 16, with a voyage under Captain Toussaint to Bengal. The voyage under Captain Rawes begins with image 136. The last entry is on 24th September 1813, after the completion of a voyage under Captain Rawes from Batavia. There are blank pages both between the two voyages and after.

There are two forms per crew member, including the captain, and they are spread across two pages therefore when one opens the ledger there are two pages one and so on. Form one gives wages and deductions while the second form gives length of service and the amount received per month. There are usually two crew members on each two page. Each form can have two or more entries as they represent both salary and expenses covering the voyage.

Payment Book
Often accompanying a Ledger, the Payment Book is a book of printed receipts filled in and signed, either by the crew member or his assignee, depending on whether he was unable to sign or deceased etc. Each receipt is numbered which refers one back to the Ledger. There are four receipts per page. There is an image of the Ledger in the Journal & Log of the Juliana.

Receipt Book
A receipt Book is a Company document and is believed to be similar to a payment Book and often all there is left when a ship is lost with no surviving journal and log book. On another occasion a ship remained in India and there is only a Receipt Book and an Imprest Book, while on another occasion it accompanies a Ledger and Pay Book.


Ganges


Image of the loss of the Ganges
extracted from http://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2017/06/the-loss-of-the-east-indiaman-ganges.html.

The third of her name attached to the Honourable East India Company, she was built by Wells, probably at Deptford, in 1797. Her maiden voyage was from England to St Helena, Benkulen [Singapore] and China, commencing in February 1797 under Captain Joseph Garnault; secondly with a voyage to Bombay and China under Captain Alexander Gray; thirdly to China under Captain William Moffat, in which she participated in an engagement with the French in the eastern seas called the 'Battle of Pulo Auro', in the Strait of Malacca, see the website: Wikipedia for the story; fourthly our ill-fated voyage under Captain Thomas Talbot Harington. This is the log of this her fourth and final voyage.


Example of a page from this Journal.
Monday 4th April 1831.

Farrington extract for this voyage:-
The extract from Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834, edited by Anthony Farrington:-

GANGES: Built by Wells, launched 1797, 3 decks, 5in bottom, length 181ft 6in, keel 148ft 8in, breadth 43ft 7in, hold 1ft 7in, wing transom 26ft 9in, port cell 29ft 9½in, waist 4ft 1in, between decks 6ft 2½in & 6ft 7in, roundhouse 6ft 7½in, ports 18 middle & 14 upper, deck range 108ft, 1502 tons. Principal Managing Owner: William Moffat.

4 Madras, Bengal, China & Bombay
L/MAR/B/86M Journal 14 Jan 1805-29 May 1807
L/MAR/B/86Z Imprest Book
L/MAR/B/86AA Absence Book
L/MAR/B/86BB List of those on board when lost
Capt Thomas Talbot Harington
Portsmouth 25 Apr 1805 - 23 Aug Madras - 14 Sep Saugor -
6 Nov Carnicobar - 14 Nov Penang - 1 Dec Malacca - 1 Feb 1806
Whampoa - 19 Mar Second Bar - 2 Jul Bombay 27 Feb 1807 -
lost off Cape of Good Hope 29 May.

See 'The Ganges East Indiaman by W J Huggins' in 'Bulletin of the Victoria Memorial Calcutta 8 (1974) pp.21-23, illus.

One should read this article about the Ganges in conjunction with the article on her loss in the 'Events' section of this website. It was written when the log of the Earl St Vincent was being transcribed.

The Caledonian Mercury dated 8th Jan 1807, records that "she sprung a leak during her homeward bound voyage from Whampoa and had proceeded to Bombay, arriving there on 2nd July 1806. Repairs were carried out in the Dry Dock in Bombay Harbour. She commenced the final leg back to England on 27th February 1807 but foundered off the Cape of Good Hope 29th May 1807 with no loss of life". This log records that fourth voyage, which ended in the sinking of the Ganges and the rescue of all passengers and crew of the stricken ship by the Company ship Earl of St Vincent.

One of the passengers Mr Samuel Rolleston wrote a fine and detailed report of the loss of the Ganges, which was published in The Journal of the Families in British India Society, No.22, Autumn 2009, pp.23-29, contents of which are to be found on the Internet. Other reports appeared in the newspapers at the time.

The lengthy struggle to keep her afloat
This is the story of the Ganges' lengthy two-year voyage and Captain Harington's struggle to keep his ship afloat. The above newspaper article suggests that she encountered the problem on the return voyage but upon studying her Log it is almost certain that this is not correct. She was a large and relatively new ship but her three previous voyages have not been transcribed to see if there was in fact a structural fault in her construction. Our Log suggests that there may have been a problem from the very beginning of her voyage as on her outbound trip while she was off the Sussex coast there is a sudden mentioning of manning the Pumps on almost a daily basis.

As far as pumping is concerned it is not easy for us to distinguish between a ship that took in water on a regular basis, and there were many, and a ship that was in trouble. We have to rely upon the diligence of the officer in question to record when a ship is pumped. Captain Barker of the Northampton never mentioned the pumps and yet it is evident from other voyages of the Northampton that her pumps were often used. Captain Dalrymple of the Vansittart, mentions there being 24 inches of water on 21st December 1826 while still in dock. A month later there were 12 inches and another 13 inches two weeks later and so on, and yet there is no alarm or indication that she was at risk of sinking. Water ingress could at times depend upon the state of weather, whether it was raining with water seeping down through the ship or in a storm when the hull would receive a severe battering, in the case of the Ganges water ingress apparently depended upon her speed.

The Engagement
This took place in the centre of the Indian Ocean between the British Convoy and the French, Lat 19.3S Long 77.15E, 7th August 1805. There is an irony here in that the coordinates are similar to those when the Ganges was forced to turn back to Bombay.

From ship's Log:-
"On Wednesday 7th August 1805, At ½ past 4 Repeated Signal Ships to Windward bear down & join the Admiral, ditto to prepare for Battle ditto the Strange Ships are suspicious ditto form in Close order of Battle ditto steer NNE. At ½ past 4 ditto make Sail ahead of the Fleet ditto with the Pendants of the Dorsetshire, Hope, Exeter, Castle Eden, Cumberland & Devonshire. At 6am Repeated Signal to Prepare for Battle. At ¼ past 6 ditto Mornington & Ann to pass within Hail. At ½ past 6 ditto Ships to Windward to bear down. Ditto to make Sail ahead of the Fleet. ¾ past 6 ditto with the Pendants of the Dorsetshire & Castle Eden & at 7 the Hope, Cumberland and Devonshire, ditto at 8 for the Hope to make more Sail. At 8 Repeated Signal for all Ships to pass within Hail.

At 4am Three Strange Ships bearing NE Standing towards us. Cleared Ship for action. At ½ past 4 the Strangers having passed us to Windward we bore up Close with HMS Blenheim and at 40 minutes past 4 Hove to in line of Battle about half a cables length ahead of her. At ¾ past 4 two of the Strangers only a line of Battle Ship & a Frigate. Passed through our line ahead of the Hope and Castle Eden and close to the Stern of the Cumberland then hauled up fired a Shot & hoisted French Colours, Commencing a brisk fire at the Cumberland & Blenheim which was instantly returned. The Enemy Standing on brought the Guns of the Exeter, Ganges, & Dorsetshire to bear almost immediately and shortly afterwards the Devonshire & Preston. The firing continued at intervals till ¼ past 5 when the Enemy from having Edged away got out of the Reach of our Shot. At ½ past 5 The Enemy making Sail Standing on with the Fleet. At ½ past 7 Spoke the Blenheim and received orders to keep close to her. At 8 The Enemy NNW about 5 Miles running ahead Our Fleet under easy Sail. Kept all hands at quarters. The Enemy having kept close to the Wind during the night were at daylight 6 Miles to Windward. At 6am formed the order of Battle the Blenheim bringing up the rear. At 7 and ½ past 8 The Enemy bore down & at 9 hauled up & kept under easy Sail at about 4 miles distance. Spoke the Blenheim & received orders from the Admiral to take Station the next ahead of him. AM Observed the Frigate Shifting her Fore & Mizzen Sails. At 10 the Enemy bearing East dropping astern. At Noon ESE under easy Sail keeping close to the Wind.

At Sunset the Enemy Hull down to Windward and at Midnight just in sight apparently on the other Tack. At daylight not in sight from the Mast Head. We received two Shots in our Counter and one under the Main Chains experienced no damage to the Sails. One Fore Shroud Stranded & little other damage to the Rigging. Darby McHugh Private of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment lost his life by a 12 pound Shot which afterwards lodged in the Hogstye [pigsty]. We suppose the French line a Battle Ship to be the strangers and the Vessel that hauled her Wind & made off to be a Prize."

Whether the Ganges already had a problem or not she did receive damage to her counter (part of her stern near her rudder), during the engagement with the French, it very likely resulted, in part, to her sinking. After hitting a storm she stopped at Madras and then at Saugor (Calcutta) and then headed for Penang. It was during this latter leg on 19th October 1805 that the pumping increased to every four hours. After Penang she, along with the Dorsetshire and Warren Hastings took a long and slow route to China, around the southern coast of Borneo, north-east across the Cerebes Sea and to the east of the Philippines. It was while sailing up the eastern edge of the Philippines on 5th January 1806 that the ship encountered very hard squalls and that she was "pitching very much & increasing her leak to 3 inches water per Hour". Two days later the log records: "At daylight found the Slings of the Main Yard gone and completely rotten in the heart although Salvaging patent Rope". They continued their way to the north west towards China and encountered yet more bad weather and by the time they reached Whampoa on 26th January 1806, the pumps were being worked continuously.

At Whampoa
Between the 22nd and 24th February 1806, after a year at sea, the log recorded that they had discovered the principal leak. "The Exeter's, Dorsetshire's & Warren Hastings' Carpenters overhauling forward for the Leak which appears to be abaft the Step of the Fore Mast on the larboard Side." "PM the Carpenters discovering the principal Leak to be in the lower edge of the Garboard Streak [Strake] forward [See Glossary]. Upon Caulking it and Shoring well down a Cant with a thick layer of Fearnought over it and find the leak reduced to 1¼ inches per hour. Caulking on the Quarter Deck". "Upon lifting up the limber Boards under the Fore Hatchway found the Water running in from a Butt end above the outer Garboard Streak [Strake]. Caulked & Secured it the same way as yesterday find that in consequence She does not make so much Water."

Soon after leaving Whampoa on her homebound voyage however she was still taking in 6 inches per hour and there were worries about damage to the cargo. She was in convoy with the Dorsetshire, Warren Hastings, Surat Castle and their escort ship HMS Sir Edward Hughes. Captain Harington had hired a gang of Chinese to man the pumps and the almost daily statement in the log was 'Chinese at the pumps'. Their progress was slow as more sail increased the ingress of water. On 7th June with her taking in 10 inches per hour they were worried enough to send the Company's "Packets & all the Private Letters on board the Warren Hastings". On the 27th June 1806, they were encountering yet more "hard squalls and much rain", the leak increasing to 11½ inches per hour coupled with the splitting of the fore top mast stay sail and during other repairs "found the ship's bows extremely open & admitting a great quantity of water into the lazaretto". They continued their course across the Indian Ocean when on 4th June 1806 at latitude 9.51S, there was a meeting between the Commodore and other Captains of the Convoy about the leaky state of the Ganges, the leak had increased up to 17 inches per hour. It was agreed that it would be extremely dangerous for the Ganges to attempt the Cape of Good Hope and it was decided that the Convoy would be split. HMS Sir Edward Hughes would accompany the Ganges and proceed immediately to the dry docks at Bombay. As much cargo as possible was transferred to the ships continuing towards the Cape. This dividing of forces was probably a contributory factor to the Warren Hastings being captured by the French shortly after their separation. There is an irony here in that the decision to turn towards Bombay (Lat 19.3S Long 77.15E) was fairly close in the Indian Ocean to where the engagement with the French took place (8.25S Long 85.432E) some ten months earlier. The Ganges and the HMS Sir Edward Hughes turned north and made their way towards Bombay but because of the leak she could not put on much sail and her slow speed irritated the Commodore, she moored at Bombay on 3rd July 1806.

At Bombay
On 8th August various Bombay Dock officials came on board to survey the ship: the Master Attendant Captain Moffat, Dunsford, Dodds & their Carpenters with the Master Builder. This was followed by another inspection by the Superintendent of Marine with the Master Builder on the 12th. She was put in dry dock and in the meantime various caulkers and carpenters worked on the ship. They cleared part of the cargo in order to get to the supposed leak and the Master Builder visited the ship again the following day. On the 12th they came to the conclusion that "There appears to be no leak before the Step of the Fore Mast". On the 14th the log records "Carpenter stripping the copper off the Garboard Streak [Strake]. Found the false keel in bad condition and in many places done from the fore hatchway forward and after hatchway aft. The Water appears to run out of the Garboard Strake and the next Streak to it fore & aft on both sides in different places but principally under the step of the main mast. Found the Rudder had settled considerably". On the 2nd September the Carpenters opened more Butt Ends on the Starboard Side. Employed Caulking them. Unhung the Rudder in order to Caulk the Stern Post.

The final leg
On 26th February 1807 the Ganges set sail on what was to be her final voyage, still leaking but not nearly so much. She joined the Convoy of ships gathering at Point de Galle, off the southern tip of Ceylon, for the return to England. This included the Company ship Earl St Vincent and Convoy's designated escort HMS Concorde, both of which would play their roles in the final days of the Ganges. On their voyage across the Indian Ocean there was constant signalling between the ships in case the French made any surprise attack. It would appear that the Convoy was slow or so the Commodore seemed to think, especially the Earl St Vincent and the Ganges both of whom could not put on more sail due to their leaky state. The log of the St Vincent made constant reference to pumping during her voyage but she managed to return to England and indeed made further voyages.

On the 30th April the Convoy encountered a strong gale which lasted several days and the Ganges was described as labouring much and taking on 5 inches per hour. On the 12th May the southern coast of Africa came into view and by the 14th they encountered another "strong gale", in which the fleet still managed to keep in contact. There was much signalling and by this time the Ganges was taking in 10 to 14 inches per hour with the pumps working continuously. There were more strong gales and 'lofty seas' and by the 20th May, because of their leaky state, neither the Ganges nor the Earl St Vincent could keep up with the other ships, which obviously frustrated Captain Cramer, Commodore of the escort ship Concorde.

From ship's Log:-
"Wed 20th May (1807). Fresh Gales & squally in the first part, middle & latter parts more moderate. At 3pm Wore Ship to join the Fleet & at 4 the Commodore wore likewise. At 6pm the Commodore bore up, hailed[?] & ordered us in unusually harsh Terms & coarse Language to set Reefs & set the Main Sail & in consequence though the weather appears by no means settled, & the Ships Company much fatigued at the Pumps. On the Commodore passing under our Stern informed him the Ship was making 12 inches Water per hour, & that though in Obedience of his Orders the Reefs should be put out & Main Sail set, yet if anything changed for the worse through the night, they would most certainly [do so]. In reply he expressed himself perfectly careless about the Leak & therefore considered it my Duty to acquaint him that whilst in his Command of the Ganges with Lives & Property of so much value on Trust to my Care, I should At all Times carry all Sail that was consistent with Prudence but no more.

At Daylight made Signal by Telegraph to the Commodore “How have I merited your Displeasure!!“ Answer “By delaying the Convoy since the Gale I had no courses set all yesterday". At 9 Out 2nd reefs & --ed[?] with the Commodore under a press of Sail. At 10 all Expressed by Telegraph as follows "My one Course was set all yesterday I did not think it prudent in this leaky Ship to set the Main one She will go to leeward in a Gale even with all sails, more than any ship in the Fleet carry all sail that is prudent in this large valuable but weak & leaky ship it is my Duty to carry no more. At 3pm Signal from St Vincent to the Commodore by Telegraph "I am very leaky - Do not press me with Sail." Answer "So!!! So!!!". Being with the Earl St Vincent in AM made Signal to her by Telegraph “ Are you leaky?” answered “Yes. I cannot carry much Sail. 12 inches of Water per hour.”

Thursday 21st May 1807. First part Squally & unsettled Westward middle & latter parts a strong Gale. At 2pm saw four Strange Sail to the Westward. Commodore making Signal to them. At ½ past 3 the HC Ship Bengal passed us when we heard that her Companions were the Metcalf, City of London & Devonshire outward bound. At Daylight St Vincent Wore burnt a Blue Light. Hard Squalls. At 8pm The Commodore far to windward & gradually increasing his distance from us which we have not the power to prevent. St Vincent 5 miles. The Commodore out of sight altogether. At 2am Seeing nothing of the Commodore or any Ship but the Earl St Vincent, the Sea rising we drove further to the Southward. & the Ship pitching violently thought it most advisable for her safety to wear & steered to the Northward. Wore accordingly & hung a Blue Light to denote our Situation to the St Vincent who wore herself shortly afterwards. The Commodore it is evident has ceased to think of us any longer worth his Protection. NB Ship making 14 inches per hour Pumps constantly at work the whole of this log."

On the following morning the escort ship was no longer in sight and had to all intents and purposes abandoned them. Captain Harington's last comments on the Commodore being "The Commodore it is evident has ceased to think of us any longer worth his Protection". The situation on board was became increasingly desperate, the weather was still rough and the ship pitching violently.

The final days - 24th to 29th May 1807.
By the 24th the ship was taking in 17 to 24 inches an hour, on the 27th May 1807 they were still suffering terrible weather with "hard Gales & lofty seas. The ship rolling much & straining in every part of her. At 10am they discovered that the Stem Post had in the most alarming & extraordinary manner parted from the Dead Wood abaft at least two inches. That the Rudder had settled aft in consequence & in taking the Tiller with it, had forced the Tiller Rope off the Sweep. Resolved immediately to lighten the Ship aft, by clearing the Gun Room of Cargo & the Passengers having very handsomely offered their Services, employed all Hands on board that could be spared from the Pumps to affect these objects. Made Signal to the St Vincent that we were in Distress & wanted assistance, though from the state of the weather it appeared impossible that she could afford any."

By Thursday May 28th 1807 the Gale was decreasing and the sea was gradually subsiding but still "sufficiently high to endanger the Masts at every Roll, & Finding our Situation every moment more & more precarious & distressing". All Hands that could be spared from the Pumps employed on clearing the Gun Room of Teas & throwing overboard all the Upper Deck Guns but one for Signals. "At 7pm having nearly cleared the Gun Room fearing an increase of the Leak forward if the Ship were again brought up by the Head ceased throwing over the Cargo for the Night. Pumps at work without a moments Intermission & as yet no appearance of the Leak’s gaining upon them. Repeated offers from the Passengers to work at them but the People being still in good spirits & working remarkably well thought it most prudent not to accept them till indispensably necessary. Burnt Blue Lights, fired Guns through the night to denote our Situation to the Earl St Vincent. About 1am Saw a Blue Light in answer to ours from her bearing NW Same time made a Report that the Leak gained upon the Pumps notwithstanding which the exertion of the Crew continued as great & as meritorious as ever. At 4am 5 feet Water in the well as near as it could be ascertained the Leak still increasing, still gaining upon the pumps."

From ship's Log:-
"At 5am Saw second Blue Light in the NW 2 miles. & at Daylight to our great Joy discerned the Earl St Vincent in that Direction standing towards us under all the Sail that it was either prudent or perhaps even possible for her to carry. Made the Signal of Distress to her. Set the Mizzen Top Sail close Reefed to steady the Ship. & keep her to the Wind. At ¾ past 5am there being 6 feet of Water in the Hold & still gaining on the Pumps, called a Consultation of the four sworn Officers & Carpenters respecting the State of the Ship, & the most proper Mode of Conduct in a Situation so dangerous to herself, so distressing to all on board; when the opinions being unanimous that the Ship was no longer tenable with safety to the Lives of her Passengers & Crew, resolved to abandon her to her Fate as soon as possible, & immediately communicated this Resolution to the Passengers, who unanimously approved it. Made Signal by Telegraph to the Earl St Vincent “Ship is sinking. Send Boats” & fired a Gun repeatedly. At 7am communicated to the Ship's Company the substance of our Resolutions as above stated, urged them at the same Time to do their Duty to the last & observe with much Satisfaction that their exertions at the Pumps continued as great as ever. At 8am, a favourable opportunity offering itself from the Ship rolling less amply than before, out Yawl, & fortunately without accident veered her astern & made her fast. At 10am having succeeded in getting the Ship before the Swell & there being less Motion in consequence, the Tackles being Hooked & Ready, Yards secured, every Passenger in the Ship most nobly and handsomely assisting, & the whole Ships Company on Deck, my perfect good Orders, & in their Stations; set all taut & in five Minutes by the blessing of God, got the launch safely into the Water, veered her astern & made her fast, the St Vincent being still at some distance from us & making little progress from its now being nearly calm, & the Swell still driving us farther to the Seaward."

"Friday May 29th 1807. Light Airs & cloudy in the PM. AM a light breeze & fair. The swell much gone down but the Ship still rolling dreadfully rendering it dangerous for the Boats to take Persons on board whether astern or alongside. At ½ past Noon the St Vincent being still nearly four miles from us there being 7 feet of Water in the Well the Stem Post being now four inches off the Dead Wood, & the Ship ungovernable by the Helm got the Launch at all risks alongside, having in vain attempted to put the Ladies on board of her out of the Stern Gallery though the Railing was cut away for the purpose. At ¾ past Noon she left us with all the Passengers except Mr Rolliston [Rolleston] of the Bombay Civil Establishment who insisted in a Manner the most friendly to me & most honourable to himself on remaining on board till my Officers & Self quitted the Ship. At 1pm the Yawl left us with the sick People & some others. Ships Company & Soldiers of HM 77 Reg’t. doing duty on board still working at the Pumps with unabated vigour & Good Will. At 3pm 8 feet Water in the Well & the Ship settling fast. At ¾ past 4 9 feet Water in the Well & seeing the Launch return to us called the People up from the Pumps. Down both Cutters & sent them off as full as prudence would permit with Orders not to return. At 6 the Launch, Yawl & one of the St Vincent’s Boats came alongside & by ½ past 5 had all left the Ship again full of People, the 3rd & 5th Officers in charge of the Launch & Yawl. Immediately after the Boats had quitted us mustered the people & there being 49 Men still on board, Mr Rolliston [Rolleston], Chief, fourth & sixth Officers & myself included again set the Pumps to work as the Night was closing in fast & the St Vincent was still some distance from us. At 6pm in Company with the Chief Officer, Gunner & Carpenter visited the Gun Room for the last time, found the Head of the Stem Post had forsaken the Transom full six inches. The Garboard Seam of the Counter 2 inches open for 6 or 7 feet down at least, the wood Ends 5 inches off the Stem Post & all the counter Timbers gone at the Hull. At ½ past 8pm the St Vincent’s Boat & the Yawl once more came alongside & then not till then were the pumps finally quitted by my Order. Filled the two Boats & dispatched them to return no more. Ten Minutes afterwards the Launch came back to us & at ¾ past 8, accompanied by Mr Rolliston [Rolleston], the Chief, fourth, & sixth Officers all that remained of the Ship's Company. I quitted the unfortunate Ganges with Three Cheers from us all & twenty minutes afterwards boarded the St Vincent in safety where we were received by Captain Jones with all that Feeling & Humanity which has distinguished his Conduct since our separation from the Fleet and here, before the journey of this eventful Voyage is finally closed."

"I consider it to be my Duty to state, that on leaving the Ship she had ten feet of water in the well, that she had settled half way up her Bends, that she was wholly ungovernable by the Helm, that the Poop Deck & Upper works generally were in Motion & that as no human Means were left untried, so were no human Power equal to save her from destruction. At Daylight the St Vincent from causes as must appear in her Log Book having made too little progress in the Night Saw the Ship about 5 miles off with her Masts, Yards & Sails in the same Situation as the former evening. At 7am Captain Jones in compliance with my request bore up towards her & at 9, accompanied by Mr Rolleston the Chief & 4th Officers & a full complement of men for the Boat, pulled towards her in the Launch with the hope of saving some part (however small) of the Property on board. As we approached the Ship, observed the Water running out of the Scuttles on the Gun Deck, & that the For Castle was at times completely buried in the Waves. Under such circumstances the Ship being evidently in a sinking state we considered it most prudent to relinquish our object & therefore immediately returned to the St Vincent at that time not more than a Quarter of a Mile distant. About 5 minutes before Noon got alongside of her again & fortunate it was that we did do for scarcely had the Launch been secured in that situation before the Ganges with three close reefed Top Sails set upon her Fore & Main Yards square Cross Jack Yard braced up, & Miz Stay Sail Sheet aft, Fore Sail in the brails & Helm lashed all in a most extraordinary manner payed off before the Wind & in the lapse of one minute sunk entirely, going down by the Head for masts with all her masts standing except the Main Top Mast which on the Main Yards touching the Water broke off at the Caps[?] & fell forwards; & leaving on the minds of upwards of four hundred Persons who were witness to this most awful scene an impression which the feeling Heart may perhaps conceive but which never can, I think, by the ablest Pen, be with Justice described. Lat (obs) 38.22 South is where this Journal of the ill-fated Ship closes for me!!!"

Where was the leak?
There is a strong suggestion here that there was more than one leak. The Garboard Strake is a strong suspect and the problem may have been around for a long time, perhaps from the beginning. The other suspect is the Counter and rudder which so alarmed those who inspected it just before the ship sank. The Dockyard superintendent and Master Builder carry a responsibility for not solving the problems that this ship obviously had or allowing it to go to sea, if that was part of their remit. There is a suspicion that some of the leaks were never found.

Epilogue
Captain Harington and his crew had struggled so long to keep the ship afloat, he may have been over-cautious about putting on more sail but since the ship sank despite all his efforts he was probably right to be so. Life on board appears to be generally orderly and the Captain respected with the crew and passengers alike helping to save the ship in a well governed and orderly manner. Captain Harington and his crew acted with due diligence throughout and to the last there was perfect order and no loss of life, all 209 souls were saved. They amounted to:-

Ships Company Europeans       120
  "      "    Chinese          22

77th Regt  23  )
Women       3  )               27
Child       1  )

Invalids                        7
Women                           1
Child                           1

Private Passengers   17 )
Children              9 )      31      
Servants              5 )

                      Total   209
His story is to be found at the end of this page and also in the section dealing with Events to be found elsewhere on this Website. Captain Jones, the Commander of the Earl St Vincent, was an experienced commander, to his great credit he stayed with the Ganges to the end and by so doing saved the lives of everyone on board. The action of Captain John Cramer, Commander of HMS Concorde in leaving them to their fate was disgraceful.


The Convoy

Honourable East India Company Service ships were generally well armed and capable of holding their own against single adversaries. The Journals often mention the cleaning of guns and drills taking place. Passing Royal Navy ships would occasionally come alongside Company ships and press some of the crew. However, especially in times of war, Company ships would set sail in convoy, accompanied by a Royal Navy ship with the commander described as Commodore, this is unless the Commander is an Admiral in which he is described as the 'Admiral'. During the long voyage there would be a fair amount of 'watching out', both for each other and for 'strangers'. If a stranger was not identified quickly then the Royal Navy ship would peel off and give chase. Royal Navy ships would not necessarily be any larger than merchant ships, which had to provide cargo space but they were specifically prepared and better armed with their crew trained for war. A convoy would not remain fixed as there would be ships, both HEICS, Royal Navy ships and others peeling off or joining. This would be especially the case when the convoy reached its port of destination.

Seasonal weather patterns such as prevailing winds would play a part in when ships or convoys would leave England. January to July seems to have been the favoured time to set sail for the Far East.


Approaches to Bombay and Calcutta

HEICS ships bound for Bombay would sail up the west coast of India and various land marks were noted in the Journals as they approached Bombay.


The west coast of India.


HEICS ships bound for Calcutta had to navigate the Hooghly River with its tidal flows and sand banks as they headed for Saugor (Sagar), the main port for disembarkation. Various landmarks were noted in the Journals and the following link to a page on the Internet was of help with some of the names.


Part of the river Hooghly showing the island of Saugor (Sagar).


Approaches to Whampoa


Whampoa
Whampoa anchorage, now called Huangpu, on the Pearl river, was the import and export port
for all foreign ships entering China at Canton (Guangzhou), which is about 12 miles further up river.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Landmarks:
Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies

John Horsburgh, The India Directory or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the interjacent ports of Africa and South America: originally compiled from the Journal of the Honourable Company's Ships, and from observations and remarks. First published in two volumes plus supplement in 1811, is a most interesting book which describes the route and landmarks to the Far East, including approaches to the ports of India and China. An electronic version of the book is available on the Internet.

  • Vol. 1: London to the Bay of Bengal.
  • Vol. 2: Bay of Bengal to China, &c.


News Reports

Image 1: Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday March 4, 1805; issue 123025. British Library Newspapers, Pt. 1: 1800-1900.
Image 2: Caledonian Mercury 8 Jan 1807


List of Ships noted in this journal.

List of other ships mentioned in the Journal. Details of the ships have been added by the Editors from a number of sources. The reference is the page on which they are noted for the first time. The main sources for the HCS ships and for their commanders come from Farrington: Catalogue of East India Company's Ship' Journals. Another site used is: eicships.threedecks.org, a useful source for 'country' ships. Information on HM ships comes from the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com, and the Internet.

The outward bound convoy consisted of HMS Blenheim (Royal Navy), HMS Greyhound (Royal Navy), Ganges, Warley, Dorsetshire & Devonshire, Retreat, Earl Camden, City of London, Metcalf, Coutts, Preston, Castle Eden, Admiral Gardner, General Stewart, Lady Castlereagh, Cumberland Hope, Exeter, Ann.

The inward bound convoy consisted of HMS Concorde as escort ship, Lady Jane Dundas, Hugh Inglis, Monarch, Walthamstow, Harriet, Alexander, Ganges, Lord Castlereagh, Earl St Vincent, Bengal, Asia, Huddart, Lord Nelson.

Captain Harington used a number of descriptions for RN support ships: The Blenheim was under the command of Admiral Troubridge and accompanied the convoy from on its outward voyage and was either referred to by Captain Harington as the Blenheim or the 'Admiral'; the Greyhound was apparently either referred to by Captain Harington as the Greyhound or the 'Frigate'. See the following descriptions of the Blenheim and the Greyhound.

Page 1 HMS La Psyché Samuel Fish, midshipman joined the Psyche from the Ganges on 25th Decr 1806. The ship had been taken in 1805, presumably from the French, 5th rate, armament 32. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03737.html, for more information.
Page 1 HCS Fame (3) Built by Perry at Bristol, repaired 1802, length 118ft, 492 tons. Three voyages are recorded of which this was her third, under Captain John Valentine Baker. On 18th Sept 1806 Joseph Marshall joined the ship Fame from the Ganges as Surgeon by approbation of Government and she set sail from Bombay to Bengal on 18th September 1806. On 24th September 1806 while on her way to Bengal she was captured by the French frigate Piedmontaise.
Page 1 HMS Blenheim Launched 5th July 1761, second rate, armament of 74 in 1790, reduced to 3rd rate in 1800. In April 1805 she sailed from England as support ship for the annual HEICS convoy. On Friday 6th September 1805 she set sail from Madras to Prince of Wales Island [Penang], with the China ships. In February 1807 she was lost, along with HMS Java, in a storm off the island Rodrigue in the Indian Ocean with all hands estimated at 590 souls, her then commander was Captain Austin Bissell. Those lost aboard the Blenheim included Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge, Captain Austin Bissell, Captain Charles Elphinstone (nephew of Admiral Lord Keith), the midshipmen George, Lord Rosehill (eldest son and heir of Rear-Admiral the Earl of Northesk) and William Henry Courtenay (illegitimate son of Admiral the Duke of Clarence). Also lost was former HMS Bounty mutineer James Morrison. Her history is detailed on the sites www.pbenyon.plus.com & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Blenheim_(1761).
Page 1 HMS Concorde Taken from the French in 1783, 5th rate, armament 28, 889 tons with a complement of 257.

She is mentioned in the crew list as receiving Cooper's mate Patrick Hayes while at sea. On 14th March 1807 she is at Point de Galle waiting for ships to gather as a convoy back to England. A Captain John Cramer of the Concorde is also recorded as boarding the Ganges at Point de Galle on her return voyage to England. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01067.html, for her interesting history. She was disposed of in 1811.

Page 2 HMS Dasher A sloop launched in 1797, armament 16. John Ann, On 5th July 1805 the Captain's servant on board the Ganges was transferred to HMS Dasher. On Sunday 8th September 1805 she set sail from Madras with the Ganges and the Dorsetshire. On 5th July 1806 she was at Bombay. See: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/D/01289.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1838.
Page 2 HMS Sir Edward Hughes She started her life as an East Indiaman. In 1804 she was sold to the Royal Navy and commissioned as a 38-gun frigate. On 30th July 1806 Richard Gayes, Seaman was transferred from the Ganges to the Sir Edward Hughes. At the time she was commanded by Captain Edward Ratsay. Became a store ship called Tortoise in 1807 as a 5th rate, armament 38, 962 tons. In 1844 she became a receiving ship at Ascension Island. She was lost there in 1859, or broken up there in 1860, or 1863. Details from: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/D/01289.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Edward_Hughes_(1784_EIC_ship).
Page 3 HMS Greyhound Launched at Mistleythorn 1784, 5th rate, armament 32, complement 212, 682 tons. Sailed for the East Indies in 1805. On 30th May 1805 she was first noted by Captain Harington of the Ganges as part of the convoy in the Indian Ocean. He does however make a note on the 3rd May, and subsequently, of the 'Frigate', which is probably a reference to the Greyhound. An ambiguous reference by Captain Harington is "Signal to Cooke the Frigate", which may suggest that her commander at this time was a man called 'Cook'. On 1st September 1805 she was at Madras when James Brown of the Ganges surrendered himself up as a Deserter. On Tuesday 3rd September 1805 she set sail from Madras as an excort to Bengal with the Company ships Devonshire, Preston, Castle Eden & General Stewart. She was recorded by Captain Sanders of the Northampton as arriving at Madras on Monday February 29th 1808. On 4th Oct 1808 the Greyhound was wrecked on the coast of Luconia, with all hands saved except one seaman. Her commander at the time was Captain Hon Wm Pakenham. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/G/02067.html, for further information.
Page 21 HCS Warley (2) Built by Perry, launched 1796, length 176ft, 1460 tons, second of that name. She made nine voyages to China of which this was her fifth, under Captain Henry Wilson. She was involved in the so called Battle of Pulo Aura off Java against the French in 1804. She was sold for breaking in 1816.
Page 21 HCS Dorsetshire Built by Barnard 1799, 165ft long, 1201 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. This was her 3rd voyage, under Captain Robert Hunter Brown. On Monday 14th October 1805 while the Ganges and Dorsetshire were sailing between Saugor and Penang, their escort ship HMS Dasher became separated from the Convoy, therefore Captain Brown of the Dorsetshire, being the senior commander, assumed overall charge for the voyage to China.
Page 21 HCS Devonshire (3) Built by Pitcher 1804, launched 1804, 146ft long, 820 tons, third of that name. Sailed to India 5 times. This was her 1st voyage, under Captain James Murray. She was wrecked off Saugor Sands on 2nd July 1814. See: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?139079 for further details.
Page 23 HMS Queen Built at Woolwich and launched 18th Sept 1769, 2nd rate, length 177ft, armament 98, complement 758, 1876 tons. She took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. Noted on Friday 19th April 1805 while off Motherbank (Isle of Wight). Broken up in 1822. See: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03743.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trafalgar for her history.
Page 27 HCS Retreat Built by Perry and launched 1805, length 116ft, 505 tons. Made at least five voyages to the Far East, of which this was her first, under Captain William Hay. On Friday 3rd May 1805 letters were sent to her from the Ganges while in the English Channel.
Page 35 HCS Earl Camden Built by Pitcher and launched 1802, length 166ft, 1271 tons. Made four voyages to the Far East, of which this was her second, under Captain Henry Morse Samson. On Saturday 18th May 1805 she was in the Northern Atlantic on her way to the East. She was destroyed by fire before September 1810 while on her fourth voyage.
Page 35 HCS City of London Built by Randall and launched 1799, length 146ft, 820 tons. She made six voyages to the Far East, of which this was her third, under Captain Samuel Landon. On Saturday 18th May 1805 she was in the Northern Atlantic on her way to the East. Her last recorded voyage was in 1812.
Page 35 HCS Metcalf Built by Barnard and launched 1804, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made six voyages to the Far East, of which this was her first, under Captain Matthew Isacke. On Saturday 18th May 1805 she was in the Northern Atlantic on her way to the East. Her last recorded voyage was in 1816.
Page 38 HCS Coutts Built by Randall and launched 1796, length 176ft, 1451 tons. She made eight voyages to China, of which this was her fourth, under Captain James Hay. On Friday 24th May 1805 she was off Madeira on her way to the East. She was sold for breaking in 1815. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coutts_(1797_EIC_ship).
Page 39 HCS Preston Built by Barnard and launched 1798, length 138ft, 671 tons. She made six voyages to the East, of which this was her fourth, under Captain Henry Sturrock. On Sunday 26th May 1805 she was off Madeira on her way to the East. Her last recorded voyage was in 1812.
Page 41 HCS Castle Eden Built by Pitcher and launched 1799, length 145ft, 818 tons. She made six voyages to the East, of which this was her third, under Captain Richard Colnett. Her last recorded voyage was in 1812.
Page 41 HCS Admiral Gardner Built by Hill and launched 1797, length 145ft, 816 tons. She made six voyages to the East, of which this was her fourth, under Captain George Saltwell. She was lost in a storm on the Goodwin Sands on 29th January 1809. See: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?4791.
Page 42 HCS General Stewart Extra ship, built by Randall, measured 1801, length 134ft, 607 tons. She made seven voyages to the East, of which this was her third, under Captain John Rogers. Her last voyage was in 1814.
Page 42 HCS Lady Castlereagh Built by Randall, launched 1802, length 146ft, 821 tons. She made seven voyages to the East, of which this was her second, under Captain Thomas Garland Murray. Her last voyage with the Honourable East India Company was in 1817. In December 1817 she set sail for New South Wales, Australia as a convict ship landing on 11th June 1818.
Page 47 HCS Cumberland Built by Dudman, launched 1802, length 165ft, 1260 tons. She made seven voyages to China, of which this was her second, under Captain William Ward Farrer. Her last voyage was in 1817.
Page 55 HCS Hope (2) Built by Pitcher, launched 1797, length 177ft, 1471 tons. She made nine voyages to China, of which this was her fifth, under Captain James Pendergrass. Her last voyage was in 1816.
Page 63 HCS Exeter (2) Built by Wells, launched 1792, length 165ft, 1265 tons. This was her 6th voyage, under Captain Henry Meriton. Captain Harington of the Ganges recorded on Saturday 22nd February 1806 when her carpenter came on board at Whampoa to inspect a leak. Her last recorded voyage was in 1810. On 18th June 1811, while at St Helena, Captain Campbell describes her as a Store ship. See Wikipedia for a full history of this ship.
Page 64 HCS Mornington 1/ Farrington only records two voyages for the Mornington, 1799-1800 & 1801-1802, both to Bengal. He gives no further details.
2/ Farrington also records the Earl of Mornington, a 241-ton Company packet launched in 1799, which made two recorded voyages to India, 1799-1802 & from Madras to England in 1803. It states that she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1804.
The Mornington was recorded by Captain Harington in the Indian Ocean on Monday 15th July 1805 and several times subsequently as part of the convoy. She was in the Madras/Ceylon area in October 1806 as she, under her Commander Captain Robert Nicholas, had assisted in cornering the French privateer Superbe, which the schooner Pitt, under the command of Lieutenant Michael Fitton, was engaging. She was broken up at Sheerness in 1808. See Wikipedia for the history of this ship.
Page 75 HCS Ann (1) Extra ship, built by Randall at Rotherhithe, measured 1801, length 128ft, 508 tons. Eight voyages are recorded, of which this was her third, under Captain James Masson. She was sold in 1817 for breaking up. See: eicships.threedecks.org/, for more information.
Page 84 HMS Weymouth Previously an HEICS Country ship called the Wellesley. No description under Farrington but to say that she made two voyages to the East under the HEICS flag, one in 1801 from Bengal and one in 1803 from Saugor to England, both under Captain Peter Gordon. In 1800, under Captain Gordon, she was envolved in a fight with a French warship and fought her off. She was built in Calcutta in 1796, The Admiralty purchased her in May 1804 as a 44-gun fifth rate and used her as a store ship. On Friday 23rd Aug 1805 she was noted by Captain Harington as at or near Madras. Her last voyage was in 1820 carrying settlers to South Africa. In 1828 she was converted to a prison ship and sailed to Bermuda where she served as a prison hulk until 1865 when she was sold for breaking. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Weymouth_(1804).
Page 84 HEICS Wellesley A country ship built at Calcutta in 1796 for the Company and called Wellesley. The Admiralty purchased her in 1804 as a 44-gun fifth rate and renamed her the Weymouth. See under that name for further details.
Page 85 HMS Sceptre Launched at Deptford 1802 as a 3rd rate, armament 74. Noted by Captain Harington as arriving at Madras on Sunday 1st September 1805. For her history see: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04149.html. She was disposed of in 1821.
Page 85 HMS Caroline Launched at Randall's Yard, Rotherhithe 1795 as a 5th rate, armament 38, complement 261. Noted by Captain Harington as arriving at Madras on Sunday 1st September 1805, she had returned from accompanying a convoy to China. For her history see: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/00839.html. She was disposed of in 1815.
Page 89 HCS Jessey She was the pilot boat at Saugor when the Ganges arrived on 13th September 1805, the pilot was Mr Stewart Master. In 1813 she foundered on reefs at Saugor, India.
Page 90 HMS Medusa Launched 1801, 5th rate frigate, armament 32, complement 254, 920 tons. On Saturday 14th September 1805, she was moored at Saugor. In 1806/7 she served on the River Plate. She was disposed of in 1816. See: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/M/02964.html for a detailed history.


HMS Medusa
http://www.admiralnelson.info/Ships.htm
Page 91 HCS Phoenix (5) Built by Barnard, launched 1804, length 145ft, 592 tons. She sailed to India six times of which this was her first. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her at Saugor on Saturday 28th September 1805. Her commander was Captain John Ramsden. Her last recorded voyage was in 1818.
Page 91 HCS Calcutta (4) Built by Wells, launched 1798, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made five voyages to India of which this was her fourth, under Captain John Reddie. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her at Saugor on Saturday 28th September 1805. Her fifth and final voyage was in 1808, commanded by Captain William Marshall, when she parted company from the convoy off Mauritius 14th March 1809, and was not heard of again.
Page 96 HMS San Florenzo Late Minerve, raised, having been sunk at San Florenze by the French and taken into service as the San Florenzo 1794, 5th rate, armament 38, complement 253, 1032 tons. On Tuesday 15th October 1805 she was spotted in the Bay of Bengal by Indiamen Ganges and Dorsetshire. She was disposed of in 1837. For her history see: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04081.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_St_Fiorenzo_(1794).
Page 114 HCS Warren Hastings (2) Built by Barnard, launched 1802, length 165ft, 1276 tons. She made two trips to China under Captain Thomas Larkins. This was her second trip and she was on her way from Benkulen when on 24th November 1805 she was noted by Captain Harington as arriving at Malacca from Benkulen. She subsequently joined up with the Ganges and Dorsetshire on convoy to China on what proved to be a lengthy voyage to China. Presumably, to avoid the French, they took a lengthy route to the south of Borneo and to the east of the Philippines. On 5th April 1806 they left China, along with the Surat Castle for the return voyage to England. It was a slow and tedious voyage as the Ganges had severe problems with water ingress. They were in the middle of the Indian Ocean returning to England and escorted by HMS Sir Edward Hughes, when on 7th June 1806 Captain Harington of the Ganges handed over to Captain Larkins the Honourable Company's packetts and all private letters on board for England, as he had to turn his ship north towards Bombay for repairs. On 9th June the Convoy was split and the Ganges and Sir Edward Hughes headed to Bombay. This weakened the Convoy and unfortunately on 11th June 1806 the Warren Hastings was captured by the French frigate La Piedmontaise.
Page 119 HMS Phaeton Built by John Smallshaw at Liverpool in 1782, Minerva-class 5th rate, armament 38, 944 tons. Recorded by Captain Harington as passing near Singapore from China on Monday 9th December 1805, her Commander at this time was Captain John Wood. See: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03478.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Phaeton_(1782) for her detailed history. She was sold in 1828 for breaking.


Contemporary Japanese drawing of HMS Phaeton
(Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture)
Page 119 HCS Cornwallis There is a problem in identifying this ship, there are at least three options. The Cornwallis is recorded by Captain Harington, Commander of the Ganges, as passing near Singapore from China on Monday 9th December 1805.
  1. Cornwallis: fourth rate, armament 54, 1388 tons, purchased from HEICS 1801; late Marquis Cornwallis, noted as in the Indian Ocean in September/November 1806.
  2. Marquis Cornwallis: Extra ship built by Perry, 1794, length 121ft, 586 tons. One voyage from Bengal is recorded in 1796 after she had carried troops to Australia.
  3. Marquis Cornwallis: built at Bombay 1803, length 171ft, 1360 tons. One voyage is recorded from Bombay in 1803. She left Portsmouth in May 1804 to remain in India.
Page 121 --- Santa Cruz An English coasting ship recorded by Captain Harington of the Ganges off the southern tip of Malasia on Friday 13th December 1805 as sailing from Balambanger Island bound for Malacca.
Page 145 HCS Scalesby Castle Built at Bombay 1798, 163ft 6½in long, 1242 tons. Sailed to China at least 17 times. Now on her 3rd voyage, under Captain John Guise. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her at Whampoa on Friday 31st January 1806. In the 1840s she was involved in shipping opium to China, see Google Books for more details.
Page 146 HCS Henry Addington Built by Wells and Launched 20th October 1800, length 165ft, 1252 tons. She made 7 voyages to the East of which this was her 3rd, under Captain Kirkpatrick. In 1804 she was one of the vessels involved in the Battle of Pulo Aura. She was sold for breaking in 1815.
Page 148 HCS Bombay Castle Built by Randall, launched 1792, length 164ft, 1234 tons. Sailed to China at least 6 times. Now on her 6th voyage, under Captain Archibald Hamilton. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her at Whampoa on Saturday 15th February 1806.
Page 148 HCS Earl Howe Built by Batson, launched 1794, length 146ft, 876 tons. Sailed to the East at least 8 times. Now on her 5th voyage, under Captain Andrew Murray. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her at Whampoa on Saturday 15th February 1806. Her last recorded voyage was in 1812.
Page 155 HCS Surat Castle (2) Built in India, repaired by Wells, measured 1806, length 157ft, 1149 tons,. Six voyages to the East are recorded between 1806 and 1816. This was her first recorded voyage, under Captain David Ibister. Recorded by Captain Harington of the Ganges as at Whampoa on 4th April 1806 and near Sumatra on 3rd May 1806, she subsequently was in the Convoy back to England.
Page 201 HCS Winchelsea Built by Well, launched 1803, length 165ft, 1265 tons. She made eleven voyages to the Far East of which this was her 2nd, under the command of Captain William Moffat. On 7th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Winchelsea at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1830.


The Winchelsea in the foreground
(http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/12649.html)

Page 202 HCS Ceres (4) Built by Perry, launched 1796, length 176ft, 1430 tons. She made nine voyages to the Far East of which this was her 5th, under the command of Captain William Dunsford. On 17th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Ceres at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815.
Page 203 HCS Elphinstone Built by Randall, launched 1802, length 167ft, 1274 tons. She made six voyages to the Far East of which this was her 2nd, under the command of Captain Milliken Craig. On 25th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Elphinstone at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1816/7 when she was destroyed by fire at Whampoa on 12th Feb 1817.
Page 205 HMS Grampus Launched at Portsmouth on 20th March 1802, 4th rate, armament 50. She was escorting convoys to China in 1805. She was recorded by Captain Harington on Tuesday 12th August 1806 as leaving Bombay for China as an escort, along with HMS Dasher and Company ships Elphinstone, Winchelsea, Ceres & Walmer Castle. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/G/02041.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1832.
Page 206 HCS Earl St Vincent (2) Built by Barnard, measured 1799, length 146ft, 808 tons. There are seven recorded trips to the East of which this was her fourth, under Captain Charles Jones. The Logs from her voyage have been transcribed and the results can be found elsewhere on this site. Her chief interest here is the saving of the crew and passengers of the Ganges when she foundered off the Cape of Good Hope in May 1807. Captain Harrison noted the Earl St Vincent arriving at Bombay on 19th August 1906. Her 7th was the last recorded in 1812.


Painting depicting the Earl St Vincent rescuing the crew and passengers of the Ganges.
Painted by William John Huggins in 1807, original held by the Royal Maritime Museum.

Page 208 HMS Arrogant Launched at Harwich 1761, 3rd rate, armament 74, length 164ft, 1644 tons, complement 584. In 1804 she was converted to a hulk at Bombay where she served as a receiving ship. Captain Harrison noted HMS Arrogant at Bombay on Friday 12th September 1906. In 1810 she was condemned as unfit for service and sold. See http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00340a.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Arrogant_(1761) for her history.
Page 211 HCS Experiment (4) Built by Wells, launched 1802, length 124ft, 549 tons. Four voyages are recorded of which this was her third, under Captain James Normand. Noted by Captain Harrison at Bombay on Tuesday 7th October 1806. On 28th October 1808 on her fourth voyage, under Captain John Logan, she parted company from the fleet along with another East Indiaman (The Glory) in a gale and was not heard of again. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiment_(1802_EIC_ship) for her history.
Page 220 HCS Huddart Built by Wells, launched 1802, length 124ft, 547 tons. Eight voyages to India are recorded. This was her third, under Captain Thomas Gabriel Bayliff. Captain Harington reported her arriving at Bombay on Sunday 11th January 1807.
Page 224 HMS La Bellone A 34-gun French privateer captured off the coast of Ceylon by the HMS Rattlesnake and HMS Powerful under the command of Sir Edward Pellew on 12th July 1806. She was noted by Captain Jones of the Earl St Vincent as at Bombay on Sunday 4th January 1807. Captain Harington of the Ganges noted her still at Bombay on Wednesday 25th February 1807 and recorded that on the 27th February she acted as escort to the Ganges, Huddart and Lord Castlereagh. See Wikipedia.
Page 225 HMS Pitt Built by the East India Company of teak at the Bombay Dockyards in 1805. She was purchased by the Royal Navy and classified as a 5th rate frigate, armament 42. Captain Jones of the Earl St Vincent recorded her as arriving at Madras on Tuesday 25th November 1806. In October. under her commander Lieutenant Michael Fitton, she had succeeded in cornering the French privateer Superbe. She was recorded again by Captain Jones on Wednesday 10th December as patrolling off the coast of India and by Captain Harington of the Ganges on Saturday 28th February 1807 as passing him near Bombay. In 1807 she was renamed the Salsette. Her history is recorded by www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04069.html, under both names. In 1835 she became a receiving ship at Woolwich and was broken up in 1874.
Page 225 HCS Lord Castlereagh (1) Built by Barnard 1802. Length 145ft, 812 tons. She made 7 voyages to India and China of which this was her 2nd under Captain Christopher Kymer. She is here recorded by Captain Harington as an 'Extra' ship on 28th February 1807. Captain Harington also records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Madras on Tuesday 17th March 1807, she sailed to Colombo on the 18th and then joined the Convoy back to England. Her last recorded voyage was her 7th in 1819.
Page 233 HMS Wilhelmina A Dutch frigate Furie, built by Flushing in 1778. Captured 24th October 1798 and entered the Royal Navy under the name Wilhelmina as a 5th rate, armament 32, 827 tons. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/W/05235.html and Wikipedia for a detailed history of her. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle on Sunday 15th March 1807. She spent most of her career in the Far East and ended up as a guardship at Penang before being sold at Penang in 1813.
Page 233 HCS Lady Jane Dundas Built by Clevely, launched 1800, length 146ft, 826 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Hon Hugh Lindsay. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. Her last and 5th recorded trip under Captain John Eckford was in 1808 when on 14th March 1809 off Mauritius she parted company with the convoy and was not heard of again.
Page 233 HCS Hugh Inglis Built by Clevely, launched 1799, length 146ft, 821 tons. This was her 3rd trip to India, commanded by Captain William Fairfax. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. Her last and 7th recorded trip under Captain William Fairfax was in 1816.
Page 233 HCS Sovereign (2) Built by Randall 1801, length 132ft, 617 tons. Six recorded voyages to the Far East of which this was her 3rd, under Captain Alexander Campbell. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. On Friday 20th March her mast was struck by lightning, and carpenters were sent on board for inspection.
Page 233 HCS Monarch Extra ship built by Mestaer 1801, length 126ft, 609 tons. This was her 3rd trip to India, commanded by Captain Stephen Hawes. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. Her last recorded trip was in 1810.
Page 233 HCS Walthamstow Built by Randall, launched 1799, length 118ft, 824 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Donald Macleod. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. Her last and 6th recorded trip was in 1811.
Page 233 HCS Harriet (3) Built by Perry, launched in 1802. Length 125ft, 550 tons. Six voyages to Bengal, this was her 3rd. Her commander was Captain William Lynch. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. She was burnt at Calcutta 15th October 1812.
Page 233 HCS Alexander (3) An 'extra' ship built at Liverpool 1804, length 128ft, 614 tons. Seven voyages are recorded of which this was her 2nd, under Captain John Robinson Franklin. Captain Franklin was an American by birth and spent his first five years on the high seas in the American trade. She was part of the Convoy but had headed for Bengal. She arrived at Bombay from Bengal on Tuesday 14th October 1806. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. She was burnt at Calcutta 15th October 1812. The Alexander was sold in 1817 as a hulk or broken up.
Page 233 HCS Bengal (2) Built by Wells, launched 1799, length 146ft, 818 tons. This was her 4th trip to India, commanded by Captain Adam Cumine. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Madras on Tuesday 17th March 1807, she sailed to Colombo on the 18th and then joined the Convoy for England. Her last and 5th recorded trip was in 1808 when she disappeared after parting company off Mauritius on 14 March 1809.
Page 233 HCS Asia (4) Built by Humble at Liverpool, launched 1798, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made five voyages of which this was her 4th, under Captain Robert Wardlaw. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle, Ceylon from Madras on Tuesday 17th March 1807. She was wrecked on a sandbank on the Hooghly River, Bengal on 1st June 1809.
Page 233 HCS Nautilus A company brig/sloop. A Packet at Madras from Busorrah (Basra) on Wednesday 26th November 1806. Captain Harington records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Madras on Wednesday 18th March 1807. It is possible that this is the same East India Company ship that was involved in a confrontation with an American Navy sloop called the Peacock on 30 June 1815. See Wikipedia.
Page 234 HCS Lord Nelson Built by Barnard, launched 1799, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made 5 voyages to India and this was her 4th. Her commander was William Charles Hutton. Captain Harington noted her at Point de Galle on 26th March 1807. Her last voyage was in 1808 under Captain Hutton. She parted company from the fleet on 28 October 1808 and was not heard of again. Francis Graham, midshipman on the Huddart, sailed on the unfortunate vessel in 1808.
Absence Book, page 053 HMS Antelope Launched at the King's Yard, Sheerness 10 Nov 1802, 4th rate, armament 50, 1107 tons. She was noted as moored at St Helena Roads on Tuesday 16th June 1807. In 1805 H Beazeley was appointed Captain of the Antelope. She was mentioned in the Absence Book of the Ganges as at Portsmouth the 29 October 1807.
Absence Book, page 113 HMS Royal William Built in Deptford by Phineas Pett the Younger and Launched on 3rd December 1670 as 100 gun 1st rate flagship called HMS Prince. Rebuilt in 1692 and renamed as Royal William, rebuilt again in 1719 and rearmed to 84 guns. 1st rate, 1918 tons. Fitted as a guard ship in 1790 and moored at Spithead from at least 1799 and was then moved to Portsmouth. She was mentioned in the Absence Book of the Ganges and may suggest that the Royal William was still at Spithead in October 1807. HMS Royal William was broken up in 1813. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Prince_(1670) for her history.


Sketch of the Royal William when she was called the Prince.
Copied from Wikipedia.

Absence Book, page 151 HMS America Launched at Blackwall Yard 21st April 1810 as a 3rd rate, length 176ft, 1758 tons, armament 74. She is mentioned in a letter dated 28th June 1811 in the Absence Book of the Ganges, a William Robertson was serving on her. She was broken up in 1867.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1-14 Crew and passengers lists


15-84 Harbour & Sea Log 14th January 1805 - 23rd August 1805

Engagement Engagement with the French 6th August - 7th August 1805

85-86 Harbour Log at Madras 24th August - 27th August 1805

90-92 Harbour Log at Saugor 14th September - 7th October 1805

93-112 To Penang - Sea Log 8th October - 14th November 1805

113-114 Penang - Harbour Log 15th November - 26th November 1805

115-116 To Malacca - Sea Log 27th November - 30th November 1805

117 At Malacca - Harbour Log 1st December - 5th December 1805

118-145 To Whampoa - Sea Log 6th December 1805 - 28th January 1806

145-155 At Whampoa - Harbour Log 28th January - 4th April 1806

149 Possibly discovering principal leak 24th February 1806

155-200 To England - Sea Log 5th April - 2nd July 1806

200-224 To Bombay - Harbour Log 3rd July 1806 - 26th February 1807

225-232 From Bombay - Sea Log 27th February - 14th March 1807

233-234 At Point de Galle 14th March - 25th March 1807

235-275 Towards England - Sea Log 25th 1807 - 29th May 1807

271-275 Sinking of the Ganges 28th May - 29th May 1807


The Journal

[Log - page 001:]


First page of journal.

[Stamp] 1805 7 86 M

List of Ships Company Ganges 4th Voyage
No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
1 Thomas Talbot Harington Commander [Thomas Talbot Harington [not Harrington], was born 19th Sep 1778 in the parish of St Edmund's, New Sarum, Wilts, son of John & Rachel; midshipman Manship (1) 1793/4; midshipman Canton 1795/6; 4th mate Rose (2) 1798/9; 2nd mate Duke of Buccleigh (1) 1800/1; 2nd mate Dorsetshire 1802/3; Capt Ganges (3) 1804/5; Capt Charles Grant 1810; Capt Scalesby Castle 1810/1 & 1813/4. He was then dismissed for non attendance. He married twice and by his first wife he was father of William Davenport and Jemima Davenport. He lived and traded for a while in South Africa and was declared bankrupt in 1829. He then moved to Calcutta, probably in 1830, where he married his second wife in 1831 and died in 1841. See Wikitree for a detailed biography of him.]
2 John Rose Chief Mate [John Rose, bap Leswalt, Wigtown, 21 May 1772, son of Rev John, Minister; midshipman Phoenix (3) 1787/8; seaman in Virginia 6m; 5th mate Pheonix (3) 1790/1; 4th mate Woodcot 1792/3; 3rd mate Woodcot 1794/5; 2nd mate Woodcot 1796/7; 3rd mate Ganges (3) 1799/1800; 1st mate Ganges (3) 1802/3 & 1804/5; 1st mate Canton 1809/10; 1st mate Winchelsea (3) 1811/12. Died Madras 22nd July 1814.]
3 John Robert Blackwell Second Mate [John Robert Blackwell, bap Lewisham, Kent 22nd Sep 1779, son of Ebenezer & Mary Blackwell; midshipman Ganges (3) 1796/7; 5th mate Rose (2) 1798/9; 4th mate Lord Thurlow 1800/1; 3rd mate Ganges (3) 1802/3; 2nd mate Ganges (3) 1804/5.]
4 Thomas Hooper Third Mate [Thomas Hooper, bap Hampreston, Dorset 23rd Apr 1781, son of Thomas & Sarah Hooper; seaman in Straits trade 2 years; seaman in American service 1 year & 6 months; seaman in Dutch service 2 years; midshipman Caledonin 1797/8; 5th mate Albion (2) 1800/1; 4th mate Ganges (3) 1802/3; 3rd mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; 1st mate Exeter (2) 1807/8.]
5 John Jones James Fourth Mate [John Jones James, bap Rhayader, Radnor 13th Feb 1781, son of John & Jane James; in HM Ordnance Service 5 years; 6th mate Coutts 1802/3; 4th mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; 2nd mate Harriet (3) 1807/8; 1st mate Harriet (3) 1809/10 & 1811/12.]
6 Herbert Mortimer Fifth Mate [Herbert Mortimer, privately bapt Eastbourne, Sussex 13th Nov 1785, son of Charles Smith & Elizabeth; mate Mouser cutter 1 year & 6 months; midshipman General Stuart 1802/3; 5th mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; home from Cape as 6th mate Lady Jane Dundas 3rd mate Ocean (4) 1807.8.]
7 Joseph Sexton Sixth Mate [Joseph Sexton, bap Nettlestead, Suffolk 12th Feb 1786. son of William & Elizabeth (née Booby) Sexton; 6th mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; 3rd mate Carmarthen 1807/8; 2nd mate Monarch 1809/10.]
8 Jonathan Davie Surgeon [Jonathan Davie, Surgeon Elizabeth (5) 1800/1; Earl of Abergavenny (2) 1802/3 & 1804/5; Ganges (3) 1804/5.]
9 Joseph Cole Purser [Joseph Cole, midshipman Pheonix (3) 1799/1800; purser Ganges (3) 1802/3; Canton 1803/4; Ganges (3) 1804/5; Europe (2) 1810/1.]
10 Thomas Ainsley Cook Boatswain Died at Bombay 3rd February 1807.
11 John Smith Gunner Killed by a fall 31st May 1806
12 Robert Trew Carpenter Drowned at Sea 11th June 1805 [Robert True in Absence Book]
13 William Blackburn Midsm & Coxn [Entered on board the Ganges 6th April 1805.]
14 Joshua Whitehead Midshipman
15 George Ireland Midshipman Run at Penang 25th Novr 1805
16 Samuel Fish Midshipman Entr on bd HMS Psyche 25th Decr 1806. [Samuel Fysh in the Absence Book.]
17 Henry Pulham [Pullen] Midshipman [Privately bap. 16th Sept 1787, St Lawrence and St John, Southampton, son of Henry & Mary Pullen, Midshipman Ganges (3) 6th April 1805, home from St Helena in Alexander (3); 6th mate Preston 1807/8; 4th mate Winchelsea (3) 1809/10 & 1811/12; 3rd mate Coldstream 1811/12; Died 18th Sept 1812.]
18 John Inglis Supply Midshipman
19 Joseph Marshall Surgeon's Mate Joined the ship Fame as Surgeon by approbation of Government 18th Septr 1806. [Possibly the Joseph Marshall who served as Surgeon on the Windham (2) 1806/7 and died 9th May 1808. See Imprest Book as James Marshall]
20 John Stansfield Caulker [Stanfield in Absence Book]
21 Florence Holrein Cooper [Florence Holerin in the Absence Book]
22 John Rook Captain's Cook [Came on board 6th April 1805]
23 James Syndecomb Ship's Cook [Sydecombe in Absence Book]
24 Samuel Capon Captain's Steward [Entered on board on 6th April 1805]
25 John Smith Ship's Steward [He had a brother called William]
26 Joseph Nailer Boatsns Mate (1st) Made Boatswain 7th Jan 1807.
27 Robert Howard Boatsns Mate (2nd) [Came on board 24th April 1805]
28 William Barker Gunner's Mate (1st)
29 Robert Hill Gunner's Mate (2nd) [Entered on board 6th April 1805]
30 John Bailey Carpenter's Mate (1st) [Next of kin was Ann Bailey]
31 Isaac Ranger Carpenter's Mate (2nd) Press'd on HMS Blenheim 31st Jan 1806. [See under 'list of ships', as the Blenheim was lost in the East Indies in January 1807.]
32 John Wittenham Caulker's Mate [His wife was called Ann and he received two dozen lashes for stealing.]
33 Patrick Hayes Cooper's Mate Sent to HMS Concorde at Sea. [On this occasion HMS Concorde was the convoy's support ship.]
34 William Stephens Quarter Master Run at Bombay 26th July 1806. Recd on bd again 10th Jany 1807. Reduced him to Seaman and made Quarter Master again. [Boarded on 5th April 1805]
35 George Cook Quarter Master
36 David Pritchard Quarter Master Died at Sea 30th October 1805
37 Abraham Angel [alias Angle] Quarter Master
38 William Rose Quarter Master [Christian Rose, Quarter Master when leaving sinking ship.]
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39 William Bowman Quarter Master Run at Bombay 2nd October 1806.
40 William Tomlinson Quarter Master
41 John Saunders Sailmaker Died at Sea the 10th May 1807. [Also called Sanders, his wife was called Jamey.]
42 John Lewis Armourer
43 George Jeffries Butcher
44 Joseph Smith Baker Died at Sea 17th June 1806
45 Richard Chapman Poulterer [Richard Ganford Chapman]
46 James Collyer Captain's Servant
47 John Ann Captain's Servant Entd on bd HMS Dasher 5th July 1806
48 Joseph Purser Chief Mate's Servant [Came on board 6th April 1805]
49 Edward Hewson Boatswain's Servant
50 Robert Bradford Gunner's Servant [Served from 6th April 1805]
51 Robert Western Carpenter's Servant Made Captain's Servant 6th July 1806, [Weston in Imprest Book and Westin in Absence Book]
52 James Studds Surgeon's Servant [James Studd or Tibbs in Absence Book]
53 William Gower Master at Arms
54 Thomas Boddington Seaman [Entered on board Ganges 6th April 1805]
55 Thomas Greenaway Boatswains Servant Seaman
56 James Young Seaman boarded 6th April 1805
57 William Kerr Seaman
58 James Hastead Seaman [Came on board 6th April 1805]
59 Minus Lindegreen Seaman [Magnus Lingreen in Imprest Book]
60 John Savage Seaman
61 Richard Gates Seaman Ent's on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806. [Richard Gage in Imprest Book.]
62 Francis Joseph Seaman Ent's on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
63 Emanuel Tompin Seaman Died in Bombay Hospital 26th Sepr 1806. [Emanuel Terpise alias Tomkin in Absence Book and Tonpin in Log Book]
64 Anthony Fransisco Seaman
65 Richard Taylor Seaman
66 George Desapstre Seaman [or Desapster or Desaspter]
67 John Johnston Seaman Run at Bombay 25th July 1806 and Received on board again 25th February 1807
68 John Adams Seaman Died at Bombay 12th January 1807. [His mother was Dinah Adams]
69 Robert [Thomas] Robinson Seaman Drowned at Whampoa 19th Feby 1806. [There is a confusion here between Thomas and William who were probably brothers. In the Crew List it is Thomas who died at Whampoa but on the day William is named although this is now known to be a mistake for Thomas. William was still claiming monies in 1811. The Absence Book adds to the confusion by calling Thomas Robert.]
70 James Randall Seaman
71 Benjamin Hughson Seaman [Benjamin Hewison in Imprest Book and Benjamin Hewson in Absence Nook]
72 Anthony Evans Seaman [Anthony Evens in Absence Book]
73 Cornelius Kelly Seaman [Cornelius Keeley, when leaving sinking ship, Cornelius Thiery in Imprest Book, Cornelius kiely, Kierly & Fielly in the Absence Book.]
74 Samuel Joseph Seaman
75 John McNeary Seaman Died at Bombay 26th Novr 1806
76 Manuel Caten Seaman [Manuel Catan in Absent Book]
77 George Wilson Seaman [boarded 6th April 1805]
78 John Newens Seaman
79 Samuel Thomas Seaman Made Gunner at Sea the 1st June 1806. [Boarded 6th April 1805]
80 Samuel Peglar Seaman Press'd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806. [See Imprest Book]
81 Samuel Shipman Seaman Ent'd into the H Comp S Marine Bombay 1st Feby 1807. [See Imprest Book & 'Shipley' in Absence Book]
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82 James Antony Seaman [Received on board the Ganges 5th April 1805]
83 John Stephenson Seaman [Boarded 22nd April 1805]
84 James Gillen Seaman Ent'd on bd HMS Hughes 30th July 1806
85 Joseph Henderson Seaman Run at Bombay 28th July 1806
86 William Stephenson Seaman Drowned at Saugir [Saugor] 20th September 1805
87 Miles Walker Seaman
88 Benjamin Wetherly Seaman [Benjamin Witherly in Absence Book]
89 George Bipsham Seaman [Entered on board 22nd April 1805]
90 Richard Bray Seaman Killed at Sea by a fall 23rd June 1806
91 Henry Rawlins Seaman Made Boatswain's mate 7th Feby 1807 [Also Rowlins, Rolins]
92 James Brown Seaman Surrendering himself up as a Deserter to HMS Greyhound at Madras 1st Sept 1805
93 John Heatton [Heaton] Seaman Came on board 24th April 1805.
94 Thomas Crindall Ordinary Seaman Press'd on board HMS Dasher 25th Sept 1805. [See Imprest & Absent Books as Thomas Crundall]
95 Thomas Boyle Ordinary Seaman
96 John Caroll Ordinary Seaman
97 Charles Callaghan Ordinary Seaman [In the Absence Book he is Charles Callahan with a wife called Esther. Also Colaghan etc.]
98 John Pedro[w] Ordinary Seaman Run at Penang 25th November 1805
99 William West Ordinary Seaman Enter'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
100 James Webb Ordinary Seaman Enter'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
101 Bryant Sally Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 5th October 1805
102 James John Ordinary Seaman Died at Point de Galle 19th March 1807
103 Thomas Finirty Ordinary Seaman Died at Sauger [Saugor] 5th October 1805. [Finnity in List 6 and Finnerty in Absence Book]
104 John Miller Ordinary Seaman
105 John Smith Ordinary Seaman
106 Thomas Magrah Ordinary Seaman [His wife was Margaret]
107 John Moore Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
108 William Groves Ordinary Seaman Enter'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
109 Archibald McLeash Ordinary Seaman
110 James Farrell Ordinary Seaman
111 John Bloomley Ordinary Seaman [John Blomley in Imprest Book. Elizabeth Blomeley was next of kin]
112 Charles Stern Ordinary Seaman [see Starn]
113 Barnard Donnelly Ordinary Seaman Died at Bombay 6th February 1807. [or DENALY alias DONELLY, his wife was Elizabeth.]
114 Francis Sparkes Ordinary Seaman [Sparks in Absence Book]
115 Charles Alders Ordinary Seaman
116 William Mason Ordinary Seaman [Ann Mason signed for him in the Absence Book]
117 William Brown Ordinary Seaman
118 John Joseph Ordinary Seaman [Juan Jose]
119 Henry Brown Ordinary Seaman
120 James Finney Ordinary Seaman
121 Adam Tinnemar Ordinary Seaman [Boarded 6th April 1805. See Tenmenan, Tinneman etc.]
122 Thomas Bryant Ordinary Seaman
123 William Finney Ordinary Seaman
124 Thomas Watts Ordinary Seaman
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125 Michael Donohue Ordinary Seaman
126 Frederic Vaughan Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806. [Boarded the Ganges 6th April 1805]
127 Andrew Pennenail Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806 [Andrew Pennace in Absence Book]
128 George Daniels Ordinary Seaman
129 Jacob Pennenail Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd HMS Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806. [See Imprest Book as Jacob Pendernagle and Jacob Pennace in Absence Book]
130 John Hoff Ordinary Seaman
131 Charles Preston Ordinary Seaman [Came on board 6th April 1805]
132 George Heath Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
133 Joseph Barnes Ordinary Seaman Seaman from time of leaving Eng'd having been put bd. [Entered on board 22nd April 1805.]
134 James Doyle Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 22d December 1805
135 William Robinson Ordinary Seaman [Related to Thomas (sometime called Robert) Robinson. See Thomas Robinson in the Crew List. It is Thomas Robinson, Quarter Master, who was drowned at Whampoa and not William as stated in the Log. William was still claimed his wages in 1811 when he was serving on HMS America.]
136 Morris O'Denning Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 17th May 1805. [Morris O'Daniell in Imprest Book]
137 Thomas Cole Ordinary Seaman Ent'd on bd Sir Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
138 James Landers Ordinary Seaman
139 Dennis Carroll Ordinary Seaman
Received on board at Madras 27th August 1805

140 Ram Johnny Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
141 Mumedorass [Marmureedorass] Tindale Died Sauger [Saugor] 15th Septr 1805
142 Qeena[?] Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
143 Saonoville Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
144 Caramaley Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
145 Nevagee Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
146 Cede Aumadee Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
147 Eddas Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
148 Emambox Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
149 Cede Yacouth Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
150 Jamall Serang Died at Canton 15th Feby 1806
151 John Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
152 Carim Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
153 Rosan Serang Run at Penang 25th Novr 1805
154 Mamond Habjall Serang Died at Canton 28th Feby 1806
155 Ajamuth Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
156 Goolab Serang Died at Sea 5th May 1806. [In the Log Gollam Hassan died on this day - see under Golamhasan]
157 John Mummed Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
158 Bumeth Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
159 Allabux Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
160 Niamushdin Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
161 Rojoo Serang Died at Sea 1st January 1806. [Rojoo is not recorded in the logs as dying on 1st January 1806. [However the 'Agul' is recorded as dying on Saturday 15th February 1806 while the ship was at Whampoa, is this the same person?]
162 Clooter Rajoo Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
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163 Cabbel Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
164 Badao Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
165 Golamhasan Serang Run at Penang 25th November 1805. [The Log states that Gollam Hassan died on 5th May 1806]
166 Omambux Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
167 Buxsoo Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
168 Sakeir Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
169 Ebaram Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
170 Buxsoo Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
171 Mulay Abdulla Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
172 Mulay Salaba Serang Run at Penang 25th November 1805
173 Raphiek Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
174 Durnmumed Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
175 Caden Serang Run at Penang 25th November 1805
176 Buxsoo Serang Run at Penang 25th November 1805
177 Kushabdu Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
178 Buxsoo Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
179 Ketchell Malay Serang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
Received on board at Madras 5th Septr 1805]

180 John McQuin Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806
181 Frederic Macey Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806
182 John Brown Seaman
183 John Peterson Seaman Run at Bombay 27th July 1806
184 John Miller Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806
185 Thomas Kenney Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806
186 Edward Vaughan Seaman Died at Bombay 16th July 1806 in the Hospital
187 John Lumblein Seaman
188 Antony Lynn Seaman
189 Rossell Hanklin Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 30th Jany 1806
190 Gustaff [or Augustus] Lindeman Seaman Run at Bombay 27th July 1806
Received on board at China 7th March 1806]
191 Charles Wightman Midshipman
Received on board at China 2nd April 1806
the following Chinese
]

192 Ayong Boatswain
193 Assam Carpenter
194 Alsow Carpenter's Mate
[John Goodall, Sailor, died On Wednesday 6th March 1805, he is not however recorded in the Crew list, he probably died below the crew list was drawn up.]
Continued at the end of the Journal


[Log - page 6:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regt Ganges
.
No. Names Stations Remarks
1 William Kinlock Captain
2 A Pilfold Captain
3 John Dancey Lieutenant
4 R B Harison Lieutenant
5 John Moir Lieutenant
6 A Beck Lieutenant
7 Moore Scott Ensign
8 Joseph Lee Sergeant
9 John Hilligern Sergeant
10 John Ward Sergeant
11 John Nash Sergeant
12 Joseph Silvestre Sergeant
13 John Simmons Sergeant
14 George Much Sergeant
15 John Phipps Sergeant
16 Pat. Lowler Sergeant
17 John Duxbery Sergeant
18 James Evans Corporal
19 David Jones Corporal
20 Dennis McCarmock Corporal
21 William Smith Corporal
22 Barny Graham Corporal
23 Thomas Smith Corporal
24 John Goodacre Corporal
25 John Carrol Corporal [Entered on board 6th April 1805]
26 William George Corporal
27 John Austin Corporal
28 James Burns Drummer
29 Richard Kelly Drummer
30 David Thomas Drummer
31 Thomas Harris[?] Drummer

Privates

32 Samuel Amplet Private
33 John Broderic Private
34 Michael Branaghan Private
35 James Bachelor Private
36 Patrick Burnes Private
37 William Bell Private
38 Michl Burke Private
39 John Burnes Private
40 John Burnes Private
41 William Collins Private
42 Thomas Cox Private
43 John Canroy Private
44 John Claffoy[?] Private












No. Names Stations Remarks

Privates Continued
45 John Chapwing Private
46 Thomas Camisky[?] Private
47 John Coarcey Private
48 Mathew Kerr Private
49 Thos Dannieals Private
50 Mathw Dolins Private
51 Thomas Dunn Private
52 Mark Dollsman Private
53 Dowen Durkey [Dowen Darkin] Private Died at Sea 16th June [Absence Book 1805]
54 James Davison Private
55 John Diviser Private
56 James Fogarty Private
57 James Faymane Private
58 John Flyman Private
59 Peter Faggem[?] Private
60 Patrick Flynn Private
61 John Finneraan Private
62 John Gillesby Private
63 William Gluman Private
64 Darby Graddy Private
65 John Gri-nan[?] Private
66 William Gray Private
67 John Glackins Private
68 Bryan Hanbury Private
69 Patrick Hains Private
70 John Hainly Private
71 Henry Hutson Private
72 Robt Hutchingson Private
73 Saml Henry Private
74 Thos Higgins Private
75 Thos Hudder Private
76 James Kelley Private
77 Barthw Thomas Private
78 Barnard Gilchrist Private
79 Owen Kelley Private
80 Timophy Lodge Private
81 George Lawrence Private
82 Michael Leach Private
83 James Lawery Private
84 Robt Loghead Private
85 Lougn[?] Linnagin Private
86 James Mcquinley Private
87 Tully McMahim Private
88 Peter Murphy Private
89 John Murphy Private
90 John Milroy Private
[Log - page 7:]
No. Names Stations Remarks

Privates Continued
91 Thos Kelly Private
92 Michl McGlynn Private
93 Michl McCobb Private
94 Pat Machine Private
95 Pat McDermott Private
96 Alexr McDonald Private
97 Nathen McGideon[?] Private
98 Anthony Malhirn Private
99 John McElder Private
100 John McDonald Private
101 Patrick Martin Private
102 Lawrence McGillock Private
103 Pat Mosan Private
104 Bryan Magins Private
105 Thomas Murphy Private
106 Henry Mansfield Private
107 Bryan McMahar Private
108 Samuel Newlan Private
109 William Newport Private
110 John O'Bryan Private
111 William Pratt Private
112 Joseph Polland Private
113 Patrick Quin Private
114 Samuel Rayment Private
115 Michael Rice Private
116 Thaddy Ruddy Private
117 Mathew Rahem Private
118 Michael Rioly Private
119 James Russell Private
120 Robert Saybrook Private
121 Thomas Scott Private
122 James Scawler Private
123 James Thompson Private
124 Thomas Trainer Private
125 Edward Tracey Private
126 Simon Manrings[?] Private
127 Hugh Ward Private
128 William Ward Private
129 Thomas Ward Private
130 Peter Wheeler Private
131 Henry Wilson Private
132 William White Private
133 Patrick Welsh Private
134 Daniel Tracey Private
135 John Andrews Private
136 Owen Burke Private
137 James Blake Private
138 William Baker Private
139 Patrick Branning Private








No. Names Stations Remarks

Privates Continued
140 Gillis Bazoth Private
141 Robert Bruch Private
142 Domick Bristlow Private
143 Patrick Bagley Private
144 Joseph Bolland Private
145 William Bradley Private
146 Pat: Brinnan Private
147 Thomas Bracey Private
148 John Bare Private
149 James Bryem Private
150 John Bryem Private
151 James Colning[?] Private
152 Patrick Cleanery[?] Private
153 Hugh Carney Private
154 James Camers[?] Private
155 Thomas Clearke Private
156 John Crosley Private
157 Alexander Dunning[?] Private
158 William Devitt Private
159 Thomas Dunn Private
160 Mark Duffy Private
161 Pat Dunn Private
162 Mich. Donohough Private
163 Patrick Darner Private
164 John Darner Private
165 Edward Dunn Private
166 Henry Digan Private
167 John Dickson Private
168 Peter Dorathy Private
169 Thomas Evatt Private
170 Thomas Ealey[?] Private
171 Patrick Flemming Private
172 Michael Flemming Private
173 Edward Finnery Private
174 Simon Fallan Private
175 Michael Fenning Private
176 James Finnity Private [See Finerty]
177 James Flannegan Private
178 Peter Finnall Private
179 John Flynn Private
180 William Flood Private
181 Edward Fulham Private
182 Thomas Farleigh Private
183 Patrick Gowman Private
184 Thomas Gantley Private
185 Thomas Gallowar Private
186 Bryant Gillows Private
187 John Hart Private
188 Mathew Higgins Private
189 William Handcock Private
[Log - page 8:]
No. Names Stations Remarks

Privates Continued
190 Pat Kunhall[?] Private
191 Pat Kelley Private
192 Pat Hines Private
193 John Harrison Private
194 James Harricod Private
195 Robert Harrison Private
196 Patrick Kelly Private
197 Edward Joice Private
198 William Quincey Private
199 William Johnson Private
200 James Jones Private
201 James Kenning Private
202 James Kelly Private
203 Anthony Kibifoil[?] Private
204 Michael Kinman Private
205 John Kilham Private
206 Hugh Kolligham Private
207 John Linnocserd Private
208 Edward Lacey Private
209 Patrick Locking Private
210 John Locking Private
211 James Long Private
212 John McDuet Private
213 Nathaniel McDonald Private
214 George McNeal Private
215 Donald Malay Private
216 George Mullinchamp Private
217 Patrick McDonohoe Private
218 James McHough Private
219 James McDonett Private
220 John Mullen Private
221 Mathew Munley Private
222 Michael Muncey Private
223 Charles Mallin Private
224 Alexander Mallin Private
225 William Macklerey[?] Private
226 James McEvery Private
227 Collin McKinsey Private
228 John Mulligan Private
229 Darley McHugh Private Killed in action 7th Augt 1805
230 Thomas Nicholson Private
231 Thomas Neve Private
232 Patrick Osborn Private
233 John Payne Private
234 Richard Handgrass Private
235 Lawrence Quin Private
236 number not used

No. Names Stations Remarks
Privates Continued
237 John Rechy Private
238 William Rouch Private [In the sea log a William Kraugh or Keough is recorded as dying on Saturday 21st Sept 1805.]
239 Nicholas Staplestone Private
240 Pat Tinnerain Private
241 John smith Private
242 Charles Tinnerain Private
243 Edward Welsh Private
244 Owen Whyler Private
245 Thomas White Private
246 Patrick Rimington Private
247 Murphy Lenshaw Private
248 Pat Malone Private
249 Michael Finny Private
250 Hugh Hamilton Private
251 Edward Senly Private
252 Thomas Mannagan Private
253 Nicholas Burks Private
254 Dennis Hampson Private
255 Pat: Maurice Private
256 Pat: Ward Private
257 Pat Earden Private
258 Peter McLaughlin Private
259 Peter Manegen Private
260 Thomas Collins Private
261 James Divine Private
262 John McFenning Private
263 Mark Dilmore Private
264 James Higgins Private
265 Michael Hawley Private
266 Thomas Higgins Private
267 Owen Casey Private
268 Joseph Dorathy Private
269 Peter Flynn Private
270 William Marwhan Private
271 George Dunn Private

Continued









































[Log - page 9:]
Woman and Children accompanying the detachment.
No. Names Remarks

No number one

2 Mrs Pilfold Wife of Captain Alexander Pilfold
3 Betty Lee Wife of Joseph Lee
4 Margaret Helligem Wife of John Helligem
5 Rebecca Ward Wife of John Ward
6 Catharine Silvestre Wife of Joseph Silvestre
7 Rose McDonald Wife of John McDonald
8 Batty Batchelor Wife of John Batchelor
9 Mary Gray Wife of William Gray
10 Lucy Burkes Wife of Nicholas Burks
11 Ellen Phipps Wife of John Phipps
12 Sarah Duxbery Wife of John Duxbery
13 Mary Goodacre Wife of John Goodacre
14 Betty Burke Wife of Owen Burke
15 Jane Durner Wife of Alexander Durner
16 Susan Andrews Wife of John Andrews
17 Mary Gillies Wife of Bryan Gillies
18 Catharine Quin Wife of Lawrence Quin
19 Jane Burnes Wife of Patrick Burnes
20 Mary McDonald Daughter of Rose McDonald aged 1 year
21 Peter Burkes Son of Lucy Burkes aged 4 years
22 William Goodacre Son of Mary Goodacre aged 2 years
23 James Andrews Son of Susan Andrews aged 1 year
24 William Durner Son of Jane Durner aged 1 month
25 Sarah Duxbury Daughter of S[arah] Duxbery aged 5 months
26 Rose Silvestre Daughter of C[atherine] Silvestre aged 1 year
27 Charles Lee Son of Betty Lee aged 2 months
28 Mary Burnes Daughter of Jane Burnes aged 5 month
   Return on Board                         Landed
Officer                            7    Officer                     7
Non Commissionioned Officers      20    Non Commissioned Officers  20
Rank & File                      244    Rank & File               242
Women                             18    Women                      18
Children                           9    Children                   11
                                 ---                              ---
                          Total  298                       Total  298
Remarks
July 16th 1805. Mary Gillis Delivered of a Daughter.
August 11th. Mary Burke Delivered a son.

August 24th Landed at Fort St George. Two Hundred Seventy eight Men Women & Children.

[Log - page 10:]
Marine Boys for His Majesty's Ships in India
Charter Party Passengers per Ganges.
.
No. Names Remarks
1 Patrick Neiles

2 Arthur McIntosh

3 Watkin Thomas

4 William Williams

5 Alexander Hunter

6 Joseph Mallow

7 William Yord

8 William McCabe

9 John Dixon

10 John Moore

From HMS Blenheim per Order of Admiral Trowbridge.
11 Martin Rodmond

12 Thomas Wright

13 William Johns

14 William Jones

15 John Kerry

16 John Carey

17 James Murphy

18 John Harris

19 William Resmond

20 George Penn

21 John Davis

22 Lawrence McCane

23 Owen Tierney

Sent on board HMS Blenheim Admiral Sir Thomas Trowbridge the 25th August 1805 in Madras Roads.
[Log - page 11:]
Chinese, Charter Party Passengers Per Ganges.
No. Names Remarks
1 Tyen

2 Eokwin

3 Etty

4 Chegond

5 Jou

6 Apping

7 Acquing

8 Assow
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
9 Ahon

10 Alloy
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
11 Ackoy

12 Awang
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
13 Assow

14 Attoy

15 Assel
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
16 Accoy
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
17 Assem

18 Askoy

19 Ascown
Run from the ship at Penang 24th November 1805
Remainder of the above Chinese left the ship off Linting [Lin-ting, China] January 30th 1806.
[Log - page 12:]
Private Passengers Per Ganges.
No. Names Destinations
1 Alexander Gray Esqr. of the Council P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
2 Mrs Ann Gray, his wife
Prince of Wales Island
3 Thomas Raffles Esqr Junr Merchant and Asst Secy
Prince of Wales Island. [Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, was born on the Ann off Port Morant, Jamaica on 6th July 1781. He was the son of a ship’s master, Captain Benjamin Raffles and Ann, née Lyde, (1755–8th February 1824). In 1800 Thomas transferred his interests from the West Indies to the East Indies. He had married after March 1805 to Olivia Marianne Fancourt née Devenish and they sailed on the Ganges, presumably from Southampton, England in April 1805, along with his sister Marian and their a servant Mary Chapman. They duly arrived at Madras on 6th September 1805, where they landed as the Ganges was sailing on to Bengal. Their destination was Prince of Wales Island [Penang], so it is assumed that they took another ship to Penang. Olivia bore him no children and died in 1814. On 22nd February 1817 he married Sophia Hull, born 5th May 1786. Thomas and Sophia had five children of whom only Ella Sophia alone survived infancy. In March 1822, having lost three children, Thomas and Sophia sent their only surviving child, Ella Sophia, born Bencoolen 25th May 1821, to England in the care of their nurse Mary Grimes and a Eurasian servant named J. Rousseau. However, Ella too died tragically of illness just before her 19th birthday on 5th May 1840, St Leonards-on-Sea, before a planned summer wedding in 1840. She was to wed John Sumner, the eldest son of the Right Reverend Charles Richard Sumner, Bishop of Winchester. Thomas Stamford Raffles became Lieutenant Governor of British Java and Governor-General of Bencoolen (established in 1685 by the East India Company on the south side of the island of Sumatra), and founded Singapore. He returned to Hendon in London and died on 5th July 1826, the day before his 45th birthday, in his home in High Wood. Sophia found his body at the bottom of the spiral staircase. His remains were laid to rest at the Church of St Mary in Hendon, Middlesex although initially the Vicar refused burial as Sir Thomas was part of the anti-slavery movement while the vicar came from a slave owning family in Jamaica. Sophia died on 12th December 1858, aged 72, at her home in High Wood, Middlesex.

See: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_931_2004-12-23.html, by Vernon Cornelius, on which this information is based.]

4 Mrs O M Raffles, his wife
Prince of Wales Island. [Olivia Marianne Devenish, born 16th February 1771. Olivia married firstly, on 26th May 1783, Jacob Cassiveluan Fancourt, assistant surgeon HEICS. He was killed in Madras on 5th April 1800, during the Mysore War. She was married secondly in March 1805 to Thomas Raffles. Olivia suffered from poor health during the time that she and Raffles were in Java, when he was the lieutanant-governor of the island. She died at Buitenzorg (now Bogor) on 26 November 1814, aged 43, and was buried at the Tanah Abang burial ground (now the Taman Prasasti Museum) in Batavia (now Jakarta). Raffles was devastated by Olivia’s death, and this affected his health. He had erected in her memory a marble monument in the Botanical Gardens at Buitenzorg, now the Bogor Botanical Gardens.

See: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_931_2004-12-23.html, by Vernon Cornelius, on which this information is based.]

5 Miss Marian Raffles, his sister
Prince of Wales Island
6 Mr Arthur Teggart, Writer, P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
7 Mr William Clubley, Writer, P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
8 Mr J C Lawrence, Writer, P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
9 Mr Robert Ibbetson, Writer, P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
10 Mr J L Phipps, Writer, P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
11 Mr John Scott, Native P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
12 Mr Robert Scott, Native P.W.I.
Prince of Wales Island
13 Mr W H Rumsey, Assist Surgeon
Madras
14 Mr Charles Fullerton, Writer
Madras [It is believed that Charles Fullerton, was married at Madeira on 12th July 1812 to Sophia, 4th daughter of Charles Maxtone, (Monumental Inscriptions at Madras)].
15 Mr R H Russell, Cavalry Cadet
Madras
16 Mary Capon Servant to Captain & Mrs Gray Prince of Wales Island
17 Lucy, Black woman Servant to Captain & Mrs Gray Prince of Wales Island
18 Christopher Proctor Servant to Captain & Mrs Gray Prince of Wales Island
19 Mary Chapman Servant to Mr & Mrs Raffles Prince of Wales Island

All left the Ship at Madras the 6th September 1805, in consequence of her proceeding to Bengal.

Passengers Per Ganges from Bengal to Pinang [Penang].
1 Lieut Pollock N. I., for recovery of his health Landed at Prince of Wales Island 15th November 1805 [He came on board on Friday 4th October 1805.]
2 Mr Thomas Assistant Surgeon, for recovery of his health Landed at Prince of Wales Island 15th November 1805
Passengers Per Ganges to England
.

Mr Tilson
Received on board at Malacca per Order of Govr & Council P W I -.
Went on board the HCS Dorsetshire At Sea 5th Jun 1806 in consequence of the Ganges springing a leak & bearing up the port of Bombay.
[Log - page 13:]
List of Private Passengers Per Ganges Bombay to England.
1 Lieut-General Oliver Nicoles Commander in Chief at Bombay. [General Oliver Nicols, was, when he married Miriam Green, daughter of Sir William Green, Bart., Colonel of the 66th Regiment of Foot.]
2 William Green Captain [Captain Green was probably related to and travelling with General Oliver Nicols. General Nicols, Colonel of the 66th Regiment of Foot, married Miriam, daughter of General Sir William Green, bart. General Nicols and Miriam had seven children.]
3 Mrs Green

4 George Green Master Child of William Captain Green
5 A D Green Miss Child of William Captain Green
6 S C Green Miss Child of William Captain Green
7 C E Green Miss Child of William Captain Green
8 L C Green Miss Child of William Captain Green
9 Doctor Price Doctor Died at Sea May 16th 1807
10 Mrs Price [Wife of Doctor Price]
11 J J Price Master Child of Doctor Price
12 R A Price Master Child of Doctor Price
13 Mrs Maddison Wife of Lt Coll Maddison, & HM 77th Regt
14 Mrs Griffiths
[Travelling with a child called Miss Wren]
15 Miss Wren Child Accumpanying Mrs Griffiths
16 Mr Henshaw

17 Mr Rollestone
[Samuel Rolleston, born in Alresford, Hampshire 1775, had joined the HEICS in 1794. He was described by Captain Harington as a senior Merchant of the Bombay Establishment. He helped in the loss of the Ganges and was one of the last to leave the ship. He returned to England on board the Earl St Vincent and disembarked at Lymington on 5th Sep 1807. His account of the sad event survives and is held by the British Library. It was published in The Journal of the Families in British India Society, No.22, Autumn 2009, pp.23-29. See http://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2017/06/the-loss-of-the-east-indiaman-ganges.html for further details about him. Samual Rolleston settled at Pan Manor on the Isle of Wight. He married twice and died in 1860, aged 84, leaving two children.]
18 Mr Law

19 Reverend Mr Hill (Insane)
20 Master - H R Smith (Child) Accompanying Mr Henshaw
21 Captain Aitchison

22 Captain Lyal Marine Batalion[sic]
23 Lieut Col Grant

24 Major Cape

25 Lieut Howard HM 78th
26 Lieut Goodyer HM 65th On Sick Certificate
27 Ensign Cocksidge Engineers
28 John Quay Servant to Mr Law
29 Ellen Pryer Servant to Mrs Green
30 Joseph Francis Servant to Lieut Col Grant Native of India
31 Francis Rodriguez Servant to Captain Aitchinson Native of India
32 Jack Servant to Mr Henshaw Native of India

[Log - page 14:]
List of Charter Party Passengers Per Ganges Bombay to England.
No. Names Rank Regiment &c &c [Remarks]
1 George Maddison Lieut Col HM 77th Regt
2 John Law Lieutenant HM 77th Regt Died at Sea 28th Apr 1807
3 Francis Cripps Sergeant HM 77th Regt
4 John Williams Sergeant HM 77th Regt
5 William Gammiel[?] Sergeant HM 77th Regt
6 Mathew Bucke Corporal HM 77th Regt
7 William Burrows[?] Corporal HM 77th Regt
8 John Cornish Corporal HM 77th Regt
9 Nathaniel James Corporal HM 77th Regt
George McCrackin Corporal HM 77th Regt
11 John Poole Corporal HM 77th Regt
12 James Quin Corporal HM 77th Regt
13 John Thompson Corporal HM 77th Regt
14 James Brooks Private HM 77th Regt
15 John Bond Private HM 77th Regt
16 John Dalton Private HM 77th Regt
17 Joseph Hall Private HM 77th Regt
18 William Trice[?] Private HM 77th Regt
19 William Lear Private HM 77th Regt
20 Robt McCuitchin[?] Private HM 77th Regt
21 Michael O'Nealty Private HM 77th Regt
22 John Piggott Private HM 77th Regt
23 Samuel Sly Private HM 77th Regt
24 John Vickery Private HM 77th Regt
25 Lucy Dalton Wife of J Dalton HM 77th Regt
26 Eliz Vickery Wife of J Vickery HM 77th Regt
27 Mary Unwin Widow HM 77th Regt
28 John Cripps Son of F Cripps HM 77th Regt
29 Daniel Sullivan Discharged man

30 James Pierce Discharged man

31 John Murphy Discharged man

32 Edwd McQuillan Discharged man

33 Willm McGill Invalid Artillery Man

34 George Cowie[?] Invalid 65th [Regt]

35 Jane Cowie[?] Wife of George Wife

36 Mary Thornton Orphan child

Received on board at Point de Galle forder[?] Capt Cramer HMS Concorde Thomas Hasty - Invalid Gunner HM Navy.
J J H [Initials added later]


[Log - page 015:]

Harbour Log

Ship Ganges at Blackwall

January 14th 1805.
Wind South with fine weather. At 1pm. Came on board Mr Aails, Hon Coys Inspector and left Mr Lee Surveyor. People employed cleaning the Hold. 1st & 4th Officers on board.

Tuesday 15th.
Wind SE moderate weather. At 9pm. Came on board Mr Slaney Pilot. At 1pm. Hauled out of Blackwall dock. At 2 made fast to the Mooring. People employed stowing the hold.

Wednesday 16th.
Wind SW moderate weather. Received on board 40 empty Butts, People employed under the Boatswain. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Thursday 17th.
Wind SW First & middle parts fine weather latter squally. People employed stowing Butts and filling water. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Friday 18th.
Wind SW fine weather throughout, employed receiving Billet Wood and taking in Ships Coals, filling water. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Saturday 19th.
Wind & weather as yesterday, employed stowing Butts and filling water. 1st & 4th Officers on board.

Sunday 20th.
Wind variable throughout employed cleaning Ship & filling Water. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Monday 21st.
Wind NW Hazy weather employed taking in Store deals and filling water. AM got the lower Yard on board. Officers as before.

Tuesday 22nd.
Wind northerly hazy weather with snow, employed stowing Butts and filling water. Riggers cloathing the lower Yards. Officers as before.

Wednesday 23rd.
Wind NE stormy weather. People employed taking in Lead on account of the Hon Coy. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Thursday 24th.
Wind NE Frosty weather, employed at taking in Lead. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Friday 25th.
Wind NE weather Frosty employed taking in Tin on account of the Hon Coy. Officers 1st & 4th.

Saturday 26th.
Wind NE Weather much the same as yesterday employed taking in Billet Wood. Officers on board as before.

Sunday 27th.
Fresh breeze from the NE with fine weather. Officers 1st & 4th.

Monday 28th.
Light Airs Easterly with hazy weather, Stayed the Masts and set up the lower Rigging employed receiving Flints & Old Stores. Officers 1st & 4th.

Tuesday 29th.
Light winds Easterly with hazy weather latterly blowing strong with snow a great deal of drift ice in the River. People employed receiving the running Rigging old Store and preparing to go to Gravesend.

[Log - page 016:]

HCS Ganges at Blackwall

Wednesday 30th January 1805.
Winds Easterly with snow sleet and rain throughout. Received the Bending Sails and two new Cables otherwise employed as necessary.

Thursday 31st.
First part light winds from the Eastward with sleet and rain latterly blowing fresh, employed bending Sails and under the Boatswain. Received some small Stores. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Friday 1st February.
Blowing strong from the NE Employed bending Sails. Received the Best Bower Sheet Anchor otherwise employed preparing to go to Gravesend. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Saturday 2nd.
Light winds NNW fine weather 1pm vast off from the mooring and made Sail. At 6pm anchored with the Best Bower a little below Gravesend. Captain and all Officers on board.

Sunday 3rd.
Light winds from the Westward fair weather. At daylight weighed and dropped a little lower down moored Ship a Cable each way abreast of Milton Church [Gravesend] . Captain and all Officers on board.

Monday 4th.
Wind variable SW with rain employed cleaning Ship and Serving the Cables. Twenty Lumpers employed. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Tuesday 5th.
Hard Gale from the SW with rain employed as yesterday and bending the Sheet Cable. Twenty Lumpers and Six Riggers employed. Officers 2nd & 3rd.

Wednesday 6th.
Wind variable Northerly fine weather dried and unbent the Sails, others employed in the Hold. Officers 2nd & 3rd.

Thursday 7th.
South westerly winds with fine weather. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging. Pumped Ship out. Officers as before.

Friday 8th.
Wind Westerly employed as yesterday, received 50 fathoms of Billet wood. Officers 2nd & 3rd.

Saturday 9th.
Westerly winds fine weather. People & Tradesmen employed as most necessary. Officers 2nd & 3rd.

Sunday 10th.
Light Airs Westerly & fair. Cleaned Ship. Captain & all Officers on board.

Monday 11th.
Blowing Strong from the Eastward thick rainy weather throughout, employed receiving the Ships Guns some Water and Sundry Small stores. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 12th.
Wind NE with fine weather received the remainder of the Ships Guns, employed under the Boatswain. 1st & 3rd Officers on board.

Wednesday 13th.
Light breezes from the Westward and fine weather. Employed receiving Bales on account of the Hon Coy. Officers 1st & 3rd.

[Log - page 017:]

HCS Ganges at Gravesend

Thursday 14th February.
Light Airs variable and fine weather employed as yesterday and under the Boatswain. 1st & 4th Officers on board.

Friday 15th.
Light Airs variable and thick hazy weather. Employed receiving Ships Stores and under the Boatswain. 1st & 4th Officers on board.

Saturday 16th.
Light Airs Southerly & fine Westerly employed ender the Boatswain. Officers 1st & 4th on board.

Sunday 17th.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Received on board 14 Chinamen to work at the Tackle Pall for which they are to receive one Shilling per day while they remain here. Captain, 1st & 4th Officers on board.

Monday 18th.
Fresh breeze from the Eastward fine weather. Employed receiving Flints on account of the Captain and otherwise under the Boatswain. Officers 2nd & 4th.

Tuesday 19th.
Light variable winds & fine weather, at daylight Cleared Hawse, afterwards employed taking in Bales on account of the Hon Coy, some Ships Stores and Flints on account of the Captain. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Wednesday 20th.
Wind and weather as yesterday employed taking in Flints and scraping the Gun Deck. Draft of Water PM forward 17.6 aft 18.6. PM received the Ships Jolly Boat. Officers as before.

Thursday 21st.
South westerly winds & fine weather. Employed levelling the Flints and scraping the Gun Deck otherwise as necessary. Officers 2nd & 4th.

Friday 22nd.
Fresh breezes at SW with rain throughout. Employed as yesterday. Discharged 20 Lumpers retaining 10 and 6 Riggers. Officers as before.

Saturday 23rd.
Fresh Gale at SW hazy weather. Employed in the Hold and otherwise as necessary. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Sunday 24th.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned Decks Draft of Water 18 feet. Captain 2nd & 4th Officers on board.

Monday 25th.
Strong breeze from the Westwards fine weather. Employed taking in Bales on account of the Hon Coy and on the Rigging. All Officers on board.

Tuesday 26th.
Winds and weather as yesterday, Employed receiving Bales on account of the Hon Coy and under the Boatswain. Officers 1st & 4th.

Wednesday 27th.
First & middle parts variable with fine weather latterly blowing hard from the Westward. Receiving some Private Trade. Stayed the Fore Mast and set the Rigging up. All Officers on board.

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HCS Ganges at Gravesend

Thursday 28th.
Blowing hard from the Westward frequently with very hard squalls. Stayed the Main Mast and Mizzen Masts and set the Rigging up. Officers all on board.

Friday 1st March.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Flints and otherwise under the Boatswain. Officers all on board.

Saturday 2nd.
Pleasant breeze Westerly fine weather. Received some beer on account of the Hon Coy and also some on account of the Victualling Bill.

Sunday 3rd.
Light winds with pleasant weather for the most part. Captain & all Officers on board.

Monday 4th.
Fresh breeze from the Westward fine weather. Received some Dry Provisions and some Private Trade.

Tuesday 5th.
Blowing hard from the Westward employed receiving Sails and Sundry Small Stores for the use of the Ship. Officers all on board.

Wednesday 6th.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Bales and Factory Stores on account of the Hon Coy also some Private Trade and Ships Stores. PM Departed this life John Goodall Seaman. All Officers on board.

Thursday 7th.
Light breezes Easterly with fine weather. Employed receiving Bales and Factory Stores also Private Trade & Ships Stores. All Officers on board.

Friday 8th.
Pleasant breeze from the NW fine weather. Employed receiving Iron and Ships Provisions otherwise under the Boatswain. AM Sent the Body of the deceased for interment. Alll Officers on board.

Saturday 9th.
Winds and weather much the same as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck employed receiving Bales and Treasure on account of the Hon Coy also some Private Trade and various Small Stores. Captain & all Officers on board.

Sunday 10th.
Light breeze Easterly and fine weather. Captain and all Officers on board.

Monday 11th.
Pleasant breeze from the SE fine weather. Employed receiving Store Cordage and Spirits – and otherwise under the Boatswain. Captain and all Officers on board.

Tuesday 12th.
Fresh breeze SW fine weather. Employed receiving Stores, Cables Cordage and Gunpowder. People under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Captain 1st, 3rd & 4th Officers on board. 2nd Officer absent on Ships Duty.

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HCS Ganges at Gravesend

Wednesday 13th March.
Wind and weather as yesterday, employed receiving Company Cargos and Private Trade also the Spare Anchor and Sundry Small Stores otherwise under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. 1st, 3rd and 4th Officers on board 2nd absent on Ships duty.

Thursday 14th.
Moderate breeze from the Westward and fine weather. Received some Ships Stores and otherwise employed as most necessary. Captain 1st 3rd and 4th Officers on board. 2nd absent on Ships duty.

Friday 15th.
Pleasant breeze from the NW with fine weather, employed receiving the Booms otherwise as necessary. Officers as yesterday.

Saturday 16th.
Light Westerly breezes with fine weather. Employed bending Sails and otherwise as most useful. Officers as before.

Sunday 17th.
Light breeze from the SW & fine weather. Washed Decks. Captain & all Officers on board.

Monday 18th.
Wind much as yesterday with hazy weather. Got the Long Boat in. Employed stowing the Booms and otherwise as necessary. Captain and all Officers on board.

Tuesday 19th.
Light breeze Easterly with fine weather. AM Employed bending Sails and receiving Pitch & Tar and Sundry Stores. Captain and all Officers on board.

Wednesday 20th.
Light winds from the Eastward with hazy weather & rain throughout. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Captain and all Officers on board.

Thursday 21st.
Strong breeze from the Eastward with fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain & otherwise as necessary. Captain & all Officers on board.

Friday 22nd.
Pleasant breeze from the Eastward with fine weather, employed as most necessary. Captain & all Officers on board.

Saturday 23rd.
Wind & weather as yesterday, employed receiving Passengers Baggage otherwise under the Boatswain. Captain 1st, 2nd & 4th Officers on board. 2nd absent on Ships duty.

Sunday 24th.
Blowing strong from the Eastward with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Captain 1st 2nd & 4th Officers on board. 2nd absent on Ships duty.

Monday 25th.
Light breeze from the Eastward with fine weather, employed receiving Water for the Troops and under the Boatswain. Officers as yesterday.

Tuesday 26th.
Light Airs Easterly with fine weather, employed receiving Stores for the Troops and under the Boatswain. Captain 1st 2nd & 4th Officers on board. 3rd absent on Ships duty.

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HCS Ganges at Gravesend

Wednesday 27th March.
Wind from the Eastward hazy weather. Employed receiving Billet Wood and otherwise as necessary. Captain 1st 2nd & 4th Officers on board 3rd absent on Ships duty.

Thursday 28th.
Wind & weather as yesterday employed receiving Bread & Dry Provisions for the Troops, otherwise as necessary. Captain and all Officers on board.

Friday 29th.
Wind SW with hazy weather & rain. Received on board some flour for the Troops. PM Cleared Hawse. Captain & all Officers on board.

Saturday 30th.
Wind & weather as yesterday employed receiving Water, Spirits and Sundry Small Stores for the Troops. Captain 1st 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. 4th absent on Ships duty.

Sunday 31st.
Ditto winds & weather. AM Loosed Sails to dry. Washed the Gun Deck. Officers as yesterday.

Monday 1st April.
Light Airs at NW with fine weather, bent the Main Sail. Employed receiving 150 Tinns[?] of Beef and Pork on account of the Troops. Officers as before.

Tuesday 2nd.
Wind Easterly fine weather. Employed in the Hold and as necessary under the Boatswain. PM Mr Gale Branch Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship. Captain and all Officers on board.

Wednesday 3rd.
Light breeze at NW and fine weather. received on board 80 Butts of Water for the Troops and some Passengers Baggage. Captain 2nd 3rd & 4th Officers on board. 1st absent on Ships duty.

Thursday 4th.
Fresh breezes from the Westward with Squalls and rain, employed receiving some Private Trade on account of the Captain and some Passengers Baggage. AM Mr Hackett came on board and paid the Officers and Petty Officers. Captain and all Officers on board.

Friday 5th.
Wind and weather chiefly as yesterday, Mr Hackett paid the Ships Company. PM scraped the Top Gallant Yards.

Saturday 6th.
Variable winds and hazy weather. At Daylight Cleared Hawse and unmoored the Ship. At 5pm weighed but the wind veering round to the Eastward came too again with the Small Bower abreast of Milton Church Captain and all Officers on board.

Sunday 7th.
Light variable Airs & fine weather. At 7am weighed and made sail and at 1pm Anchored with the Small bower in 7 fathoms a little above Old Haven. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Captain and all Officers on board.

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HCS Ganges – Gravesend to Portsmouth

Monday 8th April 1805.
Light Airs variable and calms throughout. Shifted the Best Bower Cable. Washed the Gun Deck and otherwise as necessary. PM Hove up the Small Bower Anchor and let go the Best. Officers as before.

Tuesday 9th.
Light breeze from the Eastward with fine weather. At 9am weighed and dropped down to the lower part of the Chapman and anchored with the Best Bower in 7 fathoms, employed cleaning the Orlop Deck and otherwise as necessary

Wednesday 10th.
Ditto winds & weather, employed cleaning the Orlop Deck and otherwise as necessary

Thursday 11th.
Light breeze at ESE & Calms. At Noon shifted the Anchor and dropped about a mile down otherwise employed as before.

Friday 12th.
Wind at SE with fine weather,. At ½ past Noon weighed and worked over Lee Flats least Water 4&189 fms. At ½ past 6pm came to with the Best Bower between the Mouse and east end of the Oze [Oaze - buoy] in 8 fathoms the Buoy of the Mouse bearing NEbE and the Black Tail Beacon NW½N. Hon Coy Ships Warley and Dorsetshire in Company.

Saturday 13th.
Wind Freshening at SE Fine weather. At 1pm weighed & Worked down to the Nob Hole least water the Edges on Flats 4¼ fathoms and at 4 came to with the Best Bower in 10 fathoms. The Buoy of the Girdler bearing SWbS and the Shivering Sand Buoy WbN½N. 9pm Confined in Irons Thomas Finnity ordinary Seaman for refusing put out his lights and Collaring the Master at Arms

Sunday 14th.
Strong breezes at ESE & clear weather. At 9am Thomas Finnity refusing to beg the Master at Arms’ pardon for his Conduct. Called the hands out and gave him half a dozen lashes after which he apologised before the Ships Company. At 1pm Double reefed the Top Sails. Weighed and worked over the Pan Sand Flats. At 2 when on the Flats carried away the Main Top Sail Yard in the Slings. At 4 Anchored with the Best Bower in the Queens Channel in 10 fathoms, the Buoy of the Wedge bearing SSE. The Yacht and Hon Coys Ships Warley Dorsetshire and Devonshire in Company. PM sent up another Top Sail Yard and bent the Sail.

Monday 15th.
Fine breeze at ENE and fine weather, at 5am weighed and worked down the Queens Channel, at 8 Rounded the Foreland and at 9 Hove too in the Downs. At ½ past 10 made Sail and at 11 Rounded the South Foreland. Ships in Company as yesterday. NB this Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

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[Start of Sea Log]

HCS Ganges towards Portsmouth

Tuesday 16th April 1805.
C&D ---- At 6pm Dungeness Lightship bearing NNW½W distance 6 or 7 Miles, 15 fathoms water. At 8pm Dungeness Lights NEbE½E 9 Miles. At 11pm ditto EbS. At 1am ditto EbS. At daylight Beachy Head NEbN. Noon Beachy Head bearing EbS. Hazy weather.

Wednesday 17th April 1805.
C&D ---- Variable light breezes with fine weather. At 4pm saw Dunnose bearing NW½W. Culver Cliff NW½N distance 6 or Leagues. At 8 Came to with the Best Bower in 8 fathoms. Culver Cliff South about 2 Miles. At 6am weighed with the wind NNE. Working in to the Motherbank and at 1pm Anchored in 12 fathoms. Ormes Point [Head] Bearing NWbW. Fort Monkton Hill [&] Nettlestone Point SbE in Company with the Hon Coys Ships Warley, Dorsetshire & Devonshire. PM Moored Ship with the Small Bower to the Westward a Cable each way. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight. Found riding here the Outward bound Fleet and Several West Indiamen & Transports.

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[Start of Harbour Log]

HCS Ganges at the Motherbank

Thursday 18th April 1805.
Light variable winds & fine weather employed clearing & cleaning Ship. Otherwise under the Boatswain.

Friday 19th.
Ditto wind & weather Employed as yesterday and receiving Water on account of His Majesty’s Ship Blenheim Admiral Sir Thomas Trowbridge. AM Sailed His Majesty’s Ship Queen with Transports on an expedition.

[Edward Thomas Troubridge, Bart., C.B., M.P. (Rear Admiral of the White). See: A Naval Biograpical Dictionary, by William R O'Byrne, pub. John Murray, 1849, for his life and career.]

Saturday 20th.
Light Airs from the Westward with fine weather, received on board 34 Butts of Water from the Blenheim and 15 Pipes of Wine, employed under the Boatswain. Passengers came on board.

Sunday 21st.
Pleasant breeze NW & fine weather employed setting up the Fore Main Mizzen Rigging otherwise as necessary.

Monday 22nd.
Wind SE ith fine weather, at 8am Unmoored Ship and dropped down to Spithead Moored Ship and received a detachment of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment on board 298 Men Women & Children. AM The Purser came on board with the Hon Coys dispatches.

Tuesday 23rd.
Wind SW with fair weather. PM Unmoored Ship & Signal from the Blenheim and hove into the half Cable Service on the Best Bower. Employed receiving Soldiers Baggage.

Wednesday 24th.
Blowing hard from the Southward with rain, at Noon weighed & Signal and bore up to go through the Needle. At ½ past 7am Anchored with the Best Bower in Yarmouth Roads.

Thursday 25th.
Pleasant breeze at NE with fine weather, at daylight weighed and ran through the Needles. At noon the Pilot left the Ship. Bill of Portland bearing NNW½W 10 or 12 Leagues. NB this Log contains 12 hours and ends as Noon to commence the Sea Logs.

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[Start of Sea Log]

Ganges to Madras, Penang and China

Friday 26th April 1805.
C&D S50W 96. A Pleasant breeze & fine weather throughout. Bill of Portland NNW½W, 10 or 12 Leagues. Payed the sheet Cable into the Hold otherwise employed as most necessary. Signal Ships astern make more Sail. Lat 49.24N Long 4.16W.

Saturday 27th April.
C&D S45W 121. NE wind cloudy weather throughout with squalls at times. Admiral W½S 2L. 6am Signal for ships astern to make more sail. A strange sail in sight on the Starboard quarter Standing in for the Fleet made the Private Signal to the Admiral which he answered. Admiral SW. Lat 48.30N Long 6.28W.

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HCS Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 28th 1805.
C&D S61W 82. Firs part fair NE middle & latter unsettled weather. At 6pm Signal to steer WNW and close round the Admiral. Pumped Ship out. Omitted the performance of Divine Service from the unsettled state of the weather. Lat 48.00N Long 8.41W.

Monday 29th April.
C&D N10W 50. First & middle parts squally & unsettled latter part light & variable. At 5pm Signal for ships to Windward to bear down. Pumped Ship out. Bore up to join the Fleet. Lat 49.7N Long 8.9W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 30th April 1805.
C&D S60W 102. NE hazy unsettled weather throughout. Sent the Top Gallant Yards up. Admiral SW 1 Mile. Pumped Ship out. Employed coiling the Best bower into the Hold. Lat 48.26N long 9.40W.

Wednesday 1st May.
C&D S55W 100. NE Fine weather throughout. Pumped Ship out. Admiral WSW. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Signal to steer WSW. Lat 47.29N Long 11,32W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 2nd May 1805.
C&D S35W 160. Pleasant breeze ESE & fine weather throughout. Signal to steer WSW. Pumped Ship out. Admiral SW1 Mile. Signal stern most ships to make more sail, Lat 44.54N Long 13.42W.

Friday 3rd May 1805.
C&D S40W 116. First & middle parts pleasant breeze latterly decreasing. PM Two Strange Sail in sight the Frigate on Chase of one steering at EbN, Pumped the Ship out. AM set the Topmast Rigging up Fore & Aft. Made the Signal requesting to Communicate with another ship. Sent some letters on board the Retreat. Admiral SSE 1 Mile. Lat 43.25N Long 15.27W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 4th May 1805.
C&D S13W 37. Light variable Airs throughout and fair weather. Pumped Ship out. Admiral WSW2 Miles. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Lat42.45N Long 15.37W

Sunday 5th May.
C&D S39W 124. First part light winds increasing to a fresh breeze. Pumped Ship. Signal stern most ships make more Sail. squally. Lat 41.10N Long 17.25W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 6th May 1805.
C&D S71W 56. Squally unsettled weather with rain. Pumped Ship out. Admiral E½S 1 Mile. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Carried away the Main Top Sail Sheet. Admiral WSW. Handed the Main Sail. Lat 40.56N Long 18.11W.

Tuesday 7th May 1805.
C&D N22W 21. Squally SWbS & rain throughout. Swell from the SW. Pumped Ship out [three times] Wore & made Sail. Admiral West. Lat 41.14N Long 18.21W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 8th May 1805.
C&D S18W 61. Squally SbW with rain throughout. Pumped Ship out. Signal to steer WSW Admiral WSW. Lightning all round. Lat 40.9N Long 18.46W.

Thursday 9th May 1805.
C&D S17E 127. Squally with hard showers of rain & variable winds throughout. Pumped the Ship out. AM Scrubbed the Hammocks People & Tradesmen employed as most useful. Admiral SbE 2 Miles. Lat 38.10N Long 19.33W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 10th May 1805.
C&D South 104. First & Middle parts variable Winds & cloudy weather. Latter part fine breeze & fair weather. Taken aback. Pumped Ship. Signal to make all possible speed & steer SSW. Admiral SbE 2 Miles. AM Fitted the new Fore Topsail. People under the Boatswain and Tradesmen usefully employed. Lat 36.31N Long 19.13W

Saturday 11th May.
C&D S10W 168. Pleasant Trade EbN & fine weather. Smooth Water. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Topmast Studding Sail. Tradesmen as most useful. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 33.39S Long 20.9W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 12th May 1805.
C&D S1E 148. Fair weather NE with pleasant breeze & smooth water. Pumped Ship. PM Shifted the Blenheim Wine forward to Trim Ship. Admiral south 2 Miles. AM Performed Divine Service and mustered the Ships Company. Lat 31.16N Long 20.6W.

Monday 13th Mary.
C&D S2W 99. Pleasant Trade East & fair. Pumped Ship out. Lat 29.40N Long 20.9W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 14th May 1805.
C&D S5W 119. First & Middle parts Cloudy latter part clear. Pleasant Trade NbE throughout. Pumped Ship. Shifted the Second Best Topsails with the worst ones. Admiral SSW. Lat 27.46N Long 20.20W.

Wednesday 15th May.
C&D S11W 170. Pleasant Trade NE throughout. Sailmaker repairing the second best main Topsail. Other Tradesmen as useful. AM washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Lat 24.41N Long 20.57W.

[Log - page 034:] Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 16th May 1805.
C&D S14W 147. Pleasant Trade NE & fair. Pumped Ship out. Shifted the third main Topsail for the fourth. Signal to steer WSW. Admiral SE. Employed rimming the Ship. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 22.18N Long 21.35W.

Friday 17th May 1805.
C&D S20W 137. Pleasant Trade NE & fair weather throughout. Employed trimming ship otherwise under the Boatswain. Signal to close & steer SWbS. PM Departed this life Morris O’Denning, Ordinary Seaman. At 8am Committed his body to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Sailmaker repairing the Old Top Sail. AM Fumigated the Orlop Deck. Lat 20.8N Long 22.20W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 18th May 1805.
C&D S½W 74. . A light Trade & fair weather throughout. Pumped ship. PM shifted the Fore Top Sail with the worst. Admiral South 2 Miles. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Lowered down the Small Cutter & sent her with letters to the Earl Camden, City of London & Metcalf. Lat 17.3N Long 22.33W.

Sunday 19th May 1805.
C&D South 93. Light Trade & fair weather. At 6am saw the Island of St Antonio [Madeira] bearing South. At 8 the extremes from S½E to SE¾S dist 16 or 18 Leagues. Pumped the Ship out. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon extremes of the land from SbE½E to SEbE¾S dist 6 or 8 Leagues. I take a fresh departure & allow my Longitude 25.36 West of Greenwich. Lat 19.6N Long 22.33W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 20th May 1805.
C&D S½E 169. Fresh Trade NE & cloudy. At 4pm Extremes of the Island from East to NEbE½E. At 6pm from ENE to NE. Pumped Ship out. Admiral SSE. At midnight the Island of Saint Nicholas SE. Shifted the Main Topsail with the worst. Signal to ships astern to make more sail. Lat 14.35N Long 25.1W.

Tuesday 21st May 1805.
C&D SSE 114. Signal for ships to Leeward to join the body of the Fleet. Pleasant Trade East & fair. Sailmaker on the second best Main Top Sail. Pumped the Ship out. At Noon repeated Signal to make Sail and close round the Admiral. Sent the Cutter on board the Admiral. Lat 12.54N long 24.24W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 22nd May 1805.
C&D SSE¼E 158. Pleasant Trade NEbN. Bore up & made sail. Pumped Ship out. Admiral SSE. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 9.54N Long 23.16W.

Thursday 23rd May 1805.
C&D SEbS 143. First & Middle parts Cloudy latter clear pleasant breeze ENE throughout. Employed trimming the Ship. Sailmaker on the 3rd Main Top Sail. Carpenter making a Top Gallant Yard. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 7.40N Long 21,55W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 24th May 1805.
C&D SE½S 56. Clear weather & variable winds first part, middle part & latter light squalls with rain. Repeated Signal to the Dorsetshie, Devonshire & Coutts to make all Sail & join the Body of the Fleet. Pumped Ship out. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 6.39N Long 21.28W.

Saturday 25th May 1805.
C&D SEbS 20. Light variable winds & Calms. Rain throughout. Pumped Ship out. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Admiral SbW. Lat 6.33N Long 21.17W.

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Sunday 26th May 1805.
C&D SbE 45. Light winds & Calms, cloudy & rain at times, latter part fair weather. Pumped Ship out. Admiral EbS. Repeated Signal for the Dorsetshire & Preston to Tack, ditto for the Earl Camden & Coutts to make all Sail possible ditto for the Coutts ditto to close & steer South. Performed Divine Service. Lat 5.49N Long 21.8W.

Monday 27th May 1805.
C&D SbE 69. Fair weather with light variable winds. Pumped Ship out. People employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Admiral SSE. Lat .5N Long 20.34W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 28th May 1805.
C&D SEbS 40. Variable winds & weather Thunder, lightning & hard Showers of rain at times. Pumped Ship out. Signal to close and steer South. Admiral SEbS. Lat 4.28N Long 20.32W.

Wednesday 29th May 1805.
C&D South 56. Squally & rain throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Repeated Signal Ships astern to make more sail. Ditto Signal to the Coutts Lat 3.47N Long 20.31W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 30th May 1805.
C&D SSE 35. Variable Winds NNE Squally, Calms & rain. Bore up to join the Ships to leeward & repeated the Signal to the Castle Eden, Dorsetshire, Camden, Coutts, City of London & Warley ditto to the Devonshire & Admiral Gardner. Taken aback. In the Squall the Devonshire lost her Top Gallant Mast. Repeated Signal to close and steer SbW. Ditto to the Greyhound. Pumped the Ship out. Admiral SE 1 Mile. Current Setting SSE. 7 fathoms of the Blenheim Boat. Lat 3.19N Long 19.43W

Friday 31st May 1805.
C&D W½S 25. Variable Winds & weather Squalls & hard rain. Repeated Signal to steer SbW. Admiral SEbS. Pumped Ship out. Taken aback. Repeated Signal No13 to the Coutts. Lat 3.35N Long 20.8W

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 1st June 1805.
C&D SSW½W 70. Variable winds & weather. AM blowing fresh & squally from the SE with rain. Washed the Gun Deck & Exercised the Great Guns. People & Tradesmen employed as most useful. Admiral East 1 Miles. Pumped Ship our. Signal to close & steer SbW. Signal again to the Warley, City of London & General Stewart. Repeated the Signal to Cooke the Frigate in SE. Admiral SWbS 1 Miles. Lat 2.33N Long 0.41W.

Sunday 2nd June 1805.
C&D S52W 98. Pleasant Trade & fair. AM Performed Divine Service. Repeated the Signal to the Lady Castlereagh, Metcalf. Pumped Ship out. Admiral SWbS 2 Miles. Lat 1.34N Long 21.58W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday June 3rd 1805.
C&D SWbS 109. Wind SE Cloudy. PM Made Signal for leave to go ahead to set Rigging up. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 11pm A Sail in sight to the South and Ship coming up fast with her. At midnight called the hands out to quarters and made a Signal for a Strange Sail; which turned out to be the Metcalf. Admiral East. AM Set the Bobstays. Stayed the Masts & Set the Rigging up fore & aft. Repeated the Signal stern most Ships to make more sail. Lat 00.48S Long 22.59W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Tuesday 4th June 1805.
C&D S¼W 112. A pleasant Trade ESE chiefly fair weather. Repeated Signal to close & steer South. Admiral NE 1 Mile. Repeated signal to the Lady Castlereagh to make more sail. Lat 2.16S Long 23.5W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 5th June 1805.
C&D S½W 132. Steady Trade EbS & fair weather. Pumped Ship out. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Un-stowed the Booms and got out the Fore Top Mast. Carpenters at work shortening it. Admiral SSE. Sailmaker altering the Deck Awning. Signal so close the body of the Fleet. Lat 4.52S Long 24.18W.

Thursday 6th June 1805.
C&D S½W 95. Steady Trade ESE & fair. Signal to close & steer South. Carpenter making a Top Sail Yard. Signal to the Frigate to heave too. Ditto the Warley. Armourer at the Forge. People as useful. Lat 6.6S Long 24.37W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 7th June 1805.
C&D SW 107. Moderate Trade & chiefly fine weather. Repeat Signal to the Retreat. Pumped Ship out. Admiral SSE 1 Mile. A Private Signal to the Frigate. Lat 7.50S Long 25.51W.

Saturday 8th June 1805.
C&D SbW½W 121. Steady Trade ESE fair weather & smooth water, Our Signal for Longitude. Admiral NEbE. AM Scrubbed one Watch of the Soldiers Hammocks. Sailmaker altering the Driver. Carpenter making a Main Top Sail Yard. Caulker caulking the Waterway seams. Employed rattling down the Rigging. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 10.0S Long 26.27W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 9th June 1805.
C&D SSW 125. Pleasant Trade EbS & fair. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to close & steer South. Admiral SbE 2 Miles. PM Set the Top Mast Rigging up fore & aft. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat 12.4S Long 27.16W

Monday 10th June 1805.
C&D SbW 124. Clear weather ESE. Repeated Signal to the Devonshire to make more sail and ditto to the Fleet to Close & steer SbE. Sailmaker on the Driver. Armourer at the Forge. Caulker & his Mate caulking the upper works. Bore up to join the Ships to Leeward. Repeated Signal to the City of London to make more sail with two Guns. Lat 13.53S Long 27.41W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 11th June 1805.
C&D SbW 101. At 5am Mr Trice Carpenter fell overboard from a Stage where he was working forward, immediately hove the Ship up in the Wind cut away the life Buoy & lowered the Boat but he was most unfortunately drowned. AM Held a Court of Inquiry on the conduct of James Rook Captain’s cook and Robert Western the late Carpenter’s Boy, found them guilty of robbing Mr Trice’s [Trew’s] Chest of some Money and a Watch. Called the Hands out and gave them three dozen lashes each and turned James Rook before the Mast. People & Tradesmen employed as most useful. Wind EbS. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated a Private Signal to the Frigate, The Cumberland made Signal to the Admiral no.269. Repeated Signal to the Camden, Devonshire & Warley to make more sail. Lat 15.37S Long 28.21W.

Wednesday 12th June 1805.
C&D SbW 118. Fair weather EbS. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close and steer South. Admiral SbE 1 mile. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Private Signal to the Frigate with 3 Guns. [many Signals to make more sail] Lat 17.31S long 28.26W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 13th June 1805.
C&D SbE 94. A light Trade East & fair. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated Signal to close and steer SSE. Employed getting up the Sails to Air. AM Found one of the new Fore Sails damaged by a leak under an Iron Knee in the Sail Room. Repeated Signal from the Warley to the Admiral. Lat 19.13S long 26.57.

Friday 14th June 1805.
C&D SSE 40. Unsettled weather SSE throughout. Pumped Ship out. Sailmaker repairing the new damaged Fore Sail, other Tradesmen as useful. People employed under the Boatswain. Repeated Signal for Ships ahead to shorten Sail & join the Fleet. Repeated Signal for the City of London to wear with a Gun ditto to make more Sail. Lat 19.51S Long 26.41W

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 15th June 1805.
C&D SWbW 95. Cloudy weather SESbE AM Washed Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Tradesmen employed as most useful. A repeat Signal to steer SSE. Admiral SWbS 2 Miles. Lat 20.44S Long 29.6W.

Sunday 16th June 1805.
C&D SWbS 96. PM Departed this life Owen Darkin of the 67th Regiment . AM Committed his body to the deep with the usual ceremony. Pumped ship out. Repeated Signal to close & steer SSE, ditto to City of London & Devonshire. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat 22.10S Long 29.3W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 17th June 1805.
C&D SSW 80. Light winds SEbE& fine weather. Shifted the Worst Top Sails with the new ones. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to the Fleet for Longitude. Admiral East 3 Miles. Signal to the Cumberland for a boat. Ditto the Dorsetshire to make more Sail. Ditto to the Retreat for a boat, Ditto to the Devonshire to shorten Sail, ditto that the Signal was not understood, repeated it again. Lat 23.4S Long 29.37W.

Tuesday 18th June 1805.
C&D South 76. ESE, Clear & pleasant weather. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to City of London & Devonshire to make more sail to close & steer SSE. Admiral West 2 Miles. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Lat 24.09S Long 29.37W.

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Tuesday 18th June 1805 - continued.
C&D South 76. ESE, Clear & pleasant weather. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to City of London & Devonshire to make more sail to Close & steer SSE. Admiral West 2 Miles. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Lat 24.09S Long 29.37W.

Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 19th June 1805.
C&D SbE 59. Light breeze NE & fine pleasant weather throughout. Pumped Ship out. Shifted the old Main Sail with a new one. AM Washed the Gun Deck exercised the Great Guns. Repeated Signal to Close & steer SSE. Admiral SE 2 Miles. Signal Metcalf & Castle Eden to make all possible Sail. Lat 25.5S Long 29.23W.

Thursday 20th June 1805.
C&D S½W 66. Pleasant weather ENE throughout first part light Airs middle & latter moderate breeze. Signals to make all possible Sail to Devonshire, City of London, Metcalf. Lat 26.1S Long 29.30W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 21st June 1805.
C&D SSW 42. First & middle parts moderate breeze ESE, latter part light Airs. Pleasant weather throughout. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to Cumberland and Devonshire to make all possible Sail, Close & steer SSE. Repeat Signal to the Warley for the Blenheim's Butts of Water. Signal to the Admiral for our Water. AM employed delivering the Water & Wine to the Blenheim Boats. Lat 26.4S Long 29.46W

Saturday 22nd June 1805.
C&D SbE½E 90. Squally weather light & variable Airs. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated Signals to Close & steer SSE. Repeated Signal to the Preston to make all Sail. Squally & rain. Admiral ENE 1 Mile. Lat 28.2S Long 29.20W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 23rd June 1805.
C&D EbS 35. Cloudy throughout first & middle parts. Variable winds South blowing fresh, latterly decreasing. Pumped Ship out. At 2pm Bore up after the Admiral to join the Ships to leeward. AM Performed Divine Service. Signal Coutts to make more Sail. Signal to Close & steer SbE. Lat 27.52S [?] Long 28.55W.

Monday 24th June 1805.
C&D SWbS 99. Fresh gale SE & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship out. Signal to make more sail with the Warley & Devonshire’s Pendants. Admiral South. Lat 29.3S Long 30.29W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 25th June 1805.
C&D SbW½W. Cloudy weather SE throughout. Pumped the Ship out. Repeat Signal to Close & steer SSE. Lat 30.47S Long 31.1W.

Wednesday 26th June 1805.
C&D SEbS 71. First & middle parts light variable winds southerly latterly a pleasant breeze from the NW. Pumped the Ship out. Admiral SEbS 2 Miles. Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Sail, other Tradesmen as most useful. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 31.32S Long 30.21W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 27th June.
C&D SEbE 146. Pleasant breeze NW Cloudy weather. Signal to Castle Eden & Metcalf to Close & steer SEbE. Admiral ESE 2 Miles. Pumped Ship out. Signal to the Devonshire to set lower Studding Sails. Lat 32.47 Long 27.59W

Friday 28th June 1805.
C&D EbS½S 183. Fresh breeze NWbN & cloudy weather. At 9am the Coutts carried away her Flying Jibs & Main Top Gallant Mast. Longitude Signal for following Ships Warley, Coutts, Hope, Camden, Preston & Blenheim. Mean 25.45W. Pumped the Ship out. Signal for Ships ahead to shorten Sail. Admiral NNE 1 Mile. Lat 33.24S Long 24.28W.

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Ganges towards Madrid

Saturday 29th June 1805.
C&D EbS½S 219. Fresh breeze NNW & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close & steer ESE ditto to the Castle Eden, Metcalf & Retreat. Admiral NNE 1 Mile. At daybreak Signal Ships ahead to shorten Sail. Signal to City of London to make more Sail. Lat 34.50S Long 20.15W.

[entering the Roaring Forties]

Sunday 30th June 1805.
C&D E½S 221. Fresh breeze NWbN. Handed the Mizzen Sail. Weather too unsettled to perform divine Service. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close & steer EbS. At daylight repeated Signal for Ships to Windward to bear down into the Wake of the Blenheim. Repeated Private Signal to the Frigate. Admiral ENE 1 Mile. Lat 35.5S Long 15.4W.

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Ganges toward Madras

Monday 1st July 1805.
C&D E8N 148. Blowing fresh NbW squally rain & cloudy throughout. Pumped the Ship. Repeat Signal to Close & steer EbS. At daylight repeated Signals to the Camden & Metcalf to make more Sail & ditto to alter course & steer ESE. ditto for Ships to leeward to join the Fleet. Lat 34.50W Long 12.47W.

Tuesday 2nd July 1805.
C&D E19S 126. Variable winds from the SW & cloudy weather. At 3pm Repeated Signal No.109 to the Metcalf, ditto No.213 to the Camden & ditto No.109 to the Metcalf. At ½ past 4 repeated Signal to Close & steer ESE. Pumped the Ship out. Up Top Gallant Yards. Admiral East. Lat 35.41S Long 10.22W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 3rd July 1805.
C&D E23S 167. Cloudy weather blowing fresh WNW throughout. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close & steer SEbE. Admiral NE 1 Mile. Repeated Signal to the Metcalf to make all possible Sail. Lat 36.14S Long 7.40W.

Thursday 4th July 1805.
C&D E15S 125. Wind SSW rain. Pumped Ship out. At 2pm Longitude Signal to Preston, Coutts, Devonshre, Cumberland and Dorsetshire, Mean 5.25W. Repeated Signal to set the Studding Sails. Admiral EbS. Lat 36.35S Long 5.10W.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 5th July 1805.
C&D EbS 169. Pleasant breeze WbN throughout. Admiral East 2 Miles. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close & steer SEbE. Lat 37.8S Long 1.42W.

Saturday 6th July 1805.
C&D E12S 200. Strong breeze NW throughout cloudy weather. Pumped Ship out. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Signal to Close & steer ESE. Sailmaker on the Jib. Admiral NNW 2 miles. Lat 37.25S Long 2.28E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 7th July 1805.
C&D East 169. Pleasant breeze NW and smooth water. Pumped Ship out. At Sunset repeated the Signal to Close & steer ESE. Ditto the City of London and Retreat. At 7am Repeated Signal to make all possible Sail ditto to Cumberland, Warley, Devonshire, Hope, Retreat, Castle Eden and Country Ships to set Studding Sails, ditto to Camden to make all possible Sail. AM Performed Divine Service Mustered Ships Company. Lat 37.26S Long 6.0E.

Monday 8th July 1805.
C&D East 151. Wind NNE cloudy weather. Longitude Signal 2pm. Chronometer – Cumberland Dorsetshire, Coutts, Warley, Ganges – Mean 8.47[E]. Lunars – Cumberland, Dorsetshire, Coutts, Ganges, Hope, Admiral [Blenheim] - Mean 9.21[E]. Pumped Ship out. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close and steer ESE. At 10am ditto to Metcalf & Retreat to make more Sail. Ditto to Ships astern. AM Strange Sail on the Weather Quarter Frigate in Chase. Lat 37.26S Long 9.10E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 9th July 1805
C&D East 140. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal to Close & steer ESE. Ditto to Metcalf & Preston. Signal to Metcalf to Trim her Sails. Signal for Ships to Windward to bear down into the wake of the Admiral. At 8am Repeated Signal from the Dorsetshire to the Admiral. Ditto at 10am to the General Stewart to set her Royals. Sailmaker repairing the Jib. People variously employed. Lat 37.26S Long 12.6E.

Wednesday 10th July 1805.
C&D East 176. Wind NWbN, squally with rain. Cloudy. Pumped Ship out. At 3pm Repeated Signal Ships astern to make more Sail. Admiral NW. At 8am ditto to Metcalf. At 10am ditto to Camden, City of London & Metcalf. A Strange Sail Standing to the Eastwards hoisted Danish Colours. Lat 37.34S Long 16.48E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 11th July 1805.
C&D East 148. Variable winds & weather, squally with rain. [No mention of Pumping] At ½ past 3 ditto the Camden, City of London & Metcalf with 3 Guns. Ditto Ships ahead to Tack & join the Admiral Ditto to steer ESE. Lightning in the SE. A Strange Sail in the SSE Frigate in chase. Lat 37.34S Long 15.48E.

Friday 12th July 1805.
C&D E¾S 146. Pleasant breeze SE. Cloudy weather. Longitude Signals from the Preston, Retreat & Cumberland. Pumped Ship out. Signal to steer SEbE. Ditto Ships bound for Malabar Coast and Bombay to Part Company. Ditto to the Cumberland, General Stewart & Castle Eden. The Frigate with the Camden, City of London, Metcalf & Retreat to Part Company more to the Eastward. Lat 37.7S Long 21.49E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 13th July 1805.
C&D E½S 178. Pleasant breeze WSW & cloudy weather with light squalls at times. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer SEbE. Ditto to the Devonshire & Country Ships. At noon the Bombay Ships just in sight in the NE. Admiral NE 1 Mile. [no mention of Pumping Ship] Lat 37.23S Long 25.31E

Sunday 14th June 1805.
C&D E½S 170. Wind NW Fair weather. Pumped Ship out. Longitude Signal at 2pm. Devonshire, Exeter, Hope, Castle Eden, Warley, Cumberland, Dorsetshire, Coutts, Preston, Ganges. Mean 29.9E. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer SEbE. At Daylight Signal to alter course & steer ESE. AM Shifted the Main Top Gallant Yard with a new one finding it had been sprung. Could not perform Divine Service. Lat 37.5S Long 28.20E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 15th July 1805.
C&D East 100. Clear & pleasant weather West. Cloudy. Pumped Ship out. At ½ past 12 Repeated Signal for Ships ahead to Tack & join the Admiral. Ditto to Warley, Devonshire & Mornington to set Studding Sails. At 7 ditto to the Preston, Devonshire, General Stewart Castle Eden to make more Sail. Variable light squalls with Rain & Lightning. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. People employed under the Boatswain. Clear & pleasant weather. Lat 37.2S Long 30.25E.

Tuesday 16th July 1805
C&D EbN½N 95. Wind South & cloudy. Later variable light winds, Thunder & Lightning, Squally. Longitude Signal from Coutts, Ganges, Dorsetshire, Exeter, Hope, Cumberland, Warley, Blenheim. Mean 35.15E. Pumped Ship out. Hard Squall took away the Coutts Fore Top Mast & Main Top Gallant Mast. Lat 36.30S Long 32.19E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 17th July 1805.
C&D West 20. Fresh Gale & Heavy Sea throughout variable from the Eastward. Handed the Main Sail. Pumped Ship out. 5pm Repeated Signal to Wear ditto to Coutts to Close & steer SEbE. Carried away the Starboard Main Top Sail Sheet. Set the Fore Sail & Mizzen Top Sail. At 3 with great difficulty got the Main Top Sail Handed. At daylight saw the Admiral NE three ships more only in sight. Ship rolling very deep and labouring much. Lat 36.31S Long 31.54E.

Thursday 18th July 1805.
C&D NNE 50. Cloudy with rain & frequent hard squalls throughout and heavy swell from the Eastward. AM Found the Waterway Seams very open from our labouring so much in the late gale. Pumped the Ship out [three times] At 3pm the Admiral made the Signal & Wore. At 6pm Nine Sail of the Fleet in sight to the Northward. The Admiral burnt a Blue Light. Admiral and most of the Fleet far to Windward, Wore Ship. Admiral South 3 Miles. Lat 36.10S Long 32.18E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 19th July 1805.
C&D EbS½S 110. AM Blowing fresh SW with frequent squalls & Rain. Heavy Sea & the Ship labouring much. Pumped Ship out. PM the Admiral making Signals to us but from our distance could only distinguish one of them. Have you any intelligence to communicate? Answered in the negative. Coutts not in sight. Admiral burnt a Blue Light. At 10 the Admiral made Signal to know if we had seen anything of the Coutts. Answered in the negative. Made Signal that the Warley’s Top Gallant Yards were down with her bearings. Repeated signal to the Warley. Lat 36..43S Long 34.28E.

Saturday 20th July 1805.
C&D E½S 206. First part Fresh Gale middle & latter parts Strong breeze, hazy weather. General Stewart not in sight. The Ship steers with great difficulty. At 3pm Down Top Gallant Yards & Masts. At 4pm Repeated Signals to Close & steer ESE. Signals to the Castle Eden, Cumberland & General Stewart. Signal to the Warley to get her Top Gallant Masts & Yards up. Ditto Ships astern to make more Sail ditto to the Warley & Cumberland. Lat 36.40S Long 38.42E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 21st July 1805.
C&D E½S 180. Fresh Gale NWbN squally & cloudy with a high Sea. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 2pm Repeated Signal to Close & steer SEbE. Repeated Signal to Ships on the Weather Quarter to Close, ditto Ships ahead to shorten Sail & Close. At 9 repeated Signal to the Hope & Cumberland to Close. Unable to Perform Divine Service from the State of the Weather. Took in Top Gallant Sails, repeated Signal to Cumberland to Close. Lightning all Round. The Ship steers with great difficulty & Rolls deeply. Down Top Gallant Yards & Masts. Very hard Squalls. Under Bare Poles. Lat 36.41S Long 42.24E

Monday 22nd July 1805.
C&D East 156. Pumped the Ship out. Squally weather WbS throughout. Set Main & Mizzen Sails. Signal to all Ships to carry a Light on the night & be careful not to part company. Ditto the Ships to Windward to bear down into the Wake of the Admiral. Pumped Ship out. Up Top Gallant Masts & Yards. Hard squally rain. Admiral E½N. Lat 36.30S Long 45.38E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 23rd July 1805.
C&D EbN 126. Variable Southward. First part blowing very hard in Squalls, middle & latter parts more moderate. Pumped Ship out. At 3pm Repeated Signal to the Hope, Cumberland 2 country Ships to shorten Sail. At 4 ditto Ships to Windward to bear down into the Wake of the Admiral. At ditto to Close & steer SEbE. Signal for every Ship to carry a light during the night & be careful not to part company. At 9am Saw a Strange Sail to the Westward made the Signal. Lat 35.55S Long 48.41E.

Wednesday 24th July 1805.
C&D East 84. Wind SW Cloudy. Longitude Signal at 2pm. Ganges, Castle Eden, Devonshire, Preston, Cumberland, Blenheim. Mean 53.36E. Pumped the Ship out. At 3pm The Admiral made Signal to us to take the opportunity of the present State of the Weather to set our Rigging up. At 4pm ditto to Close & steer SEbE. ditto for Ships to the Windward to bear down & join the Admiral. Lat 35.58S Long 50.25E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 25th July 1805.
C&D EbS 184. Fresh breeze NWbN & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship out. Our Signal to make more Sail. Admiral ESE 4 miles. Lat 36.50S Long 54.9E.

Friday 26th July 1805.
C&D E½N 146. Winds NW variable & cloudy. Pumped Ship out. PM Employed Shifting Tin to Trim the Ship. At 4pm Repeated Signal to Close & steer ESE. Ditto to the Castle Eden. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 36.19S Long 57.8E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 27th July 1805.
C&D EbN½N 146. Pleasant breeze WSW cloudy weather. Pumped Ship out. At sunset Repeated Signal to Close & steer ESE. Ditto to Cumberland. At daylight ditto to General Stewart & Mornington to let out their Reefs. At ½ past 7 ditto to alter Course to EbS. Lat 35.39S Long 60.1E.

Sunday 28th July 1805.
C&D E2N 214. First & middle parts fresh breeze NbW cloudy latter blowing hard squalls & rain. Pumped Ship out. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer East. At 11am ditto to Close & steer EbN. Ditto to Castle Eden & Mornington. Admiral NWbW 1 mile. Lat 34.53S Long 64.5E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 29th July 1805.
C&D NE 185. Fresh breeze NbW Hazy throughout, some Squalls & rain. Cloudy. Pumped Ship out. At ½ past 2pm Repeated Signals to the two Country Ships to bear down into the Wake of the Admiral. At 3 ditto the Castle Eden, Admiral North 1 mile. People employed as necessary. Lat 32.4S Long 72.38E.

Tuesday 30th July 1805.
C&D NE 185. Wind WNW Pumped Ship out. Longitude Signal. Hope, Devonshire, Exeter, Preston, Cumberland, Castle Eden, Blenheim, Ganges. Mean 72.28E. Admiral burnt a Blue Light. At 1pm Repeated Signal to alter Course & steer NE. Ditto Preston, Mornington. Ditto to the Dorsetshire to shorten Sail. Ditto Hope. Found the Starboard Top Mast Studding Sail Boom sprung. Shifted it with another. Lat 30.3 S Long 68.10E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 31st July 1805.
C&D NNE½E. Light breeze SW & fair throughout. Pumped Ship out. At sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer NE. At 9am ditto Mornington to come within Hail. Admiral NbE. No observations. Lat – Long --.

Thursday 1st August 1805.
C&D NNE 68. Wind WNW Fair. Pumped the Ship out. At 3pm Repeated Signal to the Hope. At 4 repeated Signal to Close & steer NE. At 7am repeated Signal to the Devonshire. Made Signal for permission to communicate with the Dorsetshire. At 8am repeated Signal for the Commanders of the Cumberland, Exeter & Dorsetshire to go on board the Blenheim. Our Signal made for Commanders. Caulker employed on the upper Works. Carpenter's Crew making a Top Gallant Yard. Sailmaker repairing the Jib. AM got the flying Jibboom out & bent the flying Jib & Royal Stay Sails. Admiral NNW. Light Airs & pleasant weather. Lat 27.50S Long 70.13E

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 2nd August 1808.
C&D NNE 50. Variable winds & clear weather. Pumped the Ship out. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer NE. Ditto Hope & Mornington. At 7am ditto Ships to make more Sail. ditto to Castle Eden. Ditto to the Cumberland. At 9am ditto to the Castle Eden & Mornington to make all possible Sail. Shifted fore Top Sail with the Old one. PM Set the Main Rigging up. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Carpenter’s Crew as before. Caulker caulking the Sides. Taken aback. Light Airs fair weather. Lat 26.42S Long 70.34E.

Saturday 3rd August 1806.
C&D NbE 61. Light variable Winds SEbE & fair pleasant weather throughout. Pumped the Ship out. At Sunset repeated the Signal to Close & steer NE. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Admiral NbE 1 mile. Variable small rain. Lat 25.41S Long 74.46E

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Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 4th August 1805.
C&D N48E 76. Light variable breezes WNE rain, pleasant weather throughout. Pumped the Ship out. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat 25.5S Long 74.55E.

Monday 5th August 1805.
C&D NE¼E 61. Strong breezes variable S & W cloudy weather & rain. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer NE. ditto to Preston & two Country Ships. Pumped the Ship out. Repeated Signal to make more Sail. ditto to Convoy to set Studding Sails, Royals & all possible Sail. Taken aback. Admiral West 1 mile. Lat 24.13S long 75.46E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 6th August 1805.
C&D NbE½E. 169. Fresh breeze SSW & cloudy weather squalls & rain. At Sunset repeated Signal to Close & steer NEbN. Ditto to the Preston. At 7am repeated Signal to alter Course & steer NNE ditto to the Preston. Lat 21.21S Long 76.43E.

Wednesday 7th August 1805.
C&D N11E 154. Wind SEbE Small rain cloudy & hazy. Admiral burnt a Blue Light. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 4 Repeated Signal Ships to Windward bear down & join the Admiral, ditto to prepare for Battle ditto the Strange Ships are suspicious ditto form in Close order of Battle ditto steer NNE. At ½ past 4 ditto make Sail ahead of the Fleet ditto with the Pendants of the Dorsetshire, Hope, Exeter, Castle Eden, Cumberland & Devonshire. At 6am Repeated Signal to Prepare for Battle. At ¼ past 6 ditto Mornington & Ann to pass within Hail. At ½ past 6 ditto Ships to Windward to bear down. Ditto to make Sail ahead of the Fleet. ¾ past 6 ditto with the Pendants of the Dorsetshire & Castle Eden & at 7 the Hope, Cumberland and Devonshire, ditto at 8 for the Hope to make more Sail. At 8 Repeated Signal for all Ships to pass within Hail. Lat 19.3S Long 77.15E. [Continued on next page.]

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Wednesday 7th August 1805 Continued.
At 4am Three Strange Ships bearing NE Standing towards us. Cleared Ship for action. At ½ past 4 the Strangers having passed us to Windward we bore up Close with the Blenheim and at 40 minutes past 4 Hove to in line of Battle about half a cables length ahead of her. At ¾ past 4 two of the Strangers only a line of Battle Ship & a Frigate. Passed through our line ahead of the Hope and Castle Eden and close to the Stern of the Cumberland then hauled up fired a Shot & hoisted French Colours, Commencing a brisk fire at the Cumberland & Blenheim which was instantly returned. The Enemy Standing on brought the Guns of the Exeter, Ganges, & Dorsetshire to bear almost immediately and shortly afterwards the Devonshire & Preston. The firing continued at intervals till ¼ past 5 when the Enemy from having Edged away got out of the Reach of our Shot. At ½ past 5 The Enemy making Sail Standing on with the Fleet. At ½ past 7 Spoke the Blenheim and received orders to keep close to her. At 8 The Enemy NNW about 5 Miles running ahead Our Fleet under easy Sail. Kept all hands at quarters. The Enemy having kept close to the Wind during the night were at daylight 6 Miles to Windward. At 6am formed the order of Battle the Blenheim bringing up the rear. At 7 and ½ past 8 The Enemy bore down & at 9 hauled up & kept under easy Sail at about 4 miles distance. Spoke the Blenheim & received orders from the Admiral to take Station the next ahead of him. AM Observed the Frigate Shifting her Fore & Mizzen Sails. At 10 the Enemy bearing East dropping astern. At Noon ESE under easy Sail keeping close to the Wind.

At Sunset the Enemy Hull down to Windward and at Midnight just in sight apparently on the other Tack. At daylight not in sight from the Mast Head. We received two Shots in our Counter and one under the Main Chains experienced no damage to the Sails. One Fore Shroud Stranded & little other damage to the Rigging. Darby McHugh Private of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment lost his life by a 12 pound Shot which afterwards lodged in the Hogstye [pigsty]. We suppose the French line a Battle Ship to be the strangers and the Vessel that hauled her Wind & made off to be a Prize.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 8th Aug 1805.
C&D NNW 60. Light Winds NE & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. Admiral ENE. Lat 18.24S Long 76.46E.

Friday 9th August 1805.
C&D N¼E 82. First & middle parts light Winds inclinable to Calms increasing breeze latterly with squalls & rain. Pumped the Ship out. PM Repeated the Signal to Close & steer NEbN. Hazy with squalls and rain. Lat 17.1S Long 76.4E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Saturday 10th August 1805.
C&D N15E 149. Moderate breeze variable & pleasant weather. Pumped the Ship out. Shifted the Main Sail. At 1am Repeated Signal to the Preston at 5 ditto to Close & steer NEbN. At ½ past 7 ditto to the Devonshire to make more Sail. AM Set up the Fore Top Mast Rigging. Sailmaker repairing te Middle Stitching on the Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Admiral SWbW. Lat 14.38S Long 77.25E.

Sunday 11th August 1805.
C&D N7E 166. Fair weather & Pleasant Trade EbS. Pumped the Ship out. At 1pm Repeated Signal for Longitude. At Sunset ditto to Close & steer NNE. AM Performed Divine Service. A Strange Sail in sight to the South. Lat 11.56S Long 77.47E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Monday 12th August 1805.
C&D NbE¼E. 168. Pumped Ship out. Moderate Trade EbS & Pleasant weather throughout. At 1pm Signal from the Admiral the Stranger was the General Stewart. At ½ past 2 Repeated Signal to the General Stewart to Tack & join the fleet. Ditto to wear, At ½ past 5 ditto to Close & steer NNE. Ditto to the Devonshire, ditto to the General Stewart to trim her Sails. Ditto that she was dropping astern for want of making more Sail. At 6am ditto to alter Course & steer NbE. At 7 ditto Ships to Windward to bear down, ditto to the General Stewart to trim her Sails. Lat 9.23S Long 78.29E.

Tuesday 13th August 1805.
C&D NbE½E. 154. Fresh Trade ESE & squally. Pumped the Ship out. At 4pm Repeated Signal to the General Stewart to trim her Sails & ditto to Close & steer NNE. Sailmaker repairing the Second Best Fore Top Sail. Caulker caulking the sides. Split the Fore Top Sail. Lat 6.48S Long 79.0E.

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Ganges towards Madras

Wednesday 14th August 1805.
C&D NbE 156. Wind ESE Cloudy. Pumped Ship out. 1pm Signal for Longitude to Blenheim, Ganges, Hope, Dorsetshire, Preston, General Stewart, Cumberland, Devonshire. Mean 82.39. At 5pm Repeated Signal to Close & steer NNE. Ditto to the Ann at daylight to alter Course & steer NbE. At 7am ditto to the Castle Eden to set Royals & Studding Sails. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 3.55S Long 79.30E.

Thursday 15th August 1805.
C&D N½W 111. Variable winds & weather. At 4pm Repeated Signal ships astern to make more Sail, ditto to the Hope & Cumberland. At 5 ditto to Close & steer North. Ditto to the hope, Cumberland & Mornington [no mention of Pumping]. Lat 2.4S Long 79.19.

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Ganges towards Madras

Friday 16th August 1805.
C&D NbE 109. Pleasant breezes SE & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. At 1pm repeated Signal for Longitude, ditto to alter Course & steer NbE, ditto to the Castle Eden & Mornington. At 5pm ditto to Close & steer NbE, ditto to the Castle Eden. Admiral WbN. Employed as most useful. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Top Sail Carpenter fitting the Boats Lat 0.16N (obs) Long 79.5E.

[Crossed the Equator]

Saturday 17th August 1805.
C&D South 129. First & latter parts moderate breeze & cloudy, middle parts hard squalls & rain. Pumped the Ship out. Taken aback squally rain. At 1pm Repeated signal to alter Course & steer North, ditto to the Hope. At 5pm ditto to the Fleet to Close & steer North, ditto to the Mornington. At daylight ditto Ships astern to make more Sail. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Caulker caulking the Sides, other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 2.9N Long 79.4E.

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Ship Ganges towards Madras

Sunday 18th August 1805.
C&D N¾W 183. Strong breeze & Squally weather. Pumped the Ship out. At 2pm Split the Main Top gallant Sail & Main Top Mast Stay Sail. At 1pm Repeated Signal to Close & steer NbW. Ditto to the Castle Eden. At ½ past 4 ditto to the Hope that she was dropping astern for want of making Sail in time. At 5 ditto to Close & steer NbW. At 6am ditto to alter Course & steer NNW. At 7 ditto the Hope to set her Main Sail. Admiral NW. Employed rousing the two inner Best Bower Cables into the Orlop Deck.. Blowing too fresh to permit the performance of Divine Service. Lat 5.51N Long 83.0E (obs).

Monday 19th August 1805.
C&D N21W 123. Wind WSW cloudy. Pumped the Ship out. At 1pm repeated the Signal for Longitude. At 4pm made the Signal for a Strange Sail bearing WSW. At 5 ditto to the General Stewart. Ditto to Close & steer NbW. Signal Ships ahead to Close. At 10am Repeated Signal for the Commander of the Mornington to go on board the Admiral. Lat 7.37N Long ----

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Ganges towards Madras

Tuesday 20th August 1805.
C&D N54W 103. Pleasant breeze WbN fair weather throughout sultry. Pumped the Ship out. At 1pm repeated Signal to General Stewart & Devonshire. At ½ past 5pm ditto to Close & steer WNW. Ditto with Ann Pendant. At daylight ditto Ships astern to make more Sail. Repeated Signal No.296 & SW Compass Flag. Bent the Best Bower & un-stowed the Anchor. Admiral SWbW. Employed Serving the Cables. Lat 9.14N Long 81.12E (obs).

Wednesday 21st August 1805.
C&D N24W 91. Variable winds & squally rain. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 2 repeated Signal Ships ahead to Shorten Sail. At 3 ditto Ships ahead to Tack & join the Admiral. ditto to Close & steer NW. At daylight Repeated Signal to alter Course & steer NNW. At 6am ditto Ships to Windward to bear down & come into the Wake of the Admiral. Bent the Small Bower & Sheet Cables & un-stowed the Anchor. Lat 10.44N Long 80,23E (obs).

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Ganges towards Madras

Thursday 22nd August 1805.
C&D N24W 64. Pumped the Ship. Wind SW clear squally. At ½ past Noon repeated Signal 296 & 271. At ½ past 3 the Preston carried away her Fore Top Mast & Main top Gallant Mast. Exeter’s Signal to take her in tow. At ½ past 4 saw Chillinn buoy bearing WSW distance 5 or 6 leagues. At 5pm Extremes of the Land from NW to SWbS. At 5pm repeated Signal to the Castle Eden to make all possible Sail. ditto to General Stewart & Mornington. At ½ past 7 ditto to Close & steer NNW. Ditto to Exeter to Wear & Carry a light at the Bowsprit end during the night and be careful not to part Company. At Daylight Extremes of the Land SW½S to North distance off shore about 8 Miles. At 8am Allam Parva [Alemparva River] NW¼W distance 13 or 14 Miles. Lat 12.9N long 79.56 (obs).

Friday 23rd August 1805.
C&D --- ---. Variable light Airs clear weather. Admiral NEbE. At 6pm Extremes of the Land from SW to NbW distance off shore 9 or 10 Miles. The High Land behind Sadras from WSW to NW½N. At ½ past 11pm saw the Admiral hove too, past under his stern & hailed him to know if we should heave too or proceed for the Roads and upon his giving us our choice we continued under Sail & at ½ past 1 Anchored in Madras Roads in 10 fathoms. The Light bearing WbN½N distance off shore 2½ miles. Lowered down the Boat & sent her to board his Majesty’s Ship Weymouth Admiral Sir Edward Pellew to report the Fleet. AM Sent on board Signals & Instructions & Signal from His Majesty’s Ship Blenheim. Moored Ship a Cable each way with the Best Bower to the Southward. Captain Harington went on shore. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

[End of Sea Log]

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[Start of Harbour Log]

Ganges in Madras Roads

Saturday 24th August 1805.
Land & Sea breezes with Sultry weather. Employed cleaning the Ship & under the Boatswain. PM Disembarked the detachment of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment.

Sunday 25th.
Light land & sea breezes with rain in the night time, employed landing some Private Trade otherwise as necessary sent the Marine Boys on board the Blenheim. PM Arrived the Hon Coys Ship Coutts.

Monday 26th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather in the day time. Great deal of Thunder & Lightning with hard Rain in the night. Employed as before & under the Boatswain. PM down Top Gallant Yards.

Tuesday 27th.
Wind & weather as yesterday. AM loosed Sails to dry. Employed under the Boatswain. Landed all the spare empty Butts & packs of Staves. Received on board 10 Lascars & entered them on the Sip’s Books.

Wednesday 28th.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Roused the Sheet Cables out of the Hold & coiled them in the Orlop otherwise employed receiving Rice & under the Boatswain. AM Arrived the Hon Coys Ship Warley.

Thursday 29th.
Light Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Employed cleaning the Main Hold & landing empty Butts & packs of Staves otherwise under the Boatswain. Receiving on board some Store Rice.

Friday 30th August.
Wind & weather as yesterday. AM loosed Sails to dry. Sent all the Hon Coys Treasure on board His Majesty’s Ship Greyhound per order of the Board of Trade. Employed receiving Brandy for us of the Ship. & landing some Private Trade. Otherwise under the Boatswain.

Saturday 31st.
Light Land & Sea breezes employed receiving Cotton otherwise as most necessary.

Sunday 1st September.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Received on board some Cotton. James Brown Seaman was claimed as a deserter from His Majesty’s Ship Greyhound & delivered up to her. Arrived & anchored here HMS Septre And a Frigate which we suppose to be the Caroline.

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Ganges in Madras Roads

Monday 2nd September.
Light Land & Sea breezes &fine weather. Employed receiving Cotton. Stayed the Fore Top Mast & set the Rigging up. Landed the Treasure belonging to Captain Harington. Received some Store Water & employed otherwise as most necessary.

Tuesday 3rd.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Cotton. Stayed the Main & Mizzen Top Masts & set the Rigging up. Received some Water otherwise employed as necessary. Sailed HMS Greyhound with the Hon Coys Ships Devonshire, Preston, Castle Eden & General Stewart for Bengal.

Wednesday 4th.
Winds & weather as before. Employed taking on board Water & Rice. AM Up Top Gallant Yards. PM Received orders to prepare to take on board the Half of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment for Bengal. Draft of Water 21.8 forward & 20.3 aft.

Thursday 5th.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Received 20 Butts of Water, employed clearing the Orlop Deck & delivering Baggage belonging to Prince of Wales Island [Penang] Passengers. Receiving on board eleven Prisoners of War, Americans. Entered to do duty on board as Seamen.

Friday 6th.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. All the Passengers for Prince of Wales Island left the Ship. PM Sailed HMS Blenheim for Prince of Wales Island with the China Ships.

Saturday 7th.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Received on board 607 Men Women & Children & HMs 67th Regiment with their Baggage. Spliced the to the Small Bower & gammoned. Employed preparing for Sea.

Sunday 8th.
Light variable Land breeze. At 7am Weighed & Stood out of the Roads & hove too. At Noon the Purser came on board. Bore up after HM Sloop Dasher & made Sail in Company with the Hon Coys Ship Dorsetshire. This Log contains 12 Hours & Ends at Noon.

[end of Harbour Log]

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[Start of the Sea Log]

Ganges Madras towards Bengal

Monday 9th September 1805.
C&D ---- 115. Wind variable from the Land. Signal to steer ENE. Fair weather throughout. 2am Saint Thomas’s Mount WbS. Flag Staff West. Ships in the Roads W¼N distance off shoe 9 or 1 Miles. Pumped Ship out. Dasher NW 1 Mile. At Sunset Saint Thomas’s Mount WbN¼N distance about 8 Leagues. Lat & Long ----.

Tuesday 10th September.
C&D ---- 118. Pumped the Ship out. Pleasant breeze SSW & fine weather. PM Shifted the Main & Fore Top Sails with the Sound Best. Dasher NE. AM Unbent the outer Best Bower & Coiled it down forward in the Orlop Deck. Employed bending & Serving the Middle Cable. Lat 15.8N (obs) Long 84.53E (obs).

[Log - page 088:]

Ganges Madras towards Bengal

Wednesday 11th September 1805.
C&D ---- 144. Pleasant breeze SSW hazy & fine weather. Dasher NNW. Employed as most useful under the Boatswain. AM Mended the Service on the Small Bower. AM Spoke a Ship East eleven days out of Calcutta. Lat 17.2N (obs) Long 86.55E (obs).

Thursday 12th Sept 1805.
C&D ---- 158. Steady breeze WSW throughout. PM Signal from the Dasher to steer NNE. Pumped the Ship out. Quartered the Ships Company & Soldiers. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 19.10N (obs) Long 88.8E (obs)

[Log - page 089:]

Ganges Madras towards Bengal

Friday 13th September 1805.
C&D ---- 126. Winds variable from the NW. Pumped Ship out. At daylight the Dasher made Signal for seeing Land. Saw it at the same time from the Mast head bearing NW. At Noon the Neelgor [Nilgur] Hills NWbW½W. Balasar [Ballasore] Hill NW distance 14 or 15 Leagues. Extremes of the Land from NWbW to WNW, Two Pilot Schooners in sight to the Eastward. Tacked after the Dasher. At 4pm Hove too and Mr Stewart Master came on board from the Jessey Pilot Schooner & took charge of the Ship in 17 fathoms Water. Stood to the Northward & Eastward. Lat 21.7N (obs) Long 87.35E (obs). This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

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[Start of Harbour Log]

[Log - page 090:]

Ship Ganges at Sauger Roads.

Saturday 14th September 1805.
Winds variable from the Westward. At ½ past 1am crossed the Western Sea Reef least water 5 fathoms. At 5 Crossed the Eastern Sea Reef in 6½ fathoms. Bore up Channel. At ½ past 9 Saw the Eastern Sea Reef Buoy and at 3pm Anchored in Sauger Roads in 9 fathoms. The South Point of Sauger ESE, Ingelee [Ingellee] NWbW distance off shore about 4 miles. At 9 Moored the Ship a Cable each way with the Best Bower to the Southward. Captain Harington left the Ship with the Dispatches for Calcutta. Found riding here HMS Medusa & Greyhound.

Sunday 15th September.
Light variable breeze & fine weather Employed delivering two Companys of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment with their Baggage to Pilot Schooner. Sent by Sir John Gore of HMS Medusa. departed this life Marmureedorass [Mumedorass] Tindale. Committed his body to the deep,

Monday 16th September.
Weather as yesterday with some rain in the night. Employed delivering Baggage. PM sent down the Main Top Sail Yard to be Shifted . Boatswain overhauling the Rigging. Lascars scraping the Sides.

Tuesday 17th Sept..
Light Airs from the Westward & fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain & scraping the Sides.

Wednesday 18th Sept.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed as before Loosed Sails to dry.

Thursday 19th Sept.
Light breeze from the NW with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain & otherwise as necessary. Got the Spare Main Top Sail Yard up. Sailmaker Middle Stitching the Main Top Sail.

Friday 20th Sept.
Light Airs variable fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain and disembarking Soldiers & their Baggage. Lieut Park of His Majesty’s 67th Regiment fell over board from the Gangway and was unfortunately drowned. William Stephenson Seaman while on shore on duty was drowned in the Surge attempting to join the Boat.

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Sauger Roads

Saturday 21st Sept 1805.
Light breeze from the SE with fine weather. Employed disembarking troops & their Baggage otherwise under the Boatswain. PM Bent the Main Top Sail. Joseph Nailer Boatswains Mate, Thomas Crindall Ordinary Seaman & Miles Walker Seaman were Pressed on board HMS Dasher. PM Departed this life Wm. Kraugh a private of the 67th Regiment.

[Miles Walker is not listed as being pressed in the Crew List and Joseph Nailer is made Boatswain on 7th January 1807, both returned to the Ganges on Monday 30th Sept.]

Sunday 22nd Sept.
Light variable Airs throughout & fair weather. AM Loosed Sails to dry. Employed under the Boatswain. Set the Rigging & Bobstays up.

Monday 23rd Sept.
Light breeze from the Westward with fine weather. AM Loosed Sails to dry. Employed under the Boatswain & otherwise as necessary.

Tuesday 24th Sept.
Fine breeze from the SE & fair weather. AM Loosed Sails to dry. Employed under the Boatswain & otherwise as necessary.

Wednesday 25th Sept.
First part light breeze from the Southward Middle & Latter parts variable & squally with rain. Employed taking in Water & otherwise as necessary. AM Washed the Gun Deck.

Thursday 26th.
First part light breeze from the Southward Middle & Latter parts variable & squally with rain. Employed taking in Water & otherwise as necessary. AM Washed the Gun Deck.

Friday 27th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM found the Small Bower Anchor come home. Unmoored Ship & moored Ship afresh. Otherwise employed as necessary.

Saturday 28th.
Winds chiefly from the Southward with rain throughout. Employed under the Boatswain & as necessary. Passed by the Hon Coys Ships Phoenix & Calcutta.

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Ganges Sauger Roads

Sunday 29th September.
Light breeze from the southward with some Rain. Stowed the Booms afresh, loosed the Sails to dry & Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed preparing for Sea. PM Captain Harington returned from Calcutta in the Ships Pilot Schooner.

Monday 30th.
Weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Spirits & Ships Stores. HM Sloop Dasher returned Joseph Nailer and Miles Walker pressed 21st Instant. Keeping James Cumdall. Received on board 1000 Bags of Rice private Trade on acct of Captain Harington. No Pilot on board.

Tuesday 1st October.
Light Southerly Winds & fine weather. Employed as most useful in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Dried Sails. No Pilot on board.

Wednesday 2nd.
Ditto Winds & weather. People employed under the Boatswain. . Gunner painting the Ship. No Pilot on board.

Thursday 3rd.
Light Airs Southerly & fine weather. Quartered & Stationed the Ships Company afterwards exercised Great Guns & Gunner as yesterday. No Pilot on board.

Friday 4th.
Variable light Airs & fair weather. At 2 HMS Sloop Dasher made Signal to moor and Mr Lester Branch Pilot took charge of the Ship. Unmoored following Passengers on board Mr Pollock for China and Mr Thomas for Prince of Wales Island.

Saturday 5th October.
Light Airs variable from the SW fine weather. At 10am weighed & dropped down to Sauger & anchored with the Best bower in 6 fathoms. AM Departed this life John Finnity and Bryant Lally. PM Committed their Bodies to the Deep with the usual ceremony.

Sunday 6th.
Light breeze from the SW with fine weather. At high Water weighed & worked down the narrows, least Water 4 fathoms. At 4pm came too with the Best Bower in 5½ fathoms. The Reef Buoy in sight bearing SSW. In Company HMS Sloop Dasher and Hon Coys Ship Dorsetshire. At 8pm weighed & Signal from the Dasher & worked down channel. At 4pm Anchored with the Best Bower in 6 fathoms.

Monday 7th.
Light Airs from the Southward with fine weather. At 9 Weighed & Signal from the Dasher. Turning to Windward down Channel. Lat (obs) 21.7N. NB This Log contains 12 Hours & ends at Noon.

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[Start of Sea Log]

Ganges towards Prince of Wales Island

Tuesday 8th October 1805.
C&D ----. Came too with the Best Bower in 6 fathoms. At 8pm called the hands out & punished Thomas Kenney with 18 lashes for insolence and disobedience of orders. Weighed Signal from the Dasher. At 1am the Pilot left the Ship in 20 fathoms Water. Point Palmias [Palmiras] bearing about West 25 Leagues from which I take my departure. Sounded 24fms. Lat (obs) 20,52N. Long 88.5E (obs).

Wednesday 9th October 1805.
C&D ---- 50. Light variable Airs throughout SbE calm. Sounded 50fms. Pumped the Ship out. Dasher SW. Tacked per Signal. Dasher SEbE. Lat (obs) 20.34N Long 88.3E (obs).

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Ganges from Bengal

Thursday 10th October 1805.
C&D ---- 63. Light Winds from the Southward & clear weather. pumped the Ship out. Dasher SE. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat (obs) 19.52N Long 87.27E (obs).

Friday 11th October 1805.
C&D ---- 97. Light variable winds & clear weather. Pumped the Ship out. No ground 90 fathoms. Dasher ESE. Lat (obs) 18.38N Long 87.9E (obs).

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Towards Prince of Wales Island

Saturday 12th October 1805.
C&D ---- 75. Cloudy weather SE with frequent Squalls. Pumped the Ship out. Dasher North. At 11am Split the Fore Top Sail from the foot rope’s giving way. No obs. Lat (obs) 18.10N Long 86.59E (obs).

Sunday 13th October 1805.
C&D ---- 72. Cloudy weather & variable winds. Pumped the Ship out. Rain. AM Performed Divine Service & mustered ships Company to see if they were clean. Dasher North. Lat (obs) 18.10N Long 88.4E (obs).

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Ganges from Bengal

Monday 14th October 1805.
C&D ---- 76. Variable winds SEbS throughout. Pumped the Ship out. Squally with rain. Burnt a Blue Light. At ½ past 8pm The Dasher not in sight. At 6am Spoke the Dorsetshire & put the Ship under Captain Brown’s orders. AM Exercised three Divisions of the Boarders with Small Arms. Lat (obs) 18.41N Long 89.25E (obs).

Tuesday 15th October 1805.
C&D ---- 57. Wind South cloudy weather. PM Exercised part of the third division of boarders at Small Arms. Called the hands out & Sold the Effects of the late Mr Trew, Thomas Finnity & Bryant Lally. At 4am Two Strange Sails bearing WNW made the Signal for ditto to the Dorsetshire & Cleared Ship for Action. At ½ past 4 made the private Signal to the Strangers which was answered by the nearest one. At 7 Spoke to her when she proved to be HMS San Florenzo having under her Convoy A Country Ship from Madras bound for Calcutta. Hove too & sent a boat on board a Country Ship. Lat (obs) 18.28N Long 89.29E (obs).

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Towards Prince of Wales Island

Wednesday 16th October 1805.
C&D ---- 76. Pumped the Ship out [three times]. Cloudy weather squalls & rain. Dorsetshire NEbE. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 18.8N Long ----.

Thursday 17th October 1805.
C&D ---- 36. Pumped the Ship out [three times]. First part Squalls & Rain middle & latter parts light Airs & Calms. Employed as most useful under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge. Lat (obs) 18.6N Long 91.28E (obs).

[Log - page 098:]

Ganges from Bengal

Friday 18th October 1805.
C&D ---- 62. Light breeze NE fair weather. People employed as most useful. Pumped the Ship out [5]. Dorsetshire SEbS. Lat (obs) 17.9N Long 91.10E (obs).

Saturday 19th October 1905.
C&D ---- 90. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Dorsetshire S½E. Squally SE & Rain. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck. Lat (obs) 16.1N Long 90.31E (obs).

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Towards Prince of Wales Island

Sunday 20th October 1805.
C&D ---- 58. Light winds SbE & fair weather. Dorsetshire EbN. AM Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company to see if they were clean. Bore up after the Dorsetshire. Wore. Lat (obs) 15.56N Long 90.31E (obs).

Monday 21st October 1805.
C&D ---- 39. South & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Dorsetshire SWbW. AM Unbent the Best Bower Cable roused up the old outer Best Bower. Bent it Clapped on the two Services, Spliced it & payed it down into its proper Tier. Lat (Obs) 16.0N Long 89.56E (obs).

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Ganges from Bengal towards

Tuesday 22nd October 1805.
C&D ---- 42. Light Airs from the Southward with fair weather. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Dorsetshire West. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Lat (obs) 16.0N Long 90.11E (obs)

Wednesday 23rd October 1805.
C&D ---- 47. First & middle parts light Winds latter part squally. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. At 5pm strange Sail bearing SW made the Signal for ditto to the Dorsetshire, AM cleaned & Smoaked the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the Main Sail. Lat (obs) 15.34N Long 89.40E (0bs).

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Ganges Prince of Wales Island [Penang]

Thursday 24th October 1805.
C&D ---- -- Light winds from the Southward & cloudy weather throughout. People variously employed. Dorsetshire SW 2 miles. Pumped the Ship every 4 hours. Lat (obs) 15.29N Long 89.23E (obs).

Friday 25th October 1805.
C&D ---- 46. Variable winds from the Southward & Squally weather. Rain. Dorsetshire SSW. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Lat (obs) 15.23N Long 89.2 (obs)

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Ganges from Bengal

Saturday 26th October 1805.
C&D ---- 47. First & middle parts light Airs at SSW & Calms. Some Rain latter part pleasant light breeze, cloudy weather with rain. Dorsetshire SSW. Employed as most useful under the Boatswain & fitting all the Boats. Lat (obs) 15.5N Long 90.4E (obs)

Sunday 27th October 1805.
C&D ---- 85. Pleasant breeze SbW & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Dorsetshire WbS. AM Performed Divine Service Lat (obs) 13.55N Long 91.2E (obs).

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Towards Prince of Wales Island

Monday 28th October 1805.
C&D ---- 87. Wind SEWbW Cloudy & squally. Signal from the Dorsetshire for Latitude & Longitude. Dorsetshire NW 2 miles. At ½ past 4 Signals from the Dorsetshire. Set the Royals & Stay Sails. At 6 in Royals and double reefed the Top Sails. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most necessary fitting the Boats. AM Filling Salt Water in the fore Hold to trim Ship. Pumped the ship out every 4 hours. Lat (obs) 13.1N Long 90.51E (obs).

Tuesday 29th October.
C&D ---- 76. Wind SW & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. At 5pm Signal to steer SSW if the Wind came fair during the night. Ditto to carry a light during the night. At ½ past 7am Passed within Hail of the Dorsetshire when Captain Brown desired us to keep close order. AM Employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen fitting the Boats. Variable & squally. Lat (obs) 12.36N Long 91.3E (obs).

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Ganges from Bengal

Wednesday 30th October 1805.
C&D ---- 59. WSW Fine weather. At 2pm Departed this Life David Pritchard Quarter Master. At 5pm Signal from Dorsetshire to steer SSW if the Winds came fair during the night & careful to observe the motions of the Commodore [the Dorsetshire]. At 5pm Comitted the body of the deceased to the deep with the usual Ceremony. AM Carpenters Stocking the Stream Anchor. Sailmaker altering the Boats Sails. Gunner painting the Boats. Calm. Armourer at the Forge. People rounding the Stream Cable. At 11am Lowering down the Small Cutter, tried the Current & found it setting to the SSE½E. Lat (obs) 11.55N Long 91.4E (obs).

Thursday 31st October.
C&D ---- 22. Variable light Airs. Pumped the Ship every 4 hours. At 5pm Signal to observe the Commodors motions during the night, ditto to steer SWbS if the Wind came fair. Tradesmen fitting the Boats & otherwise as most useful. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns, Got the Flying Jibboom out. Lat (0bs) 1.38N Long 91.28E (obs).

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Towards Prince of Wales Island

Friday 1st November 1805.
C&D ---- 46. Variable winds EbN & weather. Dorsetshire SSW 1 mile. At 5pm Signal from Dorsetshire to steer South. Light Airs from the Northward. People employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as most useful. Lat (obs) 11.11N Long 91.42E (obs)

Saturday 2nd November.
C&D ---- 81. NbE cloudy. PM Shifted the Best Bower from the inner to the outer Hawse hole. Signal from the Dorsetshire to observe her motions during the night. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. People employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as most useful. Bent the flying Jib & Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Lat (obs) 10.0N Long 91.40E (obs).

[Log - page 106:]

Ship Ganges from Bengal

Sunday 3rd November 1805.
C&D ---- 69. East cloudy weather. pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. At 5pm Signal to observe the Commodores motions during the night. AM Weather being unsettled omitted the Performance of Divine Service. Mustered Ships Company. Variable & Rain. Lat (obs) 9.56N Long 92.13E (obs)

Monday 4th November.
C&D ---- 64. Variable winds & squally weather cloudy throughout. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. At 5pm Signal to observe the Commodores motions during the night. Taken aback. Lat (obs) 9.40N Long 92.38 (obs)

[Log - page 107:]

Towards Prince of Wales Island

Tuesday 5th November 1805.
C&D ---- 78. Variable cloudy with rain. PM Spoke to the Dorsetshire. Signal to observe the Commodores motions during the night. At ½ past 8am spoke to the Dorsetshire. At 11am made tie Signal for seeing land bearing NEbE. Sailmaker altering the Gaff Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Lat (obs) 8.55N Long 92.44E (obs)

Wednesday 6th November 1805.
C&D ---- --. SEbE cloudy weather squally with rain. At ¾ past 2 Saw Queen Island bearing SE¼S. The Body of Carnicobar at NEbE 10 or 12 miles. At ½ past 4 lost sight of Queen Island & opened the Northern most point of Carnicobar [Car Nicobar Island] with the NW point bearing NE¼E. Body of the Island EbN¾N distance off shore about 6 Miles. Spoke the Dorsetshire when Captain Brown agreed with me that it would be imprudent to pass the Island without an additional supply of Water our own stock being only sufficient to last twelve or thirteen days at short allowance not being in Captain Browns powers to spare more than a weeks supply from the quantity on board his Ship. No observations. Standing for the Point. Hard ground 45 to 13 fathoms. Lat ---- Long 93.41E. (obs).

[Log - page 108:]

Ganges at Island of Carnicobar [Car Nicobar]

[Wednesday continued]
C&D ----. At Sunset extremes of the Land from NEbE¾E to SEbE. Body of the Island E½N distance off shore 5 miles. Soundings 45 fathoms. At 8am extremes from East to SSE. At ½ past 8 from SEbE¾E to SEbS¼S a light on the Beach bearing SE distance off shore about 3 Leagues Sounding 35 fathoms. At ½ past 1pm Observed that we were nearing the Dorsetshire & at 2 Spoke her when Captain Brown informed me that he had been as close in as 10 fathoms that he had found the Soundings very irregular that in consequence it was his intention to wait till daylight before he made any further attempt to get in but that I was at liberty to make the best of my way into Port without attending to his motions. At daylight tacked & Stood towards the Island with a light breeze at SE. Out Reefs and made all Sail. Lowered down the Small Cutter. At 8am Bore up from the NW point of the Island & had Soundings & log. At 10am sent the Small Cutter ahead to Sound. At 11 made Signal to the Dorsetshire for having gained Soundings 25 fathoms. The Wind heading us in Royals & up Main Sail. At ½ past 11 the weather looking squally double Reefed the Top Sails. Same time the Dorsetshire made Signal to Sound immediately. Answering with 13 fathoms. Signal have you good anchorage Answered in the negative. At Noon taken aback with a hard squall from the Southward. Wore round & Stood to the Westward under the three Top Sails.

Thursday 7th November.
C&D ----. Variable with squally rain. At ½ past Noon wore again & stood in Shore under the three Top Sails the weather being very thick & land not in sight ground 29, 27 & 25 fathoms. At 1pm the weather clearing a little. Saw the land ahead & on the weather bow set the Courses, Jib & Driver, Ground 25, 17, 15, 13, 17, 20 fathoms. At ½ past 1pm made Signal to the Dorsetshire for Ground 15 fms which she did not answer being far to leeward & under three Top Sails only. A ¼ before 2 the Island from SSW to ESE distance off shore about 1 Mile, found that we were too near the NW point to anchor with safety, was therefore under the necessity of Tacking & Standing to the Westward. At 3pm extremes of the land from South to EbS¾S opening a point to the Southward. Tacked again but from the strength of the Current were unable to fetch the point again. At 4 the Dorsetshire 6 or 7 miles to the Eastward. At 5 Hoisted in the Small Cutter & shifted the Main Sail with the second best. At ¼ past 5 extremes of the land from SE½SE to s ¾ W. At 6 ditto from SE½S to South. At 8 the SE part bearing SbE about Ship & Stood to the Eastward all night. At midnight saw the Dorsetshire in one with point SSW. At Daylight the land not in sight from the Mast head. Dorsetshire not in sight. At 9am Saw the Land bearing WSW, At Noon the Island from SWbW to WbS the Body WSW about 6 Leagues. Current setting to the NW. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 9.15N Long 93.16E (obs).

[Log - page 109:]

Carnicobar [Car Nicobar]

Friday 8th November 1805.
C&D ----. South breeze & cloudy. At ¼ past 5 Dorsetshire made Signal to come within hail. Answered with Signal of inability on account of her being to leeward and the Current setting also to leeward Signal to heave too and for Commanders to come on board. Answered them with Signal I am in want of Water signal repeated for Commanders Backed the Main Top Sail & fitted it again as soon as the Dorsetshire was within Hail on account of the Ships driving so fast to leeward. Hard ground, the Current setting strong to the NW Extremes of the Land from SSE to SW off shore about 4 miles. At 10 minutes past 5 Spoke the Dorsetshire and at ¼ past 5 she made Signal to haul the Wind on Starboard Tack. Answered with Signal of inability. Captain Brown on hailing the Ganges observed that he had been all round the Island in search of us that he could Spare a thousand Gallons of Water and that it was his intention to Stand on. Informed him in answer that we had done all in our power to get in with the Island that we still meant to do the same, that a thousand Gallons of Water in addition to our Stock was not sufficient and that we were obliged to make Sail on account of the Ships driving bodily to leeward. Weighed with a light breeze at SW & stood closer in Shore. At 6pm Held a Consultation with the four Senior Officers on the subject of going into this Island for Water, when they were unanimously of the opinion that it would be extremely imprudent to attempt the Passage to Penang without a greater additional Supply of Water then it was in Captain Browns Power to afford us and that therefore we ought certainly to procure the necessary quantity here to which they have subscribed as under.

J. Rose, J.R. Blackwell, Thos. Hooper, John Jones James. [Absence Book 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th mates - signed]

Stood in, in consequence for the Island and anchored as per log, At daylight Captain Harington left the Ship in the Small Cutter and Sounded all the way in Shore. T 9 Returned again. At 10am Weighed as per log and at 11 Anchored with the Stream in 12½ fathoms. Extremes of the Land W½S to SE. A small village South, distance off Shore 1 mile. Out Boats & sent 20 empty Butts on Shore. Lat --- Long ---.

[Log - page 110:]

Ganges at Island Carnicobar [Car Nicobar]

Saturday 9th November.
C&D ----. Light winds from the Southward & fair weather. At 4pm weighed and dropped a little further to the Eastward. ½ past 4 Anchored again with following bearings in 15 fathoms. Extremes of the land from SbE½E to West. The Village SW½S distance off Shore 1½ Miles. At 5pm Saw a Strange Sail bearing West. AM found a considerable difficulty in procuring water the Wells being nearly dry and it being no easy matter to get the few Butts which were filled through the Surf in safety. Lat ---- Long ---.

[India Directory, Or Directions for Sailing to and from the East ..., Volume 2, page 39: "The Ganges anchored November 9th, 1805, in 15 fathoms, at the N.E. part of the island, bearing from West to S. by E. ½ E,. and a village S.W. ½ S,. off shore 1½ mile; here she remained two days procuring about 15 butts of water, the wells being nearly dry, and the surf rendering it difficult to get the casks from the shore; so the other side of the island seems preferable, when the season will permit a ship to anchor there."]

Sunday 10th November.
C&D ----. Winds & weather as yesterday. Surf high in the night. PM Made but little progress with the Water from causes as yesterday. AM Got a few Butts off the Ship. Omitted the Performance of Divine service on account of the Ships Company being engaged in Watering the Ship. I make the Centre of this Island to lie in 9.8 North and by my Timekeeper on 93.4 East of Greenwich.

[Log - page 111:]

Ganges towards Pulo Pinang [Penang}

Monday 11th November 1805.
C&D ---- 39. Light steady breeze throughout & fine weather at 6pm received 11 Butts of Water & Hoisted the boats in. Weighed as per Log & made Sail. At 9pm I take my departure judging my situation 9.11N & 93.10E. At 8am. The Island just in sight from the Poop bearing WbS . At 10am Saw the Island Jonlongar [Tillangchong?] from the Mast head bearing SE½S distance about 13 Leagues the Carringhar at same time in sight bearing W½S. At Noon the Island of Jonglongar [Tillangchong?] SSE½E. Pumped the Ship out [three times] AM Washed the Gun Deck exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat (obs) 9.14N Long 93.44E

Tuesday 12th November 1805.
C&D SEbE½E 144. Fresh breeze SW Squally Rain. At 4pm the extremes of the Island Jonlongar from S½W to SbW½W. distance 5 or 6 Leagues. At 5pm the Body of the Island SSW½W distance 7 or 8 Leagues the Island of Carmortar [Carmorta] just opening to the Southward of it. Pumped the Ship every 4 hours. At noon split the Main Top Sail from Foot ropes giving way. Lat 8.6N Long 95.5E. Lat 8.6N Long 95.52E.

[Log - page 112:]

Ganges towards Pulo Pinang

Wednesday 13th November 1805.
C&D S51E 181. Fresh gale NW & cloudy weather small Rain. Pumped the Ship every 4 hours. People employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as necessary. AM ½ past 11 Saw Pulo Pirah [Pulo Pera] from the Mast head bearing SEbS. Lat (obs) 6.4N Long 98,13E.

Thursday 14th November 1805.
C&D ---- Breeze WNW Hazy weather. At 1pm Pulo Pirah [Pulo Pera] in sight from the Deck bearing SSE¼E distance about 8 Leagues. At 4pm Saw a Strange Sail from the Mast head bearing ENE Pulo Pirah [Pulo Pera] SW½W. Ground 27,26,25,23,21 fms. At Midnight saw the Land of Old Queda bearing NEbE to SEbE¾E. Handed Main Sail. The Flag Staff SbE½E. The High Land of Clo Queda NW½W. Distance off the Pinang Shore 4 or 6 Miles in 5½ fathoms. At 2pm Rounded the point of Fort Cornwallis [on Prince of Wales Island = Pulo Penang] & brought up in ¼ less 5 to the Southward of the Dorsetshire. The Fort being NNW Saluted the Fort with 9 Guns which was returned with an equal number. At low Water found the Ship Grounded & hoisted out the launch & got the Stream out in deep Water to the North & East. At High Water hove upon it without effect. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight. Lat ---- Long ----

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[start of Harbour Log]

[Log - page 113:]

Ganges at Prince of Wales Island

Friday 15th November 1805.
Light variable winds with rain. At daylight got the Kedge out to the Eastward in 11 Fathoms but there being little or no Tide the Ship did not float, down Top Gallant Yards & Masts. Employed lightening the Ship forward. At 7pm being High Water Hove off the Ship by the Kedge into 9½ fathoms and let go the Bower, Buoyed & Slipped the Stream & Kedge Anchors. Passengers left the Ship

Saturday 16th November.
Winds variable with fine weather. AM Towed the Ship down abreast the Fort in 14 fathoms loosed Sails to dry. PM Moored Ship with the launch the best Bower to the flood. Weighed & got on board the Stream & Kedge Anchors. Fidded Top Gallant Masts.

Sunday 17th.
Winds & weather much the same as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck & loosed Sails to dry.

Monday 18th.
Light Airs from the Westward with fine weather. Employed landing some Private Trade & Passengers Baggage & under the Boatswain. AM loosed the Fore & Aft Sails to dry. NB 30 people in the Sick list.

Tuesday 19th.
Light winds from the NW & fine weather. AM loosed Sails to dry. Employed as before & otherwise as most useful.

Wednesday 20th.
Light Airs @ ENE with fine weather. AM cleared Hawse & loosed the Fore & Aft Sails to dry. Employed as most necessary.

Thursday 21st.
Land & Sea Breezes with fine weather, a little rain in the Evening. Employed landing some Private Trade & the remainder of the Passengers Baggage. Sent the empty Butts on Shore for Water. AM loosed Sails to dry.

Friday 22nd.
Ditto Winds & weather. AM Loosed the Fore & Aft Sails to dry. Employed receiving Water & under the Boatswain.

[Log - page 114:]

Ganges at Prince of Wales Island

Saturday 23rd November.
Light Airs from the NE & fine weather, Employed receiving Water & otherwise as most useful. PM Loosed the Square Sails to dry.

Sunday 24th.
Light Airs @ SSE with Sultry weather. Employed receiving Water and otherwise under the Boatswain. AM Loosed the Fore & Aft Sails to dry. PM Arrived here Hon Coys Ship Warren Hastings from Bencoolin.

Monday 25th.
Ditto Winds & weather delivering Private Trade and receiving the remainder of the Water. AM Cleared Hawse & loosed the Square Sails to dry. PM Up Top Gallant Yards. Signal from the Dorsetshire to number. Receiving from the Hon’ble the Governor & Council a Paper Packett for the President & Select Committee of Supra Cargos Canton.

Tuesday 26th.
At 1am Unmoored at daylight Weighed & dropped with the Tide. At 8am brought up again with the Stream [anchor] in 10 fathoms. Old Queda NbE when Captain went on Shore in search of John Pedros Seaman and four Lascars who were missing. At 9 the Dorsetshire made our Signal to Weigh. At 11 Captain Harington returned not having found the People he went in search of. Loosed Sails but the Wind being northerly & Tide of Flood having made, could not get under weigh. NB This Log contains 36 hours.

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[start of Sea Log]

Wednesday 27th November.
C&D ---. At 4pm Dorsetshire Hull down to the westward. At 6pm it being Slack Water Weighed & made Sail. Soundings. From 6 to ½ past 8pm the Extremes of the Land of Penang from SSW½W to SE½S distance from the nearest land 5 miles. At 1am the SE part of Penang E½N hauled up as per Log. At Daylight the Body of Penang N¾E Fala Dinding Hills SE½E in 30 fathoms. A Strange Sail ahead standing as we do. AM Washed the Gun Deck Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. At Noon Penang N74E. Pulo Dinding SE¼E. Extremes of the Land from NbE½E to SEbS distance off shore 2 or 4 Leagues. Soundings 30 fathoms. Light Airs & fair. Ship drifting by the head to the NE. Lat (obs) 4.41N Long 100.15E.

[Log - page 115:]

Ganges towards China

Thursday 28th November 1805.
C&D ---- 78. Wind NNW. At sunset Point Dinding SE½S. At daylight Pulo Jana SW ¼ S Extremes of the Sambelan from EbS to E ¼ S. Pulo Dinding ENE. Extremes of the Malay Shore from NEbN to EbN ¼ N distance off Pulo Jarra 12 or 13 miles. At Noon Pulo Jana West, South Sambelan EbN. Extremes of the Land to the Northward NEbN. Ground 35 fathoms, Lat (obs) 3.54N Long ----

Friday 29th November.
C&D ---- 81. NW PM Variable winds & pleasant weather. Pumped the Ship out. Set the Bobstays up, Stayed the Fore Mast & Set up Fore Top Mast Rigging. Strange Sail ESE. AM 4 Pulo Jarra W½N. The Sambelans from NEbE to NE. Pulo Dinding NEbN. Sambelans Eastern Point NNE. At Noon the Long Arroa in sight from the Mast head bearing SSW. Weather too hazy to see the Malay Coast. People & Tradesmen employed as most useful. Lat (obs) 3.8N Long ----.

[Log - page 116:]

Ganges towards China

30th November.
C&D ---- 84. West & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 2pm Saw the Round Arroa from the Deck bearing SW¼S. Parcellar Hill EbS No Ground & 16 fathoms. At 4pm Round Arroa SWbW at the same time Parcellar [Parcelar] Hill EbNat 10 ditto NEbE¼E. & at midnight NEbE. At daylight saw the Dorsetshire at anchor off Parcellar [Parcelar] Hill. Parcellar Hill bearing N ¼ E. Taken aback. AM Passed a Ship on Shore with a brig at Anchor hear her & rendering his assistance. Fired two Guns towards Pirate Proas [see glossary] that were Standing towards her & obliged them to bear up. At Noon Parcellar [Parcelar] Hill NW¾N Captain Richards EbS½S distance off about 4 Leagues. Dorsetshire NNW. No observations. Lat ---- Long ----

Sunday 1st December 1805.
C&D ----. Fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. Saw a Strange Sail bearing East. At 4am Cape Richardo [Richado] NW½W. Extremes pf the Land to the Eastward ESE. Hard squall, Weighed and at ½ past 9 anchored with the Stream in 16 ½ fathoms. There being little Wind & the Tide Setting out. At ½ past 12 Weighed with the Tide and at 2pm Anchored in Malacca Roads with the best Bower veering to one third Cable. PM Received 10 Butts Water from the Shore. Arrived here the Hon Coys Ship Dorsetshire. Lat ---- Long ----. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

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[start of Harbour Log]

[Log - page 117:]

Ganges at Malacca

Monday 2nd December 1805.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as most necessary. Delivering 1000 Bags of Private Trade Rice to Commissary of Stores & Receiving on board 10 Butts of Water. Pumped the Ship out.

Tuesday 3rd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday with some rain in the night. Loosed Sails to dry otherwise employed under the Boatswain

Wednesday 4th.
Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Employed receiving Water. AM Signal from the Dorsetshire to prepare for Sailing. Loosed the Sails to dry.

Thursday 5th December.
At Daylight Weighed & Signal with the Land Breeze made Sail steering SSE for the outer Water Island [Water Islands or Four Brothers]. Soundings 9 to 18 fathoms. At 8am the outermost Water Island bearing East 3 miles. At Noon Mount Formosa E¾S, Mount Moor NEbE¼E. The Outermost Water Island NWbN. NB Lat (obs) 1.47N Long ----. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

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[start of Sea Log]

[Log - page 118:]

Friday 6th December 1805.
C&D ----.Breeze north & fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. Dorsetshire WSW. At ½ past 5pm Mount Formosa NNE¼E Mount Moor NNW¼W. The Carrimons [Karimun Island] SEbE. At 8pm Pulo Pisang EġS Mount Formosa NNW Sounding 22. At 4p, Pulo Cocob NNW½W. Pulo Pisang NW The Carrimons [Karimun Island] SWbS. At 8am Barn Island EbS. At Noon Anchored with the Stream in 16 fathoms under Barn Island. Rid Island SSW & Rabbit & Coney E½N. Lat ---- Long ----.

Saturday 7th December.
C&D ----. Light Winds & fine weather. Examined a Ship under Danish Colours passing up the Straits last from Manilla. At 9am Weighed with a light burning at East and made Sail but it falling Calm & Tide Setting against us Bore up & Anchored with the Stream. Rid Island SbW The Body of Barn Island ENE, Rabbit E¾N & Coney E¼N. Lat --- Long ---.

[Log - page 119:]

Ganges towards China

Sunday 8th December 1805.
C&D ---. Light variable winds with thick Hazy weather throughout. At 4pm Weighed & made Sail, at 5 the Rabbit & Coney on one bearing N20E. The Body of Saint Johns NEbE, Black Rock E¾N Red Island SWbW, distance of the Rabbit & Coney 1½ miles. At ½ past 10pm Anchored with the Stream in 13 fathoms bearings as follows SE part of Saint John Nb¼N Black Rock SE¾S The Coney W¾S. Dorsetshire at Anchor off Barn Island W½S. Lat --- Long ---

Monday 9th December.
C&D ---. Variable Winds from the NE with thick rainy weather throughout. At ½ past Noon Weighed & made Sail. At ½ past 5 Anchored with the Stream in 13 fathoms The Island of St Johns bearing SWbW. John Hill at N62E Extremes of the Land to the Eastward ENE. A strange Sail in the NW which judge to be the Warren Hastings. AM Passed by HMS Phaeton & Cornwallis from China Also a Fleet from Balambangar. Lat --- Long ---.

[Log - page 120:]

Ganges towards China

Tuesday 10th December 1805.
C&D ----. Light Winds from the NE & cloudy weather & showery. Strange Sail proved to be the Warren Hastings. At 3pm she anchored East of us 1 mile. PM Receiving instructions from Captain Brown to consider Captain Larking as Senior Officer till further orders. Lat --- Long----.

Wednesday 11th December.
C&D ----. Steady breeze at ENE weather cloudy. At ½ past 2pm Weighed & made Sail. At 4pm Bintang Hill NEbE½E Point Romaine [Point Romania] NE½E. Soundings 20 fathoms. At ½ past 2pm Anchored with the Stream in 21 fathoms bearings when at Anchor as follows. Pedro Branca [Pedro Blanco] E½N Romaine NbE Barbacit Hill NW¼N Bentang Hill SE¼E distance off Pedro Branca 5 miles. WE make Pedro Branca to be on 104.36E corrected the Time Keepers ---- Longitude of it 104.30E. Lat (obs) 1.19N Long 104.31E (obs).

[Log - page 121:

Ganges towards China

Thursday 12th December 1805.
C&D ---. Light Winds from NE fine weather. Pumped the Ship out. At 4pm Weighed & Stood closer in Shore & at 5pm Anchored with the Stream in 12 fathoms. Point Romaine NbE¼E Pedro Blanca East. At 6am Weighed & made Sail & at 10am finding that we dropped astern Anchored in 26 fathoms Pedro Blanca ENE. Romaine NW Binding Hill SSE. A Strange Sail at Anchor to the North Eastward of Pedro Blanca. Lat --- Long ---

Friday 13th December.
C&D ---. Fresh Northerly breeze throughout Squally at intervals. At 4pm Weighed. Dorsetshire & Warren Hastings in Company & finding we could not haul to the North of Pedro Branca Bore up to the Southern Channel. At ½ past 4 passed the Rocks & Reds at about 1½ mile distance. From the latter in 17 to 13 fathoms steering EbS & ESE. Squally. Commodore EbS 2 mile. Bintang Hill S¼W. Hauled up for the Strange Sail Repeated a Signal from the Warren Hastings for her to bring to. At ¼ past 5 made Signal that the Stranger shewed English Colours. At 20 past 5 Tacked. Signal for us to take our Station in the weather line. At ½ past 5 Tacked again and made Signal with Interrogatory Pendant. Answered in the Affirmative. Hove to & at 6pm Spoke the Stanger which proved to be the Santa Cruz Coasting Ship from Balambangar bound to Malacca at ¼ past 6 made Sail & at 10pm Communicated the above to the Commodore. AM Payed down the ranges of the Cables. Commodore WbS 1 mile. Lat (obs) 0.28N Long 105.42E.

[Crossed the Equator]

[Log - page 122:]

Ganges towards China

Saturday 14th December.
C&D ----. Variable thick weather with continual Squalls & Rain. Signal to steer ESE. Commodore SSW 1. Pumped the Ship out. At 2am Split the Main top Sail from the Foot Ropes giving way. Taken aback. Hard rain. No observations. Lat --- Long---.

Sunday 15th December.
C&D ----. Variable winds with Rain at times. Unable to Perform Divine Service. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 3am Saw the Land SEbS made the Signal for ditto. At daylight Saw the Islands of Caningta [Carimata Passage & Islands] & Souroutou [Sourouton]. Extremes of the former from EbS¾S ditto for the latter. Commodore SSW. At Noon the Body of Souroutou NEbE½E distance off shore 5 or 6 miles. Commodore South. Ground 20. Lat (obs) 1.46S Long 108.36E (obs).

[Log - page 123:]

Ganges towards China

Monday 16th December.
C&D ----. Light variable Airs shifting to the SE, fair weather. Pumped the Ship out. At 6pm Anchored in 18 fathoms the SW Point of Quoin Island bearing NWbN Easternmost extreme of Carimata NNE The Peak NbE Souroutou [Sourouton] NNW & Eastermost Point N ½ W. Commodore NE. At noon a Strange Sail in sight from the Mast head bearing SSE. Calm Light Airs. Lat (obs) 2.5S Long 108.57E (obs).

Tuesday 17th December.
C&D --- 73. At 6am The Extremes of the Land from NbW¼W to NW½N. At 8pm Saw a light ahead made Signal for a Strange Sail Commodore made Signal No.35. Pumped the Ship out. Commodore SSE. At 8am Saw the Land about Pulo Mancap bearing ESE. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. People under the Boatswain. Lat (obs) 3.12S Long 109.39E (obs).

[Log - page 124:]

Ganges towards China

Wednesday 18th December.
C&D S55E 115. Variable Winds from the Westward Cloudy & Hazy Weather with frequent squalls & rain throughout. PM Longitude Signals by Chronometer Warren Hastings 109.48E Dorsetshire 109.52E. Pumped the Ship out. Commodore South. Handed Main Sail & Mizzen Top Sail. Lat 4.10S Long 111.28E (obs).

Thursday 19th December.
C&D E¼S 128. Variable Winds from the Westward cloudy weather & frequent squalls & rain. Pumped the Ship out. Warren Hastings Signal Lat 4.8S Long 111.11E. Dorsetshire Long 112.00E. Handed Main Sail. AM Employed as most necessary Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Lat 4.24S Long 113.46E.

[Log - page 125:]

Ganges towards China

Friday 20th December 1805.
C&D East 63. Wind WSW with Rain. PM Warren Hastings Lat Signal 4.23S & Long 114.0E. Pumped the Ship put. Light breeze South. Commodore SEbE 1 mile. At 4pm Saw the High Land beyond point Salatan [Southern Borneo] from the Deck bearing NE½N distance about 11 Leagues. Extremes of Land to the Northward NEbE&189E. At ½ past 11am Extremes of the Land Little Pulo Lents [Laurot Islands] from SE½E to ESE distance 7 or 8 Leagues. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the old Jib. People under the Boatswain, Armourer at the Forge. Lat (bs) 4.26S Long 115.4 (obs).

Saturday 21st December C&D ---- 54. Wind W ½ S Fair. Pumped the Ship out. At 2pm Saw the Moresses E ½ N. At 4pm Extremes of the little Pulo Lautts from SE¾E to SSE¼S from At 6pm Moresses N87E distance 6 or 8 Leagues. Brothers in sight from the Mast head bearing East. At 2am the Dorsetshire having drove from her anchor & brought up again too near us, Shifted out berth further to the SSE. At 8 the Great Moussa NWbW½W. Brothers E¾N, Dwaalder Island NNE½E. Lat 4.18S Long 116.2E (obs).

[Log - page 126:]

Ganges towards China

Sunday 22nd December 1805.
C&D NbE½E. 89. SW breeze Small Rain. Pumped the Ship out. AM Saw the Button NE the High Land of Pulo Laut bearing NNW. Dwaalder Island West. At 5 Signals from the Commodore Nos 29 & 140. At Sunset the South end of the Brothers SW½W. South Point of Great Pulo Laut WSW. Land from the Mast head bearing EbN. At daylight the Extremes of the Land from NNW to SSW. Shifted the Jib with the old one. At 9am Departed this Life James Doyle Seaman. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon Committed the Body of the Deceased to the deep with the usual ceremony. At ½ past 10 Shoal Point in sight from the Mast head bearing NNW. At Noon the Haze so thick over Borneo could not see the extremes. Lat 2.53S Long 16.31E (obs).

Monday 23rd December 1805.
C&D ---- 41. Variable winds from the Westward Cloudy weather. At 6pm Anchored as per signal. Shoal Point W½N. Extremes of the Land about Ragged Point NbW. Sounded 7 fathoms. At daylight Weighed and made Sail. At 10am Shoal Point SWbS ragged Point NNW made the Signal for Breakers bearing NNE. At Noon Shoal Point SWbS distance 5 Leagues. Ragged Point NW¾N distance 4 Leagues. We make Ragged Point to lie in 2.11 South & 116.22 East. Lat 2.21S Long 116.30E (obs).

[Log - page 127:]

Ganges towards China

Tuesday 24th December 1805.
C&D ---- 90. Pleasant breeze South & cloudy weather. Pumped the Ship out. At 3pm Shifted the Top Gallant Sails with the old ones. Signal to steer NE. At Sunset the extremes in sight of Bunco from SWbW to WNW. Commodore East. At Daylight the Extremes of the Land from WNW to NW. Bacoleagh Hill WbN½N. AM Shifted the Fore Sail with the old one. Lat (obs) 1.6S Long 117.31E (obs).

[Crossed the Equator]

Wednesday 25th December.
C&D ---- 82. South cloudy weather. pumped the Ship out. Commodore East ½ mile. At ½ past 1 Signal for Longitude. Dorsetshire 117.40E Warren Hastings 117.48E. Variable thunder & lightning.. At 2pm Signal for Land ditto to steer NEbN. Dondickin bearing NWbW. At ½ past 3 Saw something like the appearance of a strange Sail. Made the Signal for ditto. At 4 Passed a large drift[?] PM shifted Mizzen Top Sail with the worst At 7 Commodore made Signal for the Land bearing North. Light Airs found the Current so strong that the Ship would not Answer the Helm laying down the Cutter & towed her head round. Lat (obs) 0.23N Long 118.41E. (obs).

[Log - page 128:]

Ganges towards China

Thursday 26th December 1805.
C&D ---- 82. Variable ESE light winds & squally weather with rain. Commodore West 1 mile. At 2pm Signal to steer NE. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land off Donda Point [Makassar Strait, Indonesia] from East to EbS. The low Land to the Southward of Borneo WbN. [no mention of pumping the Ship out]. At 8am Kanmoongar Point [Borneo] just in sight from the Poop bearing WSW. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Lat (obs) 1.40N Long 119.48E (obs).

Friday 27th December 1805.
C&D NE½E 50. Variable winds & Calms thick Hazy weather throughout, frequent Squalls & Hard Rain. Pumped the Ship out. PM Stowed the Anchors & unbent the Cables. Commodore ESE. No observations. Lat (obs) 2.12N Long 120.27E.

[Log - page 129:]

Ganges towards China

Saturday 28th December.
C&D NEbE 122. Winds variable from the Southwards with thick weather & almost continual rain. Pumped the Ship out. At 1pm Signal from the Commodore to steer NEbE. AM scrubbed & cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Top Gallant Sails. Lat 3.20N Long 122.9E.

Sunday 29th December.
C&D NE½N. variable Winds Cloudy weather & rain at times. AM Washed & Smoaked the Gun Deck. Weather too unsettled for performing Divine Service. Commodore EbS 1 mile. Lat 4.58N Long 123.9E.

[Log - page 130:]

Ganges towards China

Monday 30th December 1805.
C&D SSE½E 32. Light variable winds & Calms. PM Signals 174 & 176. Dorsetshire Lat 5.26N Long 123.20E & Warren Hastings 5.21N long 123.43E. Pumped the Ship out. Lat 4.53N Long 123.25E.

Tuesday 31st December.
C&D E4S 79. Variable winds & weather. At 7am Saw the Land bearing SE as per Warren Hastings Signal. Commodore NEbE. Pumped the Ship out. At ½ past 11am Saw Land from the Mast head bearing SEbS. AM Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Lat 4.56N Long 124.44E.

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Wednesday 1st January 1806.
C&D East 57. Variable Cloudy. Squally with hard rain. At Sunset saw Ganges Island from the Deck SE½E 7 or 8 Leagues. Signal for Longitude. Signals to carry all Sail possible during the night to keep Station & to observe the Commodores Motions. Midnight saw the Land bearing EbN appearing like two small Islands which we suppose to be the Buttons [islands]. At Daylight the Ganges Island SW. Signal to keep under easy Commanding Sail. Two small Islands S½W. At Noon the nearest Island bearing SSE distance about 4 or 5 miles. Land just in sight from the Deck bearing SbEġS & SġW. Lat 4.41N Long 125.35E.

Thursday 2nd 1806.
C&D N46E 123. Winds Westerly. At 2pm made the Signal for Latitude. At 2pm Saw Sauguer the in the SW Quarter but could not distinguish the Peak. At ½ past 6pm extremes of Karkalang [Karakalng] & the Salibabu [Salebabu] Islands from SE½E to EbN½N. Signal to observe the Commodores Motions, to keep Station & to Close. At 5am Saw the Land under our lee which we suppose to be the Meangis Islands [Miangas, Philippines] but could not distinguish the extremes. Hauled Close to the Wind, set the Main Sail & passed the northernmost Island at daylight with a fresh breeze. At little more than half a Cables length from the Surf (Warren Hastings leaving) under the influence of a strong Current to the Southward & Eastward. Setting directly upon the Land. The Dorsetshire being some distance astern bore up & ran through it and Nanassus [Nenusa] with Safety. At 7am Split the Fore Sail & Shifted it with 2nd best. Dorsetshire in her Station. At 9 the Island of Nanussa [Nenusa] S39E 6 Leagues. At Noon thick Hazy weather. Lat 5.42N Long 127.4E.

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Friday 3rd January 1806.
C&D NE¾E 32. First part variable from the NW light Airs, middle & latter steady breeze & pleasant weather. Pumped the Ship out. Commodore NbE. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed making Points & Gasketts. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best main Top Sail other Tradesmen as most necessary. Lat 5.38N Long 127.15E.

Saturday 4th January 1806.
C&D EbN 95. First & middle parts Steady Breeze latter very hard Squalls & rain from the Northward. Pumped the Ship out. Split the Jib & Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Top Sail split at the foot rope giving way and Shifted it with the new one. Shifted the Jib with the second best. Commodore EbS 1. At 9am weather now moderate squally at times. Got the flying Jib Boom in and the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail Boom down off the Yard. Lat 5.32N Long 128.48E.

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Sunday 5th January 1806.
C&D East 90. Unsettled weather & very hard Squalls at intervals throughout. PM Signals No. 174 & 176. Commodore EbS 2. Ship still pitching very much & increasing her leak to 3 inches water per Hour. Unable to perform divine Service from the state of the weather. Pumped the Ship out. Taken aback. Lat 5.1N Long 130.18E

Monday 6th January.
ENE 80. First & middle parts variable winds & Squally with rain. Latter part pleasant weather. At 6am the Commodore made Signal for Land. Saw the Island of St Andre bearing NW. Leak as yesterday. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Commodore NE. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 5.46N Long 131.32E.

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Tuesday 7th January 1806.
C&D S80E 17. Light variable Airs & Calms, cloudy & rain. Taken aback. Leak as before Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Commodore NWbN. AM Shifted the new Main Top Sail with the 2nd best. Lat 5.30N Long 131.48E.

Wednesday 8th January.
C&D N10E 35. Variable winds cloudy with rain. Leak as before. 8pm the Commodore Burnt a Blue Light. Pumped the Ship every 4 hours. PM Signals No 89 & 29. Commodore WbS. Lat 5.27N Long 131.54E.

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Thursday January 9th 1806.
C&D NNW½W 56. Light variable winds from the Northward Chiefly Fair. Taken aback. At daylight found the Slings of the Main Yard gone and completely rotten in the heart although Salvaging patent Rope. AM Boatswain fitting another. Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as before. Set up the Main Top Mast & Top Gallant Rigging and Washed the Gun Deck. Leak as before Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Lat 5.53N long 131.5E.

Friday 10th January 1806.
C&D NNE¾E 26. Variable winds from the Northward & cloudy weather squalls & rain. Signal to steer NNW. Commodore West. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Sailmaker on the Sails. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain as most useful. Light Airs from the NE. Lat 6.2N Long 131.18E.

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Saturday 11th January 1806.
C&D N54W 47. Variable winds & weather. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Squally rain. Commodore NNE. Lat 6.20N Long 130.4E.

Sunday 12th January.
C&D NWbN 47. Light variable winds & Calms cloudy weather throughout with frequent Squalls & Rain. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Owing to the unsettled state of the weather could not perform Divine Service. At Noon mustered the Ships Company to see if they were clean. Commodore NbE. Lat 6.44N Long 130.20E.

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Monday 13th January 1806.
C&D NWbW 35. Light variable Airs Squalls & Rain. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Commodore NNW. AM Sailmaker on the Sails, Armourer at his Forge, People under the Boatswain. Swayed the Main Yard up. Lat 7.4N Long 129.51E.

Tuesday 14th January 1806.
C&D NNW 72. Wind NNW Clear. PM Pointed & Re-banded the new Fore Sail, Stayed the Fore Top Mast & Set the Rigging up. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every 4 hours. Sailmaker making a Main Top Sail out of the New Mizzen Top Sail, Lower studding Sail, & Poop Awnings. Commodore North. Lat 7.35N Long 129.23E.

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Wednesday 15th January 1806.
C&D NNW½W 95. Fresh breeze & squally at times with a swell from the NE. PM Signal for Longitude by chronometer. Leak as before. AM Shifted the Main Top Gallant Sail with the second best. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as yesterday. Tradesmen as most useful. No observations. Lat 8.39N Long 128.38E.

Thursday 16th January 1806.
C&D NW½W 67. Hard Squalls & Rain throughout. At 1pm Signal to steer NbW. At 8pm Split the Fore & Main Top Sails both foot Ropes giving way. Weather too thick to see the Commodore but supposing him to be on the Weather Bow from his bearings at 6pm made Signal that the leading Ship carrying too much sail for us to keep Station. Set the Main Stay Sail. At ½ before 9 made Signal to Speak the Commodore & burnt a False Fire to shew them our Situation. Saw a light to windward which we believe to be the Dorsetshire. At 9pm saw a light bearing North which we take to be the Commodore. Burnt another False Fire to shew our situation. Unbent both Top Sails but the Squalls being very heavy did not think it prudent to bend others. Handed the Main Sail. At 10pm Split the Fore Sail & Handed it. At Midnight saw a light to the northward indistinctly. At daylight no Ship in sight. Bent and Set the Try Sail shifted Main Top Sail with the best. AM Bent the new Fore Top Sail. Bent new Fore sail. Ship making 3½ inches of Water per hour. Pumped every three hours. Lat 9.2N Long 127.45E.

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Friday 17th January 1806.
C&D NNW 77. Winds ENE Hard Squalls & Rain throughout. Leak as before. At 10am Got the Top gallant Studd & Studd Booms off the Yards & struck the Mizzen & Gallant Masts. At noon Handed Fore & Mizzen Top Sails. Lat 10.13N Long 127.15E.

Saturday 18th January.
C&D NbE½E. At 2pm Weather now more moderate. Set the Fore & Mizzen Top Sails. First part unsettled weather middle & latter parts pleasant breeze & fair with a swell from the NE which makes the Ship pitch very much. AM employed drying the Sails that were split in the late blowing weather. Shifted Main Sail with the best. NB Our long passage & the constant wet weather we have experienced are the principal causes of so many accidents happening to the Sails the utmost care & attention having been paid to them since leaving England, and since leaving the Straits of Malacca two & often three Reefs have been taken in every evening. Nearly all the Ropes in the Ship are rotten by remaining wet for so long a time. Lat 12.22N Long 127.51E.

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Sunday 19th January 1806.
C&D N ½ E 74. Pleasant breeze south & fine weather throughout. Leak as before. Pumped the Ship out every watch. AM the weather appearing more settled & fair than it has done at any time since quitting the Straits of Macasser [Makassar] & fearing that if the present opportunity were neglected no other offers previous to our arrival in China for caulking the Tiers. Roused up all Cables turning the Caulker to the larboard Tiers. From being employed as above omitted the performance of divine Service of course. Lat 13.36N Long 127.58E.

Monday 20th January.
C&D NbW 103. PM Smoaked & cleaned the Orlop Deck & clapped a Cable Service on the Best Bower. Wind variable from EbS to EbN & chiefly fine weather with long Swell from the Northward which makes the Ship pitch very much. Leak 4½ water per hour. Pumped Ship every Watch. AM Caulker having finished the larboard Tier put up the Starboard according to the Hon Coys instructions. Coiled away in it two New Cables upon the Sheet & payed down into the Orlop before the Tier the small Bower & Stream cables. Otherwise employed cleaning & drying the Shot Lockers & fitting Coats to the Top Sail Sheet Bitts. Lat 15.12N Long 127.37E.

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Tuesday 21st January 1806.
C&D NNW 160. Fresh breeze EbN throughout with cloudy weather & a confused Swell which makes the Ship pitch with great violence. Leak 5 inches per hour. Pumped the Ship every 3 hours. Squally. PM Set up the Fore & Main Belly Straps. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Sailmaker as before, other Tradesmen as most useful. At Noon one of the Lascars fell overboard hove to immediately, lowered down the small Cutter & fortunately saved him, though going 7 knots at the time the accident happened. The Swell being considerably abated Set Top Gallant Sails, Jib & Stay Sails. Rove preventer Fore Braces. Lat 17.37N Long 126.34E.

Wednesday 22nd January.
C&D NW½142. Variable winds NEbE & unsettled weather for first & middle parts of this Log latterly fine weather & smooth. Leak as yesterday. Small rain. Pumped Ship out every three hours. AM Sailmaker on the Sails Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain making Nippers & overhauling Buoys etc. Bent the Best Bower. Carpenter building a Bread Room in the Steerage. Made all Sail. Lat 19.2N Long 124.59.

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Thursday 23rd January 1806.
C&D NW½W 80. First part light winds from the Westward. Unsettled in the Middle part & latterly a fresh Gale from the Northward. Leak as before. AM Sailmaker on the new Main Top Sail. Carpenter on the Bread room. Squally. Handed Main Sail Fore mizzen Sails & reefed the Fore Sails. Lat 20.18N Long 123.53E.

Friday 24th January 1806.
C&D WbN½N 146. First & middle parts fresh Gale NNE latterly more moderate. High Swell from the Northward. Leak as yesterday. Employed as most needful under the Boatswain, Carpenter & Sailmaker as per days past. Lat 21.0N Long 121.24E.

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Saturday 25th January 1806.
C&D WNW 112. Pleasant breeze NEbE throughout. Leak 5½ inches per hour. Pumped Ship constantly. At daylight the Western extreme of the Island Tobaco NNW the East½W. The Easternmost of the large Island on with the Westernmost extreme of the Small one bearing N¼W the Body of the small Island North distance off the latter 4 Leagues. At 6am the Southernmost extreme of Formosa in Sight from the Deck bearing WbN½N. At 8am the little Island of Bottel [Botel] Tobaco Xima [little more than a rock] NNE½N distance 5 Leagues. At Noon Southernmost extreme of Formosa N64W. Strong Ripplings. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Carpenter making an Ensign Staff, otherwise as necessary under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on a new Main Top Sail. Lat 21.32N Long 123.16E.

Sunday 26th January.
C&D W½N 141. At ¼ past 1pm The Sugar Loaf on Formosa N62W the Centre of Vile Bottel Tobaco N52E. At ½ past 5 saw the Peto Rocks North miles. Strong Ripplings. At ¼ before 6 the Peto Rocks just in Sight from the Poop bearing EbN½N. Southernmost extreme of the Land of Formosa N½W distance to the nearest shore about 8 Leagues. Leak as before. Weather too unsettled for performing divine Service. By means of Lunar Observations we made the little Tobaco to lie in 121.45E and Vele Reto Rocks in 120,52E. Lat 21.46N Long 121.6E.

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Monday 27th January 1806.
C&D WbN½N 101. Winds variable from the Northward & hazy weather & rain. Smooth Water. Leak as before. Pump the Ship constantly. AM Bent the Small Bower & Sheet Cables & un-stowed the Anchors. Carpenters as before Sailmaker taking a Cloth out of the new Jib for leech linings to the Main Top Sail. At Noon Pedra Bianca W10N 14 miles. Lat 22.13N Long 119.21E.

Tuesday 28th January 1806.
C&D ---- 153. Fresh breeze throughout & a strong Current to the Westward. Leak as yesterday. Kept a good look out for Pedra Bianca but saw nothing of it. At Daylight the Grand Lema [Lamma] W½S distance 5 Leagues. At ½ past 6 the Grand Lema [Lamma] SW. At ¾ past 6 the Grand Lema [Lamma] South. At Lenting [Lin-ting] Island W¼S distance 11 or 12 miles. AM Lenting [Lin-ting] South 2½ miles. At 10am Hove too & got up & got a Pilot on board. Made Sail & hauled up for Lantao. At 11am Passed Young Su-tow [Saw-chow]. At Noon the Peak of Lantao E½N. A Ship at Anchor in Macao Roads WbS½S. ground 11 fathoms. Sent on shore for a Pilot. Lat ---- Long ----.

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Tuesday 28th January continued.
C&D ---- At ½ past Noon the Wind failing us brought up with the best Bower in 10 fathoms. The Peak of Santas East. PM out Launch. At 5pm weighed with a Light Breeze from the Eastward. Same time two Ships in Sight standing in, which we take to be the Warren Hastings & Dorsetshire. At 8pm brought up with the best Bower in ¼ less 10 fathoms. The Peak of Linting NE½E off shore 3 or 4 miles. Veered to the half Cable Service. Leak as before. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

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Wednesday 29th.
Variable winds throughout & rain for the most part. AM Scrubbed Hammocks. Passed by three Country Ships way to SW. PM Received on board fresh Provisions. Leak 5½ inches Water per Hour.

Thursday 30th.
Variable winds & fair Pleasant weather. AM Got Pilot on board, loosed Sails to dry & Washed the Gun Deck. At 1am Weighed with a light breeze from the SW and made Sail. At 9 brought up with the best Bower Tide being against us, in 5½ fathoms abreast the North part of Linting Shoal Veered to 20 fathoms. Leak as Saturday The Chinese Passengers left the Ship.

Friday 31st.
Variable winds & fair throughout. At 6am Weighed with the Flood & made Sail. From 6 to 9 turning to Windward over Lankett [Lankeet] Bar & at ½ past 9 abreast of Lankett [Lankeet] Saluted HMS Blenheim (at Champee [Chuen-Pee]) with 13 Guns. At ¼ before 10 Passed HM Ships Blenheim & Sir Edward Hughes. Came on board an Officer from the former and pressed seven Seamen. At 11am the Tide being done brought up 3 miles below the Bogue in 7 fathoms. At 4pm Weighed again with a light breeze from the Westward. At ½ past 5 passed through the Bogue. At 6 abreast of Tiger Island. At ½ past 8 passed the Scalesby Castle at the Second Bar Anchorage. At 9 crossed the Second Bar & at 10 brought up in 6½ fathoms about ½ mile below the 1st Bar. Veered to 20 fathoms. Leak as before.

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Saturday 1st February 1806.
Light Airs variable & Calms. At 8am Weighed & made Sail. Towed over the first Bar least Water 4 fathoms. At 12 Anchored in Whampoa Reach abreast of Dead Mans Point. At 5pm moored Ship best Bower to the Flood. Unbent the Small Sails. Down Top Gallant Yards. The Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Sunday 2nd.
Light winds variable with pleasant weather. Employed unbending Sails, striking Yards & Masts & in Stripping the Ship. AM Warped down the River for Second Bar Hon Coys Ships Exeter, Ocean & Windham. Leak as before. Received 12 Chinamen to Pump the Ship.

Monday 3rd.
Winds variable from the Northward. Cloudy weather. Employed sending empty butts on Shore and the Ships Bread to be fresh Baked. Same China Caulkers on the After Orlop. Leak as before. 12 Chinamen pumping constantly. PM Passing by for Second Bar HCS Henry Addington.

Tuesday 4th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Private Trade & sending on Shore the Remainder of the Bread. Riggers under the Boatswain. 20 Caulkers and 20 Lumpers employed. The 12 Chinamen as yesterday constantly pumping.

Wednesday 5th.
Light Airs chiefly at NE Cloudy weather. Employed delivering HC Cargo and Private Trade. AM The Hoppo came on board and measured the Ship. 20 Caulkers on the Fore & After Orlop. 34 Lumpers employed at the Tackle Salls & 12 constantly Pumping.

Thursday 6th.
Wind & weather much as yesterday. Loaded the 5 Chops with Company’s Cargo and Private Trade. Cleared Hawse. Boatswain about the Rigging Carpenter in the Sail Room. Caulkers on the Orlop Deck, Armourer at his Forge.

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Friday 7th February.
Light Airs from the Northward with fine weather. Loaded 5 Chops with HC Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain & Tradesmen as yesterday. Leak as before.

Saturday 8th.
Wind & weather much as yesterday. Loaded 5 Chops with HC Cargo and Private Trade. Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenter upon the Sail Room. Caulkers on the Orlop Deck. Armourer at his Forge. The Ship makes about 4 inches of Water per Hour.

Sunday 9th.
Light Airs mostly from the Northward with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sent the Cutter to the Commodores Ship as a Guard Boat. Captain and all Officers on board. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Monday 10th.
Light Airs from the SSW fine weather. Loaded 4 Chops with HC Cargo & Private Trade. Caulkers upon the Gun Deck. Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenters finished the Sail Room. Ship makes same Water.

Tuesday 11th.
Winds much as yesterday with Cloudy weather. Loaded 4 Chops with HC Cargo and Private Trade. Caulkers as yesterday. Boatswain about the Rigging. The Ship makes the same Water.

Wednesday 12th.
Light Airs variable First & middle parts small Rain, latter fair. At 5am Parted the Small Bower Cable close to the Hawse. Cript for the end of the Cable and got a Hawser on it. Hove in & spliced it. PM Loaded 4 Chops with HC Cargo. Boatswain about the Rigging, Tradesmen as necessary. Ship makes the same Water.

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Thursday 13th February.
Light winds from the SW first part Small Rain middle & later cloudy. Loaded 4 Chops with HC Cargos delivered the last of the Bales. Carpenter fitting a false Cross Tree on the Fore Top. Caulker upon the Gun Deck. Boatswain about the Rigging. Ship makes 3½ inches of Water per Hour.

Friday 14th.
Light winds variable. Rain in the latter part. Loaded 3 Chops with the last of the HC Cargo. Caulker upon the Gun Deck Boatswain as yesterday Sailed Hence the HCS Coutts. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Saturday 15th.
Light winds from the Northward & fine weather. Sailed for Second Bar the HC ships Bombay Castle & Earl Howe. Loaded two Chops with Flints. PM Departed this life Agul Lascar. Sent his body on Shore for interment. Boatswain about the Rigging. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making the same Water as before.

Sunday 16th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Scraped & Washed the Gun Deck. Sailed for Second Bar HCS Warley. Ship makes the same Water.

Monday 17th.
Fresh breezes from the Northward with thick hazy weather & Small Rain, blowing strong in the night. Employed getting the Provisions & Billett Wood into the After Hold to bring the Ship by the Stern and to endeavour to out her leak which we suppose to be found. Ship makes the same Water.

Tuesday 18th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Hove in 20 fathoms of the Small Bower & Cut it off. Spliced the Stream to it, otherwise employed in the Hold. Boatswain about the Rigging. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Ship makes the same water as before.

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Wednesday 19th February 1806.
Fresh breeze from the Northward with thick rainy weather throughout. Boatswain about the Rigging. Caulking the Gun Room. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Wm [Thomas] Robinson Seaman fell overboard and was unfortunately drowned. Ship makes the same Water.

Thursday 20th.
Winds much as yesterday with thick rainy weather throughout. Loaded two Chops with Flints. Caulkers in the Gun Room. & Gun Deck. Boatswain as before. Armouer at the Forge. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Friday 21st.
Light breeze from the Northward. First part some Rain latterly fair weather. Loaded three Chops with Flints otherwise employed as necessary. AM Mr Brampston, Captain Brown [Dorsetshire] and Capt. Larkins [Warren Hastings] with their Officers came on board & surveyed the Ship. The Ship makes the same Water as before.

Saturday 22nd.
Winds as yesterday with Small Rain, loaded three Chops with Flints. Riggers under the Boatswain. The Exeter's, Dorsetshire's & Warren Hastings' Carpenters overhauling forward for the Leak which appears to be abaft the Step of the Fore Mast on the larboard Side. Ship making the same Water.

Sunday 23rd.
Winds & weather chiefly as yesterday. Loaded three Chops with Flints. Employed otherwise clearing the Hold about the Rigging & receiving Ballast. Leak as before.

Monday 24th.
Light Winds from the Northward. Small Rain at times, delivering the last of the Flints, employed otherwise as necessary. PM the Carpenters discov[er]ing the principal Leak to be in the lower edge of the Garboard Streak [Strake] forward. Upon Caulking it and Shoring well down a Cant with a thick layer of Fearnought over it and find the leak reduced to 1¼ inches per hour. Caulking on the Quarter Deck.

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Tuesday 25th February 1806.
Light variable winds from the Northward with cloudy weather. Employed levelling the Ballast and about the Rigging. Upon lifting up the limber Boards under the Fore Hatchway found the Water running in from a Butt end above the outer Garboard Streak [Strake]. Caulked & Secured it the same way as yesterday find that in consequence She does not make so much Water. Discharged the Lumpers who have been constantly pumping since our arrival. Received a Coil of Lanyard Stuff from the Warren Hastings. Sent half the Ships Company to Canton on liberty.

Wednesday 26th.
Winds & weather chiefly as per days past. Employed levelling the Hold & under the Boatswain. Received the last of the Ballast in the whole completing 150 Tons. Caulking on the upper Deck.

Thursday 27th.
Fresh breeze from the Northward. First & middle parts fair weather latterly Small Rain. Employed receiving Teas on account of the Hon Coy. Boatswain about the Rigging Caulkers on the Waterways on the upper Deck. PM punished John Bell with 18 lashes for disobedience of Orders. Ship makes about one inch of Water per hour.

Friday 28th.
Light Airs from the Eastward with fine weather. Received on account of the Hon Coy 400 Chests of Tea. Caulkers as yesterday. PM the first Gang of Liberty men returned from Canton. Sent the Second up. Ship makes the same Water. Died at Canton a Lascar.

Saturday 1st March.
Light breeze from the ENE with pleasant weather. Employed getting the Provisions out of the After Hold completing Ground Tier and levelling the Ballast. Caulker on the Forecastle. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 2nd.
Light Airs from the SE fair weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon coy otherwise as necessary. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Monday 3rd.
Winds & weather as yesterday Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. PM the last Gang of Liberty Men returned from Canton. The Ship makes the same Water.

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Tuesday 4th March.
Light Airs from the Southward first part Rain middle & latter parts fair. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy and otherwise as necessary. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Wednesday 5th March.
Light Winds variable with mall Rain throughout. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Swayed the Top Mast up & got the lower Top Sail Yard up. Got up all the Provisions & Billett Wood out of the after Hold. Ship makes the same Water .

Thursday 6th.
Light winds from the Eastward cloudy weather & Rain. Employed in the Hold under the Boatswain Carpenters of the Dorsetshire & Warren Hastings making a Barrell for the Capstan the old one being found unfit for Service. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Friday 7th.
Light winds from the Southward first & middle parts Small Rain latter fair. Employed taking in Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Carpenters as yesterday. Ship makes the same Water.

Saturday 8th.
Light Airs from the Northward cloudy weather & Small Rain at times. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Received some Mother of Pearl Shells and Waughers for the Dunnage in the Run & Carpenters as before. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 9th.
Light winds from the Eastward with Rain throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck and got the Top Gallant Masts through the Caps. Employed otherwise in the Hold. Carpenters as before. Ship makes the same Water.

Monday 10th.
Winds from the NNE & cloudy weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy and Private Trade on account of the Captain & Officers. Stayed the Masts & Set the Rigging up. Carpenters as before. Ship makes the same Water.

Tuesday 11th.
Light winds from the Northward & fair weather. Employed receiving Cargo as yesterday. PM Bent the three Top Sails fidded the Top Gallant Masts & Set the Rigging up. Carpenters as before. Ship makes a little more Water.

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Wednesday 12th March 1806.
Light variable winds with fair weather. Employed receiving Teas on account of the Hon Coy and Private Trade on account of the Captain & Officers. The Ship makes about 2 inches of Water per hour.

Thursday 13th.
Light Airs from the SE with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy otherwise preparing for Second Bar. Ship makes 1½ inches of Water per hour.

Friday 14th.
Light winds from the Northward & fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. AM Got Top Gallant Yards up, employed otherwise as most useful. Ship makes the same Water

Saturday 15th.
Light winds from the Eastward & fine weather. Unmoored the Ship & Hove Short. At 10 Weighed hauled a little farther out in the Stream & anchored again. At ½ past 2 Weighed with the ebb and dropped down to the lower part of the reach. At ¼ past 5pm Anchored in 7 fathoms. Cut up the mooring Junk, Bent the Best Bower Cable & the Stream Cable to the Small Bower Anchor. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 16th.
Light winds from the Eastward. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At ½ past 8pm Weighed with the ebb & dropped a little lower down. At ½ past 4am again the ebb having done. Ship makes the same Water.

Monday 17th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Weighed with the Flood & dropped down. At 6 Anchored about a mile above the first Bars in 5 fathoms. Ship makes the same Water.

Tuesday 18th.
Fresh breeze from the Eastward with cloudy weather & Rain at times. At 8am Weighed & Warped Down close to 1st Bar. At 1am Anchored . At 3pm being high Water Weighed Warping down over the 1st Bar and when over made Sail. At ½ past 6pm Anchored in 6 fathoms. Ship makes the same Water.

Wednesday 19th.
Fresh breeze from the Southward with cloudy weather. At ½ past 5am Weighed with the ebb being done Anchored about 3 miles above 2nd Bar. At 2pm Weighed dropped down close to the Bar & anchored in 5 fathoms. Ship makes the same Water.

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Thursday 20th March.
Light winds from the Southward & Eastward with thick hazy weather. At 6am laid the Warps out & about 9am Weighed & Warped over the Bar least Water 4 fathoms. At 3pm Anchored in 5 fathoms. PM down Top Gallant Yards. Ship makes the same Water.

Friday 21st.
Fresh breeze throughout from the Northward & Eastward thick weather & Small Rain. At daylight Weighed dropped a little further down & moored the Ship with the Launch. The Second Bar Pagoda bearing NWbW. AM Hoisted in the launch. Employed otherwise in the Hold & Orlop.

Saturday 22nd.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving some Teas & Nankupes[?] on account of the Hon Coy. AM delivered six Casks of Spirits to the HCS Dorsetshire. Gunner loading & Suming[?] the Guns. The Teas on Weighing proved the same as per note. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 23rd.
Wind & weather chiefly as per days past. Employed receiving 30 Butts of Water and some Tea on account of the Hon Coy. PM Blocked up the Main Hatches & Caulked them down. Ship makes the same Water.

Monday 24th.
Wind variable from the Northward Hazy weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy & Stowing it in the Fore Orlop & Gun Deck. Boatswain fitting new After Swifters to the Main Mast. Weighed some Teas found them correspond with the Order. Leak as before.

Tuesday 25th.
Light winds from the Northward with Rain at times. Employed receiving & stowing Water & Teas. PM Blocked up the Fore Orlop Strapped to the Gammoning of the Bowsprit & Set the Bobstays up. Blacking the Bends & the Leak as before. Gunner painting the Quarters.

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Ganges at China

Wednesday 26th March 1806.
Winds & weather as yesterday, latterly more clear. Employed chiefly as yesterday. AM stayed the Fore Mast & Set the Fore & Fore Top Mast Rigging up. PM Cleared the Chow Chow Chop. Leak as before.

Thursday 27th.
Light winds variable & fair weather. AM stayed the Main Mast & Set the Main & Mizzen Mast Rigging up. Otherwise employed Stowing the Gun Room. Gunner painting the Sides. The Ship makes the same Water.

Friday 28th.
Light Airs variable First & middle parts fair weather latterly Rain. Employed receiving Water and St Helena Stores, otherwise as necessary. Gunner as yesterday. Ship makes the same Water.

Saturday 29th.
Blowing Strong from the Southward with Thunder & Lightning & hard Rain, latter part variable & fair. Received some Teas on account of the Hon Coy otherwise employed as most useful. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 30th.
Light variable Airs & fair weather. AM loosed Sails to dry. Received the last of the Hon Coy’s Cargo. Preparing for Sea. Ship makes the same Water.

Monday 31st.
Winds variable with Showers of rain throughout. AM Up Top Gallant Sails. At 9am Unmoored per Signal from the Dorsetshire and hove Short. At ¼ past 2pm Weighed per Signal & dropped about a Mile lower down. Anchored in 6 fathoms with the Small Bower. Ship makes the same Water. Received the Hon Coys Packett by the Purser.

Tuesday 1st April.
Winds variable from the Northward with hard Rain throughout. At 9am Weighed and made Sail. At Noon passed through the Bogue and at 2pm Anchored with the Best Bower in ¼ less 7 fathoms about a Mile above Lankeet Bar. Ship makes the same Water.

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Ganges at China

Wednesday 2nd April 1806.
Light Airs & Calms with fine weather. At 6am Weighed & dropped a little lower down. At 8 Anchored in 6½ fathoms Washed the Gun Deck & loosed Sails to dry. Ship makes the same Water. Received on board 22 Chinese. Discharged one of them.

Thursday 3rd.
First part light winds from the Eastward middle & latter part blowing hard. At 1am Weighed & made Sail Crossed Lankeet Bar least Water 14¼ fathoms. At 6am Anchored in 7 fathoms abreast of Linting. Veered to half a Cable. Stayed the Top Masts & set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. PM down Top Gallant Yards. Ship makes the same Water.

Friday 4th.
First part Strong breeze from the Eastward middle & latter parts light Airs variable, Calms. At 5am Weighed per Signal up Top Gallant Yards & made Sail. Ships in Company Dorsetshire, Warren Hastings & Surat Castle. At 10 finding we could not Stem the Flood Anchored. At 11am Weighed with a light breeze & made Sail. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon. One of the Chinamen ran from the Ship in the Pilot Boat.

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[start of Sea Log]

Saturday 5th April 1806.
C&D SSE 79.At 4pm Ships leak 2 inches Water per hour. Signal to Steer SSE during the night. At 6pm I take departure Grand Ladrone ENE Island Poitor [Potoe] NE½E distance 5 or 6 miles. Judge my Longitude 113.45 East of Greenwich. Commodore EbN. Increasing breeze throughout Middle parts a heavy Fog latter Hazy. AM Payed down the Ranges of the Cables off the Gun Deck & Stowed the Small Bower Anchor. At 8am Ships leak increased to 3 inches per hour. Pumped the Ship every two hours, Lat 20.49N long 114.17E.

[Log - page 156:]

Ganges towards England

Sunday 6th April 1806.
C&D SSE 142. Fresh breeze NNE & cloudy weather. stowed the Best Bower Anchor. PM PM signal to steer SSE. Ships leak 4 inches per hour. AM the weather too unsettled for the performance of divine Service. Handed the Mizzen Sail. Mustered the Ships Company as usual. Ships leak 6 inches per hour made Signal for ditto to the Commodore Answered his Signal if wanting immediate assistance – in the negative. Pumps Ship continuously Commodore NbE 1. Lat 18.38N Long 115.14E.

Monday 7th April 1806.
C&D S13E 139. Signal for Longitude Warren Hastings 114.37E & Dorsetshire 114.44E. Pleasant breeze NEbE cloudy throughout. Ships leak as yesterday. People employed under the Boatswain. AM Called a consultation of the Sworn Officers. & protested against damage the Cargo may sustain. Lat 16.11N Long 115.46E.

[Log - page 157:]

Ganges towards England

Tuesday 8th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 141. Pleasant breeze NEbN throughout with fair weather. Commodore SbW. Ships leak as before Chinese constantly at the Pumps. People under the Boatswain working up Junk & making Points for the New Main Top Sails. Gunner painting the Masts & Sides. Sailmaker on the new Fore Top Sail. Lat 13.53N long 114.26E

Wednesday 9th April 1806.
C&D SW¼S 144. First & latter parts a pleasant breeze NEbN & fair, middle part variable squally. Ship makes 6 inches Water per hour. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore ESE 1 mile. Sailmaker on the New Fore Top Sail. AM employed under the Boatswain fitting the new Main Top Sail. Gunner as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge otherwise as useful. Lat 12.9N Long 112.49E.

[Log - page 158:]

Ganges towards England

Thursday 10th April 1806.
C&D SW¾S 108. PM Signal for Lat & Long to the Dorsetshire. Ships leak as yesterday. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore NE 1. Sailmaker on the new Fore Top Sail. Carpenter making a new flying Jibboom. Other Tradesmen as necessary. People working up Junk. AM Exercised one Division at the Small Arms. West Current 30 Miles. Lat 10.38N Long 111.44E

Friday 11th April 1806.
C&D SSW¾W 42. Shifted Main Sail with the 2nd best. Light variable Airs throughout with Sultry weather. Leak as before, Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore SEbS 1. Sailmaker & Carpenter as yesterday other Tradesmen as most needful. AM Washed the Gun Deck exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. AM Stayed the Fore Top mast & Set the Rigging up. Lat 10.2N Long 111.22E.

[Log - page 159:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 12th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 44. Variable light Airs with sultry weather throughout. PM Signal to steer half a Point to Starboard. Ships leak as before. Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker on the Sails Gunner & Crew painting the Ship. Armourer at the Forge. Other Tradesmen as necessary. People under the Boatswain. AM Out flying Jibboom. Lat 9.13N Long 110.47E.

Sunday 13th April 1806.
C&D S37W 65. Light variable winds NbE throughout clear. Ships leak as before, Chinese at the Pumps. AM Performed Divine Service. Mustered the Ships Company. Commodore SW 1. Lat 8.13N Long 110.8E.

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Ganges towards England

Monday 14th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 44. Light variable Airs throughout with fair weather & Smooth Water. Commodore SE1. PM Signal to observe carefully Commodores motions during the night. Leak as before, Chinese at the Pumps. Employed working up Junk under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the new Fore Top Sail. AM Exercised a Division at the Small Arms. Sounded the Ground 61 fathoms some sand & shells. Lat 7.53N Long 109.44E.

Tuesday 15th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 77. Light winds SEbS & fair weather. Leak as before, Chinese at the Pumps. AM Sailmaker as before. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Commodore East 1. Lat 7.4N Long 109.1E

[Log - page 161:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 16th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 64. Light winds ENE variable & fair. Ship makes the same Water. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore NE 1. Sailmaker as per days past other Tradesmen as necessary. People under the Boatswain. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 6.21N Long 108.25E

Thursday 17th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 16. Chiefly Calms with sultry weather. AM Signal to Steer ½ point more to Port. Lightning all round. Ship makes the same Water. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore South 2. AM set up the Main & Mizzen Top Sail Rigging. Sailmaker on the new Fore Top Sail. People working up Junk. Boatswain fitting a new Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Light Airs from the WNW. Lat 6.11N Long 108.16E

[Log - page 162:]

Ganges towards England

Friday April 18th 1806.
C&D SSW 53. Light winds West & sultry weather. Commodore SE 1. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker as per days past. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as useful. People under the Boatswain Lat 5.15N Long 107.56E.

Saturday 19th April 1806.
C&D SWbS 57. Light variable winds & weather. Commodore East 1. PM Signals 12 & 210. Variable & Rain. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker converting the Top Mast Stay Sail into a Fore Sail. Light Airs from the Eastward. AM Bent Stream Cables. Working up Junk etc. Exercising a Division at the Small Arms. No Observation. Lat 4.27N Long 107.24E.

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Ganges towards England

Sunday 20th April 1806.
C&D SSW½W 72.Wind variable SE light squalls. PM Signals for Latitude & Longitude. Commodore ESE 1. At 6am Commodore made Signal for 2 Strange Sails bearing SW. At ½ past 7 Signal to prepare for Battle. Cleared Ship for action accordingly. At 8 Commodore made the private Signal to the Strangers which they did not answer. At ¾ past 6 Signal that the Strangers are Suspicious. At 9 Signal for the Warren Hastings to form in Close order of Battle. At 9 Our Signal to come within Hail. Spoke the Commodore. At 45 m past 9 Hoisted Blue Ensigns & Pendants & at 10am Brought the Strangers too. Sent our Boat on board one of them & learnt they were both Portuguese Vessels from Bengal bound to Macao. Ship makes 6 inches Water per Hour. Chinese at the Pumps. Were prevented by the Strangers from performing divine Service, Lat 3.28N Long 106.44E.

Monday 21st April 1806.
C&D SbW 60. Our Signal for Longitude. Signal to steer South. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At daylight saw Pulo Domar from the Deck bearing E½S. Point Timsan SW¼W 8 or 9 Leagues. Point Pisang SSW¼W. Pulo Auro [Aor] SW¾S 8 or 9 Leagues. Find the Timekeeper 20 miles to the Westward. Lat 2.48N Long 106.32E.

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Ganges towards England

Tuesday 22nd April 180.
C&D SbW 66. Light winds ENE & pleasant weather throughout. At ½ past 5pm Pulo Timsan WbN Pulo Auro [Aor] SW distance 5 o 6 Leagues. At daylight Pulo Auro [Aor] NW½N. Pulo Tingy WNW. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore SSE 1. Washed the Fun Deck & exercised great Guns & Small Arms. Sailmaker on the new Fire Sail. Un-stowing the Best Bower. Made Signal for 2 Strange Sails NNE. The Strangers found to be Malay Proas. Commodore SbW 1. Lat 1.52N Long 106.19E. C&D ---- 39.Light variable winds chiefly from the NE rain in the night. At ½ past 3pm saw Bintang Hill bearing S½W. Northernmost extreme of the Land WbN distance off shore 5 or 6 Leagues. Pulo Auro [Aor] N½W. At Sunset Mount Barbucet SSW½W. Bintang Hill SbW. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker as yesterday. Point Romania WbS¾S. Pedro Branca SW distance off the latter 7 or 8 Leagues. Taken aback. No Observations Lat --- Long ---.

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Ganges towards England

Thursday 24th April 1806.
C&D --- ---. First part Pleasant breeze from the Northward middle & latter light Airs. Variable & Calms. Standing in to the Straits. At 1pm Abreast Pedro Branca. St Johns W&. 189S. Ground 33 fathoms. At daylight a Strange sail to the Westward Standing towards us. She proved to be HMS Sir Edward Hughes Commanded by Captain Ratsay with orders to take the Fleet under his charge. Ship makes the same Water. Chinese at the Pumps. Anchored St Johns bearing SW 2 miles. Lat --- Long ---.

Friday 25th April 1806.
C&D ---- ---. Weighed with a light breeze from the NE. At ¾ past 4 abreast the Black Rock. At 50 minutes past 4 abreast the Rabbit & Coney. At 6pm Red Island SbW½W. Trew Island [Twin Islands?] WbN. Hard squalls. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At noon Mount Formosa NW. Pulo Pisang East. Lat (Obs) 1.35N Long ---.

[Log - page 166:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 26th April 1806.
C&D --- ---. First & latter parts light Airs variable, middle hard Squalls & Rain. PM Captain Harington went on board the Commodore. Weighed with a light wind from N. At 6pm Pulo Pisang EbS½S. Mount Formosa NW¾N. Soundings 19 fathoms. Commodore WNW. At 8am Mount Formosa NE½E Mount Moor NbW¼W. At Noon Mount Formosa NEbE½E. Mount Moor North. Extremes of the Land of Sumatra from the Deck SW½W to SWbS Ground 24 fathoms. Sailmaker as before. Lat --- Long ---.

Sunday 27th April 1806.
C&D ---- ---. First & latter parts light Airs Variable middle hard Squalls & Rain. At ½ past 2pm Mount Moor N½W Mount Formosa NEbE. Anchored in 23 fathoms. AM Weighed with a light breeze. Turning to Windward could not perform divine Service. No Observations. Lat ---- Long ----.

[Log - page 167:]

Ganges in Malacca Roads

Monday 28th April 1806.
C&D --- ---. Light variable Airs. Weighed with a light breeze from the SW. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Anchored in 13 fathoms in Malacca Roads Flag Staff bearing NE½E. Fishers Island N43W. The Outermost Water Island S43E. Lat --- Long ---.

Tuesday 29th April 1806.
C&D --- ---. Entered on the Ships Books John Bell and John Watson as Seamen. Came on board W. Tilfer Passenger for England by Order of the Governor & Council Prince of Wales Island. PM Sent on Shore 32 empty Butts. Stayed the Top Masts & Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Found the Fore Top Gallant Mast rotten in the Cap, Shifted it with a new one. Light Land & Sea breezes, squally rain at night. AM Received the Water. Ship makes the same Water. Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker on the new Fore Top Sail. Signal to prepare for Sailing & for all persons to repair on board their respective Ships. Lat --- Long ---.

[Log - page 168:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 30th April 1806.
C&D --- ---. Light Land & Sea breezes & fair weather. At 7pm Commodore made Signal to Weigh . Endeavouring to Weigh accordingly but could not effect it till 10pm after breaking the old Messenger, lashing & reeving a new one. Weighed. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker on the new Fore Sail other Tradesmen as necessary. At Noon the Outermost Water Island EbS¼S. Cape Richardo NW½W. Weighed & stood to the Westward. Soundings 18 to 20 fathoms. Lat --- Long ---.

Thursday 1st May 1806.
C&D --- ---. Variable winds throughout. Anchored in 19 fathoms under Cape Richardo, not having wind enough to stem the Tide. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Variable SW. At daylight Cape Richardo ESE, Parcilar Hill NNW ¾ W. At noon Parcilar Hill NEbN Cape Richardo E¾E. Commodore SbW. Lat --- Long ---

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Ganges towards England

Friday 2nd May 1806.
C&D – 53. Pleasant breeze SE throughout with fine weather. Commodore SbW. At 8pm Parcilar Hill E¾N . Ground 22 fathoms. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker as per days past. Other Tradesmen as necessary. At 10am Parcilar Hill just in sight from the Poop. Round Arrou SSW¼W Long Arrou SW. Weighed with a breeze from the Southward. At Noon the Round Arrou just in sight from the Poop bearing S½E. Commodore WNW. Lat --- Long ---.

Saturday 3rd May 1806.
C&D ---- 71. PM Signal for a Boat with an Officer. received a new Code of Signals. Our Signal to repeat the Commodore’s Signals. At 6 repeated Signal to the Warren Hastings ditto to the Dorsetshire & Surat Castle. At 8am Pulo Jarra NE½E Pulo Varella [Varela] WbE½S. Commodore WbN 1. AM Bent the Sheet Cable & payed it down. Sailmaker as before. At Noon Pulo Jarra EbS½S. Pulo Varella [Varela] SWbW. Lat (obs) 3.51N Long 99.47E.

[Log - page 170:]

Ganges towards England

Sunday 4th May 1806.
C&D ---- 42. Light Airs variable & clear weather. AM Pleasant breezes. Commodore WNW. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At 6pm Pulo Jarra E¾S The Sambilans [Sambilangs] EbN½N. At 6pm repeated Signal No.53 ditto to the Warren Hastings. Light Airs from the SW. AM Performed divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. Lat (obs) 4.31N Long 99.13E (obs).

Monday 5th May 1806.
C&D --- ---. Variable light winds ESE with pleasant weather. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At daylight saw the Land on Sumatra bearing WSW. At 8 extremes of the Land from WbS to SW½S. AM set the Bobstays up & stayed the Fore & Fore Top Masts. Commodore SE 1. AM Departed this life Gollam Hassan Lascar. Committed his body to the Deep. Lat (obs) 4.56N Long 98.27E (obs).

[Log - page 171:]

Ganges towards England

Tuesday 6th May 1806.
C&D --- 29. Light Airs from the Southward. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore NbW. At daylight the Land of Sumatra from WbS to SW½S. Saw Strange Sail NNW. At 8am the Land of Sumatra from West to SW. Sailmaker as before. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most useful. People under the Boatswain. Lat (obs) 5.4N long 98.1E (obs).

Wednesday 7th May 1806.
C&D NNW 48. repeated Signal 61 to the Warren Hastings with two Guns. At 6 Signal 54 & Compass Signal with 1 Gun. Taken aback. Ship makes same Water. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore SW 1. Calms Squalls & Rain. Sailmaker repairing the Jib. Lat (obs) 5.22N Long 97.14 E (obs)

[Log - page 172:]

Ganges towards England

Thursday 8th May 1806.
C&D --- ---- Unsettled weather throughout. PM Double Reefed the Top Sails. At 11pm Split the Fore Sail & Top Fore Sail. Made the Night Signals Nos 11 & 9. to the Commodore conceiving them most likely to attract his attention, Fired Guns & burnt blue light. Likewise to prevent separation. At Midnight Saw the Commodore & other Ships, the former burning blue lights frequently which we Answered. Shifted Fore Sail & Fore Top Sail with Second best & stood under easy Sail till morning. At daylight Commodore on the Weather Quarter distance 6 or 7 miles. At 6am our Signal No 66 with a Gun. At Noon the Haze so thick over the Land could not see it. Lat (obs) 5.59 Long 96.57 (obs)

Friday 9th May 1806.
C&D ---- 54. Variable winds NW Unsettled weather. Commodore WNW 1. At daylight repeated Signal No 93 to the Warren Hastings. Ship makes same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker upon the Sails, Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as most useful. People under the Boatswain. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat (obs) 5.46N Long 97.1E (obs)

[Log - page 173:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 10th May 1806.
C&D ---- 62. Winds WNW clear. Commodore SbW 1. At ¼ before 6pm Repeated Signal No53, repeated the same to the Warren Hastings with a Gun. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land to the Westward W½S distance off shore 4 or 6 Leagues, Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At daylight repeated signal No 64 to the Surat Castle. AM Many Malay Proas in Sight. At Noon the extremes of the Land fromSEbE¼E to West. Fair weather. Lat (obs) 5.30N Long 96.19E (obs).

Sunday 11th May 1806.
C&D ---- 55. Light Land & Sea breezes with Sultry weather. At Sunset repeated Signal No 53 the Western Extreme of the Land W½N Hazy to the Eastward, offshore 3 or 4 Leagues. At 8am The Golden Mount WbS¾S. Commodore WSW 1. Pulo Way WbN¼N distance off Shore 4 Leagues. At ½ past 10 repeated No64 to the Surat Castle. Repeated to the Warren Hastings with 3 Guns. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. The winds being extremely variable & People constantly employed trimming Sails could not perform Divine Service. At Noon the Golden Mount SWbW¼W. Pulo Way EbN¼N. Lat 5.36N Long ---.

[Log - page 174:]

Ganges towards England

Monday 12th May 1806.
C&D ---- 84. Winds NE Fair. Commodore NNW 1. At Sunset Extremes of the Land from SEbE to W½S. Pulo Way from WbN½N to WbN. The Golden Mount SW¼S distance off shore 9 or 10 Leagues. Commodore West ½. Golden Mount S¼W distance off shore 8 Leagues. At Noon Pulo Way SbW Pulo Rondo SW¼W. I take departure & allow my Longitude 95.30E. Lat (obs) 6.23N Long 95.30E.

Tuesday 13th May 1806.
C&D WbN½N 47. Wind WSW Clear. At Sunset extremes of Pulo Way from South to S60W. Eastern extreme of Sumatra SE. Commodore West 1. At Midnight Pulo Rondo SWbS. At daylight Pulo Rondo SbE. Variable Hard Rain. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Fore Top Sail. People under the Boatswain. Lat 6.36N Long 94.47E

[Log - page 175:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 14th May 1806.
C&D SW¾W 81. Variable winds with Squalls & Rain from the Southward. At 4pm the Dorsetshire made Signal No 369 & South Saw a Sail at the same time in that Quarter. Commodore SSE 1. At ¼ before 5 the Private Signal which the Stranger Answered & Hoisted English Colours about 5. The Stranger proved to be an English Frigate. At daylight the Warren Hastings made Signal No 369 & WNW. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Sailmaker repairing the old Top Gallant Sails. People under the Boatswain At Noon Pulo Rondo EbS½S. 8 Leagues. Lat 5.21N Long 84.22E.

Thursday 15th May 1806.
C&D SbW¼W 43. Wind SbW Fair. PM Passed a Ship under the Portuguese Colours Standing into the Straits. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Pulo Way from N77E to N70E. Pulo Brassee [Brasse] N66E. Golden Mount E2S. Commodore SbW 1. Lat 5.18N Long 94.12E.

[Log - page 176:]

Ganges towards England

Friday 16th May 1806.
C&D SSE½E 55. Winds chiefly from the SWbS with fine weather throughout. Kings Point S62E Pulo Nancy N73e. Pulo Brassee N52. Pulo Way N59E. Commodore SE 1. Ship makes same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At 6am repeated Signal No 92 to Warren Hastings & Surat Castle. Sailmaker repairing the worst Fore Sail. People under the Boatswain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pulo Brassee N18E. Lat 4.54N Long 94.34E.

Saturday 17th May 1806.
C&D WSW 66. Steady breeze South throughout & Fair weather. Swell from the Southward. Ship makes the same Water Chinese at the Pumps. People under the Boatswain working up Junk. Commodore South. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 4.38N Long 93.33E.

[Log - page 177:]

Ganges towards England

Sunday 18th May 1806.
C&D SWbW 50. Variable winds SEbS & chiefly fine weather these 24 hours. At 1pm repeated Signal 259 & 93 to Surat Castle. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. At ¼ before 6am The Commodore made Signal not to attend to his motions. AM Mustered Ships Company. From the unsettled State of the Weather were unable to perform Divine Service. Lat 4.00N Long 92.55E

Monday 19th May 1806.
C&D SSWbS 18. Wind SbW cloudy. PM Stayed the Head Masts & Set the Rigging up. At ¼ before 1pm repeated No.259 same to the Surat Castle which she Answered & Warren Hastings with 2 Guns. Signal again to Warren Hastings to Ware. AM Stayed the Main Mast & Set the Rigging up. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Lat 3.37N Long 92.45E

[Log - page 178:]

Ganges towards England

Tuesday 20th May 1806.
C&D SbE 30. Light variable Airs throughout & fair weather. Commodore SbW 2. At ¼ before 9am repeated Signal No 240 to the Dorsetshire. AM Set up the Main Rigging. Sail maker altering the New Driver. Cooper shaking the Butts. Armourer at the Forge. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Taken aback. Lat 3.6N Long 92.51E.

Wednesday 21st May 1806.
C&D SWbS 44. Light Airs & fair. At daylight repeated Signals 93 & 4 to the Warren Hastings & Surat Castle. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker altering the Driver. Commodore SE 1. Lat 2.22N Long 82.6E

[Log - page 179:]

Ganges towards England

Thursday 22nd May 1806.
C&D SW 46. Light Airs SEbS. At 1am repeated Signal 259. At ¼ before 6 No 54 & Compass Signal SSW At 6 No 272 & No 58. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore West 1. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top Sail. Lat 1.48N Long 91.53E

Friday 23rd May 1806.
C&D SW½W 55. Light Airs from the SE with fine weather & smooth Water. Commodore SSE 1. At 1pm repeated Signal 259 At ¼ before 6 No 54 & Compass Signal SSW. At ½ past 9am Signal for Officer from the Surat Castle. People under the Boatswain working up Junk & making Matts. Sailmaker as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. Lat 1.19N Long 91.10E.

[Log - page 180:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 24th May 1806.
C&D SW 69. Light winds SE & fair throughout. At ¼ past 4 to the Surat Castle for an Officer. Commodore SE 1. Signal No 72 to the Surat Castle. At ¼ before 9am No 69 to the Dorsetshire. At ½ past 10 Commodore made Signal not to attend to his motions. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. People under the Boatswain, Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Sail. Lat 0.35N Long 90.21E.

Sunday 25th May 1806.
C&D SWbW 29. Variable winds & unsettled weather throughout. At 8am the Commodore made our Signal No 93. Ship makes the same water, Chinese at the Pumps. Taken aback. From the unsettled State of the weather were unable to perform Divine Service, but mustered the Ships Company at Noon as usual. Commodore South 5. Lat 0.35N Long 89.57E.

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[Crossed the Equator]

Ganges towards England

Monday 26th May 1806.
C&D SW 62. Winds & weather as for days past. Swell from the SE. Ship makes the same Water, Chinese at the Pumps. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail with the new one that was made on board. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Fore Sail. People under the Boatswain. AM Exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 0.02S Long 89.1E

Tuesday 27th May 1806.
C&D SWbS 50. Variable light Airs. Unsettled weather. Commodore SE 1. At 1pm Repeated Signal N0 259. At 6 No 54 & Compass Signal South. Repeated No 92 in a Squall to the Warren Hastings. People at Junk Work. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Fore Sail. Lat 0.44S Long 88.45E

[Log - page 182:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 28th May 1806.
C&D South 43. Light variable winds throughout. Cloudy. At 6am Repeated Signal 92 to the Dorsetshire, Warren Hastings & Surat Castle. Ship makes 8 inches of Water per hour Chinese to the Pumps. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Jib. People working up Junk. Commodore EbS 1. Lat 0.46S Long 88.45E

Thursday 29th May 1806.
C&D South 135. Hard Squalls & Rain throughout. At 4pm Close Reefed Fore & Mizzen Top Sails and Main Sail. The Commodore going fast ahead & made Signal 301 there being no Signal expressive for having all Sail Set we could with prudence carry an account of the Leak on Seeing & Answered it immediately shortened Sail. At Noon Commodore distance about 2 miles. Made Signal No 301with the Interrogative Pendant. Hoisted the Negative Flag in Answer and then made Signal 93 with the Negative Flag expressive of our being unable to carry more Sail. Commodore SE 1. Ships Leak 7 inches per hour. Chinese constantly at the Pumps. Lat 2.37S Long 88.45E

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Ganges towards England

Friday 30th May 1806.
C&D SbW 57.Variable winds West & unsettled weather throughout. At ¼ before 6pm repeated Signal No 54 and Compass Signal SSW. At 6 No 53. Ships leak 6½ inches Water per hour, Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore SE 1. At ¼ before 10am Commodore Signal not to attend to his motions. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the worst Main Top Sail. Lat 3.34S Long 88.34E

Saturday 31st May 1806.
C&D SSW 54. Winds West and weather as yesterday with much Rain. At 5pm Signal No 93 to the Dorsetshire . At ¼ past 6am repeated Signal No 92 to the Warren Hastings & Dorchester. Leak as yesterday. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore East 1. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the worst Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as necessary. At Noon W [John] Smith Gunner in going up to superintend reefing the Fore Top Sail missed his hold & falling from the Kore Catharpings on the Davit received so much injury as to occasion his Death in two hours afterwards. Variable Squalls & Rain. Lat 3.55S Long 88.13E

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Ganges towards England

Sunday 1st June 1806.
C&D SSW 77. Winds chiefly from the Eastward squally rain. At 1pm repeated Signal No 92 to the Dorsetshire, At ¼ past 1 No 259. At 5pm committed the Body of the deceased to the deep with the usual ceremony. Commodore NE 1. At ½ past 6pm repeated Signal 53 with a Gun. Leak 6 inches per hour, Chinese at the Pumps. AM Could not perform Divine Service on account of the unsettled State of the Weather. Lat 4.58S Long 87.43E.

Monday 2nd June 1806
C&D SbW 144. East squally with Rain throughout. At ½ past 6pm repeated Signal 47 & Compass Signal SWbS. At /4 past 5 No 95 to the Dorsetshire & 53 to the Fleet. Leak as before. Chinese at the Pumps. Commodore SbW 2. AM Down Gaff & unbent the Driver to repair. Lat 7.19S Long 87.15E.

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Ganges towards England

Tuesday 3rd June 1806
C&D SW 80. Hard squalls & Rain throughout, middle & latter parts blowing very strong at times but little Sea running. Ship very easy & still not making more than 6½ inches per hour. The negative Flags expressive of our being unable to make more Sail. Commodore South 1. At ½ past 7am repeated Signal 95 to the Dorsetshire. At 8am Our Signal with the interrogative Pendant, answered in the negative. Hard Squalls. At 9am it being more moderate Set the Fore & Mizzen Top Sails but at 10 it blowing very strong from the SW handed them again. No observations. Lat 7.49S Long 86.18E

Wednesday 4th June 1806
C&D ---- 57. Variable West & hard Squalls. At ½ past 1pm Wore as per Signal and at 2 though the Ship had scarcely any motion whatever found the Leak began to increase. Struck the Top Gallant Yards & Reefed the Fore Sail. At ½ past 2pm it being more moderate & our Signal being made No 93 with the Interrogative Pendant answering in the Affirmative & set the Fore & Mizzen Top Sails. At ½ past 3pm found the Ship making 10 inches Water. At 4pm 13 inches & at 8pm 17 inches Water per hour. At 9pm Ship making 19 inches Water per hour. One Watch constantly at the Pumps & the Commodore going fast ahead. Made Signal No 11 and at 10pm made Signal No 13, but on account of the his distance from us they were not noticed, At 11pm the Warren Hastings having shortened Sail on seeing our signal. Came (continued on next page:)

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Wednesday 4th June continued
C&D SW 50. within hail & on being informed of our situation kept close to us till morning. At daylight moderate & fair, Ship making 14 inches per hour, made the appropriate Signal & afterwards Signal to speak the Commodore; Out all Reefs and at 5am being within hail, informed the Commodore of our situation, & requested a Consultation of Commanders on board. At ½ past 7 a Signal for all Commanders. Hove to. At ½ past 9am Captains Ratsay [Sir Edward Hughes], Brown [Dorsetshire], Larkins [Warren Hastings] & Ibister [Surat Castle] came on board. & after holding a Consultation respecting the State of the Ship as appearing from the Documents laid before them were of the opinion that it would be extremely imprudent & dangerous for her to attempt going round the Cape with her present Leak and that therefore She must immediately proceed to Bombay for repairs.

AM delivered all the Saint Helena Stores but 28 Bags of Sugar which they were unable to take onto the Dorsetshire and Warren Hastings; Captain Ibister having reported the Surat Castle too full to receive any part of them. Lat 8.25S Long 85.432E.

Thursday 5th June 1806.
C&D SW 14. Variable light Airs & Calms throughout. Bent the new Driver. Commodore West 1. Ship making 10 inches per hour. At 6pm repeated Signals No 259 & 53. AM Sailmaker repairing Jib & Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Lat 8.35S Long 85.32E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Friday 6th June 1806.
CD SSW 35. Winds NNE & weather as yesterday. At 1pm repeated Signal No 259. At ¼ before 6pm No 53. Leak as yesterday. Commodore South 1. Sailmaker as before. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 8.36S Long 85.19E

Saturday 7th June 1806.
C&D SW 36. Calms & light winds throughout. At 1pm repeated signal No 259. At ¼ before 6 No 53. PM Sent the Honourable Company’s Packetts & all the Private Letters on board the Warren Hastings. Leak 10 inches per hour. Pumped Ship constantly. AM Swayed the Fore Yard up otherwise employed puddening the Anchors. Commodore SSW 1. Sailmaker on the Old Main top Sail. Caulker on the Yawl. Lat 8.52S Long 84.53E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Sunday 8th June 1806.
C&D SW 48. Light winds East throughout. PM Signal for Longitude. Leak as yesterday. AM Performed Divine Service. Mean Longitude of Timekeepers & Lunar obs. Lat 9.34S Long 84.19E.

Monday 9 June 1806.
C&D SWbW 51. Light winds East & Calms throughout. PM Signal for Longitude. Dorsetshire, Warren Hasings, Surat Castle, Sir Edward Hughes, Ganges. Mean 81.22E. Leak 10 inches per hour. People under the Boatswain at Junk work. Sailmaker on the best Mizzen Sail. Lat 9.51S Long 83.55E.

[ Latitude 9.51S is the southernmost point in the Indian Ocean they reach before turning north & heading for repairs at Bombay ]

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Ganges towards Bombay

Tuesday 10th June 1806.
C&D WbN 69. Pleasant light breeze SSW throughout & fine weather. PM Signal N0 54 & Compass Signal West ditto Bo 54. Hoisted Colours with the Commodore & left the Fleet for Bombay under his protection. Leak as yesterday. AM Employed clearing the Tiers & otherwise as needful preparatory to Serving the Cables. Sailmaker on the Mizzen. Mean Longitude of the Fleet 79.25E. Lat 9,39S Long 82.42E.

Wednesday 11th June 1806.
C&D WbN 79. A light breeze ESE 7 fair pleasant weather throughout. Ships leak 9 inches per hour. AM Roused up the Cables, Shifted the outer best Bower for a small Bower and the outer sheet for an outer best Bower. Clapped whole Cable Services on both & payed them down again. Commodore SbW 1. Sailmaker on the Mizzen & Top Sails. Lat 9.12S Long 87.23E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Thursday 12th June 1806.
C&D WbN½56. Light winds South throughout with a long Swell from the Southward which makes the Ship roll very much. Commodore SSW1. Leak 9 inches per hour. AM Shifted the driver with the Mizzen. Sailmaker repairing the old Job & Top Gallant stay Sail. Other Tradesmen as necessary. People under the Boatswain. Lat 8.50S Long 80.29E.

Friday 13th June 1806.
C&D WbN½N 100.Light winds ESE in the first part middle & latter part increasing breezes & fine weather. Commodore NW 1. Leak as yesterday. AM shifted Main Sail with the best. Sailmaker repairing the old one. Lat 8.16S Long 78.5E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Saturday 14th June 1806.
C&D West 141. Pleasant breeze EbS throughout & fine weather. Leak 9 inches per hour. Commodore SSW 1. At 9pm Sprung the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Shifted it with a new one. At 5am Commodore made Signal 93 with the Interrogative Pendant. Answered in the Affirmative. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Lat 8.19S Long 76.30E.

Sunday 15th June 1806.
C&D WbN 152. Fresh Trade EbS throughout & fair weather. Leak 9 inches per hour. Commodore SW 1. The breeze too fresh to admit of performing Divine Service. Mustered the Ships Company as usual. Lat 7.52S Long 74.0E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Monday 16th June 1806.
C&D WNW 168. Fresh breeze SE & squally weather throughout. Leak as yesterday. At 9am Punished John Bailey Carpenters Mate with 2 dozen lashes for disobedience of orders and striking Mr Hooper third Officer. Commodore West 2. Lightning all around. AM Employed trimming the Ship by the Head. Sailmaker on the old Main Sail. Lat 6.48S Long 71.25E.

Tuesday 17th June 1806.
C&D NWbN 139. Fresh breeze for the most part and unsettled weather throughout. Ships leak 9 inches per hour. AM Departed this life Joseph Smith, Baker. Committed his body to the Deep with the usual ceremony. At daylight whilst letting the Reefs Commodore made Signal to carry all possible Sail. Set Top Mast & Top Gallant Studding Sails, but on account of the Ships leaky state & it being the same time very squally did not think proper to Set all the lower Studding Sail, or Royals. At 7am whilst setting the Royals, Commodore made Signal 93 & Interrogative Pendant. Answered in the Affirmative & Set the lower studding Sails, though the weather still continued unsettled & squally. At ½ past 9am Signal again from the Commodore though Studding Sails lower & aloft were set at the time. From the Signal being made this frequently I think Signal No 92 is necessary to declare my opinion that the Ships situation alone sufficiently warrants her being kept constantly under easy Sail; and the fatigue undergone by the Ships Company in plying so often at the Pumps night & day is also I conceive a fully sufficient reason for not setting Sail so quickly, or keeping so long set as the Commodore [wishes]. Lat 5.7S Long 70.13E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Wednesday 18th June 1806.
C&D NNW½W 113. Variable winds SE throughout with hard Squalls at times and much rain. At 5pm Signals 271 & 99 . At ½ past 5 Signal No 53. Commodore NNE 1 burnt a blue light. At 11pm the Commodore burnt a second blue light. Leak as before. AM People constantly employed trimming Sails. At Noon set out the Royals & Studding Sails in obedience to the Signal for making all possible Sail, though from there being very little wind & much Swell they are of no Service whatever. Commodore WNW 1. Lat 3.32S Long 69.20E.

Thursday 19th June 1806.
C&D NNW 98. First part light Airs & cloudy, middle & latter parts a moderate breeze & chiefly fine weather. Ships Leak 8 inches per hour. AM Commodore hailed & desired we would make more Sail in the night informed him in reply that it was out of our power to do so consistent with prudence both on account of the Ships Situation & the fatigue undergone by the Ships Company. Shifted Mizzen Sail with the best. Commodore WbN 1. Lat 2.7S Long 68.42E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Friday 20th June 1806.
C&D NNW 87. Variable winds NbW & unsettled weather for the most part of this Log. Ships leak 8 inches per hour. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Sailmaker on the old Main Sail. Commodore NW 1. Lat 0.44S Long 68.96E.

[crossed the Equator]

Saturday 21st June 1806.
C&D NNW 98. First & latter parts a pleasant breeze SbW & fair middle part variable wind with Squalls & Rain at times. Ships leak 8½ inches per hour. Employed under the Boatswain overhauling Harbour Gun & otherwise as useful. Shifted the Mizzen Stay Sail with the best. Sailmaker on the old Main Sail. Commodore NW 1. Lat 0.47N Long 67.31E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Sunday 22nd June 1806.
C&D NW¾W 117. Pleasant breeze SSW & fine weather throughout. Leak as yesterday. AM Performed Divine Service. & mustered the Ships Company as usual. Commodore NW 1. Lat 2.37N Long 66.51E.

Monday 23rd June 1806.
C&D N¾W 100. Fair weather& pleasant Monsoon throughout. Commodore West 1. PM made Signal for Commodores Latitude. PM Shifted Fore Top Sail with the best. At ½ past 9pm Richard Bray Seaman fell from the Fore Top on the Fore Castle & was taken up Speechless & in ten minutes time expired. At 9am Committed the Body of the deceased to the Deep. Leak as before. AM Shifted Main Top Sail with the best. People working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Lat 4.25N Long 66.36E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Tuesday 24th June 1806.
C&D N¾W 123. Variable winds West & unsettled weather a pleasant monsoon. Commodore SW 3. PM Shortened Sail for the Commodore. Leak as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing & middle stitching the Second best fore Top Sail. AM Bent the Cables. Lat 6.14N Long 66.18E

Wednesday 25th June 1806.
C&D North 138. Fresh Monsoon throughout with very hard Squalls at times & heavy rain. Leak increasing to 11 inches per hour in AM Shortened Sail in consequence & made Signal No 93 with the Negative Flag in taking in the Top Gallant Sails. Commodore NW 1. At ½ past 11am made Signal 359 & 11. At ¼ before Noon Commodore made Signal 94 & Interrogatory. Answered in the negative & at Noon Spoke the Commodore. AM Sent the Mizzen Top Gallant Yard & mast down on Deck with all their Rigging. Bent the Main Stay Sail & Shifted Jib with the Storm one. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Lat 8.25N Long 66.18E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Thursday 26th June 1806.
C&D North 130. Fresh monsoon West with frequent hard squalls & Rain. PM Down Fore Gallant Yard, Mast & Rigging on Deck. Leak 11 inches per hour. AM Down Main Gallant Yard Mast & Rigging on Deck. Commodore SW 1. Lat 10.35N Long 66.18E

Friday 27th June 1806.
C&D NbE 149. Blowing fresh SWbW throughout with very hard Squalls at times & much Raining the night. Commodore NW 1. At 5pm Close Reefed the Top Sails & Handed Main Sail & Mizzen Top Sail. Ships leak 11½ inches Water per hour. At 7am split the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Shifted it with the worst. At 8am Reefed & Set the Main Sail. Burnt a blue light to denote our situation. AM Got the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail booms down on Deck. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. In the course of this Log found the Ships Bows extremely open & admitting a great quantity of Water into the Lazaretto. Lat 12.52N Long 66.48E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Saturday 28th June 1806.
C&F NNE 134.Wind & weather West as yesterday. Signal for Longitude. Leak 11½ inches per hour. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Squally. Commodore NNW 1. Lat 14.41N Long 67.50E

Sunday 29th June 1806.
C&D NEbN 122. Winds variable from WNW to NNW with hard Squalls & Rain in the first and middle parts latterly moderate & hazy. Signal to steer NEbN. Leak 10½ inches per hour. AM un-stowed all the Anchors. Weather too variable for the performance of Divine Service. Lat 16.33N Long 68.9E

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Ganges towards Bombay

Monday 30th June 1806.
C&D NE 96. Variable winds NW & unsettled weather throughout. Hard Rain. Commodore NWbN 1. PM Spoke the Commodore per Signal. Ships leak 10½ inches per hour. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Main Stay Sail. Commodores Latitude 18.33N. Lat 17.45N Long 69.19E

Tuesday 1st July 1806.
C&D ENE 80. Variable winds NNW for the most part & chiefly fine weather. At 4pm Commodore made Signal to take Soundings – 50 fathoms. At 8 Signal 47, 54 and Compass Signal N. Ships leak 9 inches per hour. At Midnight Latitude obs. of the Moon 17.44 North. At daylight made Signal to the Commodore of the Latitude observed at Midnight. AM Got the Top Mast Studding Sail Booms on the Fore Yard & Set lower & Top Mast Studding Sails. Commodore North 1. Bombay Light House No 47E 70 Miles. Lat 18.5N Long 70.37E.

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Ganges towards Bombay

Wednesday 2nd July 1806.
C&D --- ---. At ½ past 2pm Commodore made Signal for Land bearing NEbE. Saw it at the same time in that Quarter. Ships leak 10 inches per hour. Very hard Squalls during the night & unsettled weather throughout. Ground 48 fms Commodore ENE 1. At daylight Kenning [Khandheri] Island NEbE High Land of Choul EbS¾S. at 7am Kenning [Khandheri] Island SSE½E. the Light House on Coulaba [Colaba] NNE. Ships in the Harbour NNE¼E in 7½ fathoms.

At 8am made the Signal for a Pilot & at 9am hove to in 7½ fms abreast the Sunken Rock [Sunken Rock Shoal]. At ½ past 9 got a Pilot on board. & at 10am brought up in 6¼ fms outside the Shipping the wind being too scant to admit of our fetching a proper Berth. At 2pm squally & Rain. Weighed on the ebb & at 3 brought up in 7 fathoms with the Best Bower wound to 1/3 of a Cable. 8pm having nearly swung round to the Flood & the Squalls being very Severe gave the Ship the last half of Cable Service when she unfortunately Sailed on the Middle Ground [Middle Ground Shoal]. I immediately hove on the Bower but without effect. In about a Quarter of an Hour the Ship floated again & rode by her anchor. At 10 steer'd[?] clear to the Westw[ard] and moored ----- a Cable length in --- Bearings ------light Flag Staff SW Crop Island --E. Light House SWbW of Shore & ----- ------. Lat --- Long ---

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Thursday 3rd July.
Blowing Strong from the SW with Squalls & Rain throughout. AM out Boats. Employed otherwise as most necessary. Ships leak 9 inches per hour.

Friday 4th July.
Winds from the Westward with Squalls at times. Employed landing empty butts & Packs of Staves. AM Loosed Sails to dry. PM Unbent Sails. Ships leak as yesterday.

Saturday 5th.
Winds from the Northward with fair weather. AM Sent the bending Sails on Shore. Came on board the Master Attendant with Captains Craig, Moffat, Dunsford, Dodds & the Master Builder and Surveyed the Ship. Ship makes 8 inches per hour. John Ann captain's Servant enticed on board His Majesty's Ship Dasher.

Sunday 6th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck.. Sent on Shore to the Hospital Edward Vaughan, John Rook & John Smith Seamen. Ship makes 8 inches per hour.

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Ganges in Bombay Harbour

Monday 7th July 1806.
Winds from the Westward first & middle parts fair weather latterly Squally at times, Struck the Top Masts and got the lower & Top Sails Yards Fore & Aft. Launch employed receiving Provisions from the Winchelsea and landing them, Ship makes 11 inches per hour.

Tuesday 8th July.
Winds from the Westward with Squalls as times. Employed Stripping the Fore Mast Yard otherwise as necessary. Launch as yesterday. Ship makes 7½ inches Water per hour.

Wednesday 9th.
Light variable winds and fine weather. Employed overhauling the Fore Rigging. PM cleared the Hawse & otherwise as most useful. Launch as for days past. Ships leak as yesterday.

Thursday 10th.
Winds at Westward with Rain throughout. People employed under the Boatswain picking Oakum and otherwise as most useful. Launch as before.

Friday 11th.
Blowing Strong from the Westward with heavy Rain throughout. PM Cleared Hawse employed otherwise as most useful. Ships leak as yesterday.

Saturday 12th.
Winds & weather much as per days past at times fair. People under the Boatswain & otherwise as necessary. Ship makes 7½ inches Water per hour.

Sunday 13th.
Winds from the Westward & fair weather. AM came on board Mr Nesbitt Assistant to the Master Attendant and finding the Ship too near the Middle Ground unmoored & Warped farther in Shore. PM Moored Ship a Cable each way. Bearings when moored The Flag Staff NWbW. Light House SW½W. Cross Island N½E in 7 fathoms. Ships leak as yesterday.

Monday 14th.
Winds from the Westward with fair weather. Boatswain overhauling the fore Rigging, Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Sail. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Ship makes 7½ inches Water per hour.

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Tuesday 15th July 1806.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Boatswain employed fitting two pair new Shrouds for the Fore Rigging the others being found unfit for Service. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Wednesday 16th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather Boatswain about the fore Rigging. Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Other Tradesmen as necessary. People picking Oakum. Ship makes 7½ Water per hour. Died at the Hospital Edward Vaughan.

Thursday 17th.
Winds WNW with Squalls at times Boatswain about the Fore Rigging. Sailmaker as per days past. People variously employed. PM Received some Bread from the Ceres. Ships leak as yesterday.

Friday 18th.
Winds from the Westward with cloudy weather and Showers of Rain. Boatswain as per days past. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most necessary. People variously employed. Ship makes 7½ inches Water per hour.

Saturday 19th.
Blowing from the Westward with Squalls and Rain throughout. People variously employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Ships leak as yesterday.

Sunday 20th.
Winds from the Westward with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Receiving on board 9 Caulkers. Employed them on the Lazaretto, 8 Coolies picking Oakum. Ship makes same Water.

Monday 21st.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Caulking on the Lazaretto. Sent on Shore the Running Rigging. Boatswain overhauling the Running Rigging. Sick picking Oakum. Leak as before.

Tuesday 22nd.
First part blowing from the Westward with Rains, middle & latter parts fair. Boatswain as yesterday & fitting 4 new pair of shrouds and of the 10 inch Hawser for the Main Rigging in the place of those condemned. Caulkers on the Gun Deck. Sick picking Oakum.

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Ganges. in Bombay Harbour

Wednesday 23rd July.
Winds Westward & fine weather. Boatswain as yesterday Sailmaker on the old Mizzen Top Sail. Caulkers on the Gun Deck. Employed rattling down the Fore Rigging and otherwise as necessary. Ship makes 7½ Water per hour. PM Punished John Wittenham with 2 dozen lashes for cutting Minus Lindigrun [Minus Lindegreen] with a knife.

Thursday 24th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Boatswain as before. Caulkers as yesterday. Sailmaker as before. People variously employed . Sick picking Oakum. Ship makes 8 inches Water per hour.

Friday 25th.
Winds much as yesterday with frequent Squalls & Rain. The Elphinstone parted from her flood[?] Cables & drove on board us on the Larboard Quarter. Stove the Small Cutter & damaged our main Channel & Quarter Gallery. Boatswain & other Tradesmen as before. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday. Run from the Ship John Johnson whilst ashore on liberty.

Saturday 26th July.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Boatswain about the Main Rigging. Sailmaker on the old Mizzen Top Sail. Carpenter repairing Boats. Sick picking Oakum. Leak as yesterday. Run from the Ship whilst ashore on liberty William Stephens Seaman.

Sunday 27th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. AM Scraped & Washed the Gun Deck. Caulkers on the Top Sides. Ship makes 7½ inches per hour. Run from the Ship whilst ashore on Duty Jos. Henderson.

Monday 28th.
Light winds from the Westward and fine weather. Boatswain overhauling the Main Top Rigging . Caulkers on the Sides. Sailmaker on the old Mizzen Top Sail. Leak as yesterday. Entered on board HMS Sir Edward Hughes, Richard Gates, John Moore, William Groves, James Gillen. James Webb & William West.

Tuesday 29th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Boatswain overhauling the Rigging, Caulkers as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. Sick picking Oakum. Ship makes 7 inches per hour. Run from the Ship whilst ashore on liberty Augustus [or Gustaff] Lindeman & John Peterson.

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Wednesday 30th July 1806.
Light winds & fine weather. Caulkers on the Sides. Sailmaker as yesterday. Boatswain about the Mizzen Rigging. People variously employed. Leak as yesterday. Carpenter bringing the Fore Castle Deck farther Stopped & fitted the Ports.

Thursday 31st August.
Light winds from the Westward with Showers of Rain at times. Caulkers as yesterday. Boatswain fitting new Mast head Slings for the lower Yards the old ones being Rotten, otherwise employed as necessary. Ship makes 7 inches Water per hour.

Friday 1st August.
Winds from the Westward with some Squalls & Rain. Caulkers as before. Carpenter fitting the Ports. Armourer fitting a Boom Iron for the Main Yard, otherwise under the Boatswain and picking Oakum. Leak as yesterday. Entered on board HMS Sir Edward Hughes, Jacob Pennenail, George Heath, Andrew Pennenail & Thomas Cole.

Saturday 2nd.
Winds from the Westward with Squalls & Rain at times. Caulking on the Sides. Fidded the Masts and crossed the Top Sail Yards, otherwise employed Scraping the Sides & picking Oakum. Carpenter as before. Ship makes 7 inches per hour.

Sunday 3rd.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Caulkers on the Sides Ship makes 7 inches per hour.

Monday 4th.
Winds from the Westward with hazy weather & rain at times. Employed delivering Company Teas out of the Fore Hold in order to get at the Leak which we suppose to be forward & in the same place when we stopped in China. Carpenter as before. PM Swayed the lower Yards up. Caulker as yesterday. Ships leak as yesterday.

Tuesday 5th. Winds much the same as yesterday with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed as yesterday. Caulkers on the Gun Deck. Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenter as before. Ship makes 7½ inches Water per hour.

Wednesday 6th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. Employed as before. Caulkers as yesterday, Gunner painting the Stern. Carpenter fitting the Ports & as before otherwise clearing the limbers on the Fore Hold. The Leak appears to be under the same place it was in China. Ships Leak as yesterday.

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Ganges in Bombay Harbour

Thursday 7th August.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed in the Fore Hold and preparing the Ship to be Surveyed. Boatswain tarring the Rigging. Caulker under the Counter. Sailmaker on the second best Main Top Sail. Gunner as yesterday. Ship makes 7 inches per hour.

Friday 8th.
Light winds from the Westward and Sultry weather. Came on board the Master Attendant Captain Moffat, Dunsford, Dodds & their Carpenters with the Master Builder and Surveyed the Ship. Caulkers on the Waterway Seams on the upper Deck. Boatswain as yesterday, Carpenters as before & Ship makes 7 inches Water per hour.

Saturday 9th.
Winds from the Westward & fair weather. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Caulkers as yesterday. Carpenters as before and fitting a new Rail on the fore part of the Quarter Deck. Ships leak as yesterday.

Sunday 10th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Caulkers on the Waterway Seams on the Gun Deck. The Master Builder endeavouring to Stop the leak. Ship makes the same Water as before.

Monday 11th.
Light winds from the Westward and fine weather. Employed Setting up the Fore Rigging. Caulkers aft on the Gun Deck. Carpenters as before. The Master Builder came on board to examine the leak. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

Tuesday 12th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. AM Came on board the Superintendent of Marine with the Master Builder and examined the Leak. Boatswain about the Rigging. Caulkers on the Sides on the Quarter Deck. Carpenter a before. PM delivered 354 Chests of Tea in order to clear away farther forward agreeable to the recommendation of the Superintendent. Sailed HM Ships Grampus & Dasher with the Hon Coys Ships Elphinstone, Winchelsea, Ceres & Walmer Castle for China. There appears to be no leak before the Step of the Fore Mast. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Wednesday 13th.
Winds as for days past and Sultry weather. Boatswain as before. Caulkers as yesterday. Carpenters as before. The Master Builder came on board to examine the Leak. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

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Ganges in Bombay Harbour

Thursday 14th August.
Winds from the Westward with Showers of Rain at times. Caulkers on the Poop. Sailmaker making a new Quarter Deck Awning. Boatswain about the Top Gallant Rigging. People variously employed. Ships Leak as yesterday.

Friday 15th.
Winds variable first & middle parts Rain latterly fair. People under the Boatswain Sailmaker as yesterday. PM cleared Hawse. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

Saturday 16th.
Fresh breeze from the Westward and fine weather. Caulkers on the Poop. Carpenters fitting new Hammocks Railings. Sailmaker as for days past. People under the Boatswain. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

Sunday 17th.
Winds from the Southward & Westward with fine weather. Caulkers & Carpenters as yesterday. PM Washed the Gun Deck. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per Hour.

Monday 18th.
Fist & middle parts hard Squalls and Rain latter part fair. AM Came on board 4 Captains of the Hon Coys Marine with the Master Builder & Surveyed the Ship. Cleared Hawse. PM delivered the Gun Powder. Ship makes the same Water.

Tuesday 19th.
Winds from the Westward with Rain at times. Employed delivering Guns Provisions Hawsers and Sundry Stores. Arrived here Hon Coys Ships Earl Saint Vincent & Fame. Ship makes the same Water.

Wednesday 20th.
Winds much as yesterday with fine weather. Employed delivering Sails and Booms. Loaded one Craft with Companys Cargo and got the lower & Top Sail Yards Fore & Aft. Delivered the Stream Anchor. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

Thursday 21st.
Light winds from the Westward and fine weather. Employed delivering rhe remainder of the Booms an Sundry Stores. Loaded three Crafts with Companys Cargo. Struck the Top Masts. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Friday 22nd
Winds from the Westward with Squalls and Rain at times. Loaded four Crafts with Companys Cargo. Ship makes the same Water.

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Saturday 23rd August.
Light winds from the Westward with Showers at times. Loaded 5 Crafts with Companys Cargo. Sent the spare & Kedge Anchors on Shore. Ship makes the same Water.

Sunday 24th.
Winds from the Westward with Squalls and rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck. PM cleared Hawse. Ship makes 6 inches Water per hour.

Monday 25th.
Light winds from the Westward and fine weather. Loaded four Crafts with Companys Cargo and one with Private Trade on account of the Captain & Officers.

Tuesday 26th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. Loaded 2 Crafts with Companys Cargo. Ship makes about 6 inches Water per hour.

Wednesday 27th.
Winds variable first part fair middle showery latter constant Rain. Loaded 3 Crafts with Companys Cargo and one with Private Trade on account of Captain & Officers. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Thursday 28th.
Winds from the NW with constant Rain. No Crafts in consequence. Ship makes 6 inches Water per hour.

Friday 29th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. No Crafts from the Constant Rain. Ship makes rather less Water.

Saturday 30th.
Wind variable first & middle parts Squally and Rain latter part fair. Loaded Crafts with Companys Cargo & Ship makes 5 inches Water per hour.

Sunday 31st.
Winds from the Westward with Showers at times, Loaded three Crafts with Company Cargo and Presents, one with Private Trade on account of Captain & Officers. Ship makes the same Water as yesterday.

Monday 1st.
Light winds from the Westward with Showers at times. Loaded 4 Crafts with Companys Cargo. Ship makes same Water.

Tuesday 2nd.
Winds @ NW with Squalls at times. Loaded 3 Crafts with Companys Cargo. Ship makes 5 inches Water per hour.

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Wednesday 3rd September.
Winds much as yesterday. First & middle parts fair latter part Rain. Loaded one Craft with Companys Cargo . Ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Thursday 4th.
Winds from the Westward with Showers of Rain. Loaded 3 Crafts of Companys Cargo, PM Cleared Hawse. Sailmaker finished the Quarter Deck Awning. Ship makes 4 inches per hour.

Friday 5th.
Winds from the SW with fine weather. Stripped the Fore Mast and sent the Rigging on Shore, Sailmaker making a new Mizzen Top Sail. Employed delivering Teas. Ship making 4 inches Water per hour.

Saturday 6th.
Winds SW with Squalls at times. Delivered the last of the Hon Coys Cargo, Ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Sunday 7th.
Winds from the Westward with Squally weather, AM Washed the Gun Deck. Ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Monday 8th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather, AM Stripped the lower & Top Sail Yards and Sent the Rigging on Shore. Employed delivering Kentledge. PM cleared Hawse. Sailmaker on the new Mizzen Top Sail. ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Tuesday 9th.
Wind & weather much as yesterday. AM Came on board Mr Nesbitt, unmoored & worked to the Mooring Chain off Dock Head. PM Employed delivering Kentledge. Sent the Sheet Anchor on Shore. Ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Wednesday 10th.
Winds from the Westward. First & middle parts fair Latter part Rain. Employed delivering Kentledge. Ship makes 4 inches Water per hour.

Thursday 11th.
Blowing from the Westward with almost constant Rain. Employed delivering Kentledge. Ship makes 4 inches per hour.

Friday 12th.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. PM Employed delivering Kentledge. At 9am Cast off from the Chain & began to warp towards the Dock head. At ½ past 10 hauled into lower Dock. Draft of Water 15 feet on an even Keel. Sent the Ships Company board the HMS Arrogant.

Saturday 13th.
Pleasant breeze and fine weather Sailmaker on the new Mizzen Top Sail. Carpenters Shoring the Ship. Cratis[?] pumping the Dock clear.

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Sunday 14th.
Winds much as yesterday with showers at times. Carpenter stripping the Copper off the Garboard Streak [Strake]. Found the false keel in Bad Condition and in many places done from the Fore Hatchway forward and After Hatchway aft. The Water appears to run out of the Garboard Streak [Strake] and the next streak to it Fore & aft on both sides in different places but principally under the step of the Main Mast. Found the Rudder had settled considerably.

Monday 15th.
Pleasant breeze from the Westward and fine weather. Carpenter Stripping the Bottoms in different places to examine the Butt Ends. Lascars scraping the Sides Gunner painting the Gun Deck.

Tuesday 16th.
Winds from the Westward with showers at times. Carpenter employed putting on a new false Keel forward and aft. Gunner painting the Gun Deck. Lascars scraping the Sides.

Wednesday 17th.
Winds from the SW with almost constant Rain. Carpenters as yesterday

Thursday 18th.
Winds from the NW with almost constant Rain. Carpenters as before. Fitting a fish for the after part of the Main Mast. Sailed the Hon Coys Ship Fame for Bengal.

Friday 19th.
Pleasant breeze from the Westward and fine weather. Carpenter as yesterday. Caulkers caulking the Garboard Streak [Strake].

Saturday 20th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Caulkers on the Poop & as yesterday. Carpenter as before.

Sunday 21st.
Light winds from the Westward and sultry weather. Caulkers on the Bottom. Carpenters finished the false Keel.

Monday 22nd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Carpenters Sheathing the Bottom. Gunner painting the Gun Deck. Caulkers on the Poop. Boatswain Woolding the Main Mast.

Tuesday 23rd.
Pleasant breeze from the Westward and fine weather. Tradesmen as yesterday. Boatswain as yesterday.

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Wednesday 24th September.
Light Airs from the Eastward and sultry weather. Carpenter as per days past. Boatswain as before. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck.

Thursday 25th.
Light winds variable and sultry weather. Carpenter Sheathing the Bottom and Caulkers caulking it. Boatswain finished about the Main Mast.

Friday 26th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Caulkers & Carpenters as yesterday. Died in Hospital Emanuel Tonpin [or Tompin] Seaman.

Saturday 27th.
Light land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Caulkers & Carpenters as before.

Sunday 28th.
Winds, weather and employment as yesterday.

Monday 29th.
Light land & Sea breezes with sultry weather. Caulkers & Carpenters on the Bottom. Pumping water into the Ship.

Tuesday 30th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Roused the Cables out of the Orlop Deck into the Gun Deck in order to Caulk the Tiers. Find that the water runs out 5 different Butt Ends on the Starboard Side before the Main Mast. Employed Stripping and Caulking them.

Wednesday 1st October.
Light winds from the Westward & fine weather. Caulkers caulking the Cable Tiers. Carpenters as yesterday.

Thursday 2nd.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Carpenters opening more Butt Ends on the Starboard Side. Employed Caulking them. Unhung the Rudder in order to Caulk the Stern Post. Run from the Ship William Bowman Quarter Master.

Friday 3rd.
Winds from the Westward & fine weather. Hung the Rudder. Finished Caulking the tier & payed the Sheet Cable down. Carpenter as yesterday.

Saturday 4th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Payed the Best & Small Bower Cables down. Carpenters as before.

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Sunday 5th October 1806.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Carpenter & Tradesmen as before.

Monday 6th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Carpenter & Tradesmen as before.

Tuesday 7th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Carpenters employed as before. Arrived here The Hon Coys Ship Experiment from England.

Wednesday 8th.
Variable winds with Squalls in the evening. Carpenters & Tradesmen as before.

Thursday 9th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Carpenter as before.

Friday 10th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Tradesmen variously employed.

Saturday 11th.
Lnd & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed preparing to go out of the Dock.

Sunday 12th.
Light winds from the Westward & fine weather. At 10am Hauled out of the Dock, Warped off the Mooring Chain and made fast, the Brab and Flag Staff in one.

Monday 13th Oct.
Light breeze from the Westward & fine weather. AM Punished Charles Calaghan with two dozen lashes for mutinous behaviour & striking Mr James fourth Officer while on board the Arrogant and Roland Taylor with two dozen lashes for absenting himself from the Ship for four days. PM Employed running Kentledge.

Tuesday 14th.
Winds from the SW & fine weather. Employed as yesterday.

Wednesday 15th.
Light winds from the Westward & fine weather. Employed as before & levelling the Hold.

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Thursday 16th October 1806.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. employed levelling the Hold and blacking the Bends.

Friday 17th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. PM receiving Bohea Tea.

Saturday 18th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed Looring[?] the Ship and receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy.

Sunday 19th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck.

Monday 20th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed in the Hold and otherwise as necessary.

Tuesday 21st.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen as necessary

Wednesday 22nd.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy.

Thursday 23rd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Companys Cargo. Sailmaker on the new Mizzen Top Sail.

Friday 24th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Unloaded two Crafts with Hon Coys Teas. Sailmaker as before.

Saturday 25th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen variously employed.

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Sunday 26th October 1806.
Regular sea & Land breezes & fine weather. Unloaded one Craft with Hon Coys Cargo. AM Washed the Gun Deck

Monday 27th.
Winds & weather much the same as yesterday. AM Swayed the Top Masts up. Unloaded two Crafts with Hon Coys Cargo. Received the Sails.

Tuesday 28th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Unloaded two Crafts with Hon Coys Cargo. Received the Main Fore & Mizzen Top Masts Rigging and Running Rigging. Rigged the Top Masts & fidded them.

Wednesday 29th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Unloaded two Crafts with Companys Cargo. Employed Rattling the top Mast Rigging down

Thursday 30th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Unloaded three Crafts of Companys Cargo. Boatswain about the Rigging.

Friday 31st.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Stayed the lower Masts & Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Sailmaker making Hammocks.

Saturday 1st November 1806.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. PM Crossed the Top Sail Yards

Sunday 2nd.
Fine Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck.

Monday 3rd.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Unloaded one Craft of Company Cargo and one of Private Trade on account of the Captain & Officers. Got the Top Gallant Masts up. Received the lower Yards on board.

Tuesday 4th.
Light Land & Sea breezes and fine weather. Unloaded one craft of Company Tea and one of Private Trade on account of Captain & Officers. Cloathed the lower Yards and swayed them up.

Wednesday 5th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Unloaded two Crafts with Companys Cargo . Boatswain about the Rigging, Other Tradesmen as necessary.

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Thursday 6th November 1806.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy and Private Trade on account of the Captain & Officers. Boatswain as yesterday. Sailmaker altering the new Driver.

Friday 7th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Got the flying Jibboom out. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Saturday 8th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Company Cargo. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Sail. Swayed the Gaff up.

Sunday 9th.
Land & Sea breezes with pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck

Monday 10th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Unloaded two Crafts of Company. People under the Boatswain. Rattling the Fore Rigging down, other Tradesmen as most necessary.

Tuesday 11th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes and pleasant weather. Employed receiving Companys Cargo and Private Trade Presents. Boatswain about the Fore Rigging. And otherwise as necessary.

Wednesday 12th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Cargo on account of the Hon Coy. Riggers under the Boatswain, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Pumped the Ship out.

Thursday 13th.
Land & Sea breezes with pleasant weather Unloaded three Crafts with Companys Cargo. People under the Boatswain. Rattling the Main Rigging down.

Friday 14th.
Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Company Tea. Boatswain about the Rigging.

Saturday 15th.
Pleasant Weather with Land & Sea breezes. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Company and otherwise as most necessary.

Sunday 16th.
Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped the Ship out.

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Monday 17th November 1806.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Companys Cargo otherwise as most necessary

Tuesday 18th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Tea on account of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen as most useful.

Wednesday 19th.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. Received the same including The Compays Teas. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Gallant Sail.

Thursday 20th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving the Guns. And otherwise as most necessary

Friday 21st.
Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Employed receiving the Booms, Got the Long Boat in.

Saturday 22nd.
Sea & Land breezes with fine weather. Employed stowing the Booms and otherwise as most useful.

Sunday 23rd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck.

Monday 24th.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. Employed receiving Provisions and Sundry Small Stores.

Tuesday 25th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Receiving 41 Butts of Water. Employed stowing the Lazaretto,

Wednesday 26th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Employed receiving Provisions and otherwise as most useful. PM Departed this life John McNeary

Thursday 27th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Sent the body of the deceased on Shore for interment. Bent Sails, Received some Spirits on account of the Ship.

Friday 28th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday AM the Master Attendant and Boat Master came on Board and Surveyed the Ship.

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Saturday 29th November 1806.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Chinese picking Oakum. Carpenter making a Top Gallant Mast. Payed [Painted?] the Booms with Varnish. Caulker on the Waterway Seams on the Upper Deck. Received some Vinegar for the Ships use. Pumped the Ship out. Sails HMS Concorde with the Earl Saint Vincent for Goa

Sunday 30th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Mustered the Ships Company

Monday 1st December.
Winds & weather much as yesterday, AM Scrubbed Hammocks. Roused the Sails out of the Sail Room and Swayed them. People under the Boatswain. Gunner painting the Ship. Carpenters and Caulkers as before.

Tuesday 2nd.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Gunner as yesterday. Carpenter making a Top Gallant Mast. Caulker on the Waterway Seams on the Upper Deck. Chinese picking Oakum. People variously employed.

Wednesday 3rd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. People under the Boatswain. Making Points & Ropebands. Chinese picking Oakum. Caulkers as yesterday, Gunner as before.

Thursday 4th.
Light Land & Sea breezes fine weather. People under the Boatswain. Making Points & Ropebands. Sailmaker on the new Mizzen Top Sail, Carpenter and Caulkers as yesterday. Chinese picking Oakum. Gunner painting the Ship.

Friday 5th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sailmaker finished the new mizzen Top Sail pointed & Ropebanded it. Blacked the Bends. Gunner painting the Yawl, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Chinese as before.

Saturday 6th.
Winda & weather as per days past. Employed cleaning Ship above & below. Caulkers on the Waterway Seams. Tradesmen and Chinese as necessary.

Sunday 7th.
Light Sea breeze, Calm during the day, fresh land breeze in the night. AM Captain Harington came on board & performed divine Service.

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Monday 8th December 1806.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Loosed sails to Air. People employed making Points & Ropebands. Gunner painting the Steerage. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Caulkers finished the Waterway Seams & discharged them.

Tuesday 9th.
Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain as yesterday. Hoisted the Yawl out. Chinese picking Oakum.

Wednesday 10th.
Weather as yesterday. People employed under the Boatswain making Matts, Points etc. Gunner painting the Cuddy. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Sail. Chinese as yesterday.

Thursday 11th.
Land & Sea breezes & pleasant weather. People as yesterday. Tradesmen as most necessary. Chinese picking Oakum.

Friday 12th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People making Points for the new Fore Top Sail. and Ropebands for the new Main Sail. Sailmaker making a new Main Top Sail, hoisted in the Small Cutter to repair & paint.

Saturday 13th.
Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Cleaned the Ship above & below. Tradesmen as for days past. 7 inches of Water in the Well. Pumped Ship out.

Sunday 14th.
Pleasant weather light Land & Sea breezes. Captain Harington came on board & performed Divine Service. Afterwards mustered Stations Ships Company.

Monday 15th.
Winds & weather as for days past. People under the Boatswain making & mending Matts etc. Sailmaker making Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Chinese picking Oakum. Swam from the Ship John Francisea Portuguese Seaman. Arrived HMS Concorde with the Hon Coy Ship Earl St Vincent.

Tuesday 16th.
Land & Sea breezes Pleasant weather. People & tradesmen as most necessary. Swam from the Ship Joseph Daes.

Wednesday 17th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck & mustered Ships Company at Quarters otherwise employed as most useful.

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Thursday 18th December 1806.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. People as most useful under the Boatswain. Hoister the Small Cutter in to Repair. Sailmaker on the best Man Top Sail & making a Main Top Sail Mast Stay Sail. Chinese as before & picking Oakum.

Friday 19th.
Light Land & Sea breezes, weather as before. People working up Junk. Sailmaker as before & repairing the best Mizzen.

Saturday 20th.
Light Airs & Calms both from Sea & Land. AM Washed the Gun Deck & loosed Sails to dry. Receiving Bread & Flour. Carpenter repairing the Small Cutter.

Sunday 21st.
Weather as for days past. AM performed Divine Service & Mustered Ships Company. PM Sailed from[sic] England HC Extra Ship Experiment.

Monday 22nd.
Light Land & Sea breezes with pleasant weather. Trapped to the Gammoning of the Bowsprit & Swayed the Bobstays up and lowered topmast Rigging Fore & Aft.

Tuesday 23rd.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Loaded & Set the all the Sails to see that they were clear. PM rattled the Rigging down Fore & Aft. Sailmaker repairing the Second Best Main Stay Sail, other Tradesmen as most necessary.

Wednesday 24th.
Land & Sea breezes & pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. Gunner painting the Cutter.

Thursday 25th.
Winds & weather as for days past.

Friday 26th.
Winds & weather as before. AM Receiving the new Sails from the Shore. Employed fitting the new Main Sail and otherwise under the Boatswain. PM Hoisted out the Cutter.

Saturday 27th.
Pleasant weather Winds as before. AM Washed the gun Deck. Sailmaker making Poop Hamms & Cloths. Tradesmen usefully employed/

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Sunday 28th December 1806.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Captain Harington came on board & performed Divine Service afterwards mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 29th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Lifted the Launch. Six Caulkers employed over the Sail Room. People hoisting the New Fore Top Sail. Sailmaker making a Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday 30th.
Winds & weather as for days past. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Loosed Sails to Air. Sailmaker repairing Mizzen Stay Sail otherwise employed as most necessary.

Wednesday 31st.
Winds & weather as before. People employed as most necessary.

Thursday 1st January 1807.
Winds & weather as before People under the Boatswain. Fluting & Setting up the new lower Shrouds & Swifters. Sailmaker repairing the Mizzen Stay Sail other Tradesmen as most useful.

Friday 2nd.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes & pleasant weather. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Saturday 3rd.
Light Land & Sea breezes. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Mizzen Stay Sail. Carpenter overhauling the Pumps & fitting Rollers to the Tise[?] Rail.

Sunday 4th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather.

Monday 5th.
Wind & weather much as yesterday. People variously employed.

Tuesday 6th.
Regular and & Sea breezes & fine weather. Receiving 80 Butts of Water. Employed Stowing them in the Waist. Washed the Gun Deck.

Wednesday 7th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Received 16 Butts of Water. Washed the Gun Deck.

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Thursday 8th January 1807.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Sailmaker on the Main Top Gallant Sail repairing it.

Friday 9th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Loosed the Sails to Air. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Saturday 10th.
Winds & weather as yesterday, People & Tradesmen as most necessary. Washed the Gun Deck. Received from the police Officer William Stephens Quarter Master who deserted from the Ship 26th July last and Joseph Daes who Swam from the Ship 16th of last month. Confined them in Irons.

Sunday 11th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM mustered the Ships Company as usual. Arrived here the HC Ship Huddart. [The Huddart had sailed from Bombay on this day.]

Monday 12th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sailmaker middle stitching the Mizzen Top Gallant Sail & fresh Marlining the Foot Rope and Sewing the Clues of the new Main Top Sail. People variously employed. Punished William Stephens and Joseph Daes with eighteen lashes each for desertion, turned Stephens before the Mast.

Tuesday 13th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Receiving Powder on board. Sailmaker middle stitching the Main Top Gallant Sail. People under the Boatswain. AM Departed this life John Adams Seaman. PM Sent his body on shore for interment.

Wednesday 14th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Carpenter employed stocking the Best Bower. People under the Boatswain at Junk work.

Thursday 15th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Up Top Gallant Yards. Carpenter finished Stocking the Best Bower. Pumped Ship out.

Friday 16th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Mr Gowan Pilot came on board & took charge of the Ship. Made Sail. At Noon slipped from the Moorings with the Sea breeze & at 2pm Anchored below the middle Ground in 7¼ fathoms. PM moored Ship a Cable each way Best Bower to the Ebb. Bearings when moored Light House W½N. Buoy of the Sunken Rock WSW. The House upon the N point of Great Caranja EbS3/4S,

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Saturday 17th January 1807.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Sailmaker making a new Fore Stay Sail. AM Came on board three Captains of the Hon Coys Marine to Survey the Ship. PM Cleared Hawse.

Sunday 18th January.
First part blowing very strong from the ESE with black cloudy weather and Small Rain. Middle a fresh breeze from the NNW Latter part blowing Strong from the Southward with some hard Squalls & Rain. AM mustered the Ships Company. Down Gallant Yards.

Monday 19th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the new fore Stay Sail other Tradesmen as most necessary.

Tuesday 20th.
Pleasant Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Swayed the lower Yards up. Loosed Sails to Air. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Wednesday 21st.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as before. People under the Boatswain working up Junk and as most useful.

Thursday 22nd.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. Exercising Great Guns with Powder. Cleared Hawse & otherwise employed as most useful. Sailmaker as before.

Friday 23rd.
First & Middle parts a fresh breeze from the Southward. Latterly blowing Strong with some Squalls Rain Thunder & Lightning. People working up Junk under the Boatswain. Sailmaker finished the Fore Stay Sail other Tradesmen as most necessary.

Saturday 24th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes and fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Loosed Sails to dry. Cleared Hawse. And otherwise employed as most useful. Pumped the Ship out.

Sunday 25th.
Strong Land & Sea breezes with fine weather.

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Monday 26th January 1807.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. People & Tradesmen variously employed.

Tuesday 27th.
Light Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Sailmaker on the new Main Top Mast Stay Sail. People under the Boatswain. Loosed Sails to air. PM Cleared Hawse

Wednesday 28th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Sailmaker as yesterday other Tradesmen as most useful. Washed the Gun Deck.

Thursday 29th.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. People under the Boatswain. Tradesmen variously employed. PM Cleared Hawse.

Friday 30th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Sailmaker making a new Main stay Sail. People and Tradesmen as most useful.

Saturday 31st.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as yesterday People variously employed. PM Cleared Hawse.

Sunday 1st February 1807.
Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 2nd.
Fine weather with Sea & Land breezes. People under the Boatswain Sailmaker on the Main Stay Sail. Other Tradesmen as most useful.

Tuesday 3rd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Sailmaker as yesterday. Employed as most necessary.

Wednesday 4th.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. Found that the Small Bower Anchor had come home. AM unmoored & moored afresh Bearing the same as before. Sailmaker as for days past other Tradesmen as most necessary. PM Departed this life W. Cook Boatswain.

Thursday 5th Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Cleared Hawse. Sailmaker on the Main stay Sail. People variously employed. PM Sent the Body of the deceased on shore for interment.

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Friday 6th February 1807.
Light Land breezes during the day. Fresh Sea breeze during the night. Sailmaker as yesterday. People working up Junk. Chinese picking Oakum. Sold the Effects of the late W Cook Boatswain. PM Departed this life Barnard Donoley [Donnelly] Seaman.

Saturday 7th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Sent on Shore the Body of the deceased for interment. Loosed Sails to Air. Washed the Gun Deck and cleared Hawse. Sailmaker on the Main Sail.

Sunday 8th.
Light Land & Sea breezes & fine weather.

Monday 9th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Set the Bobstays up. Stayed the Masts & Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Tradesmen employed as most useful.

Tuesday 10th.
Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Received 10 Butts of Water & some Spirits on account of the Ship. Otherwise employed as most useful. Sailmaker on the new Main Stay Sail.

Wednesday 11th.
Pleasant weather with Land & Sea breezes. Sailmaker as yesterday. Employed Squaring the Ratlines and otherwise as most useful.

Thursday 12th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Scrubbed Hammocks otherwise employed as most useful.

Friday 13th.
Regular Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. People & Tradesmen variously employed.

Saturday 14th.
Light Land & Sea breezes fine weather. AM Washed Decks. Employed as most necessary.

Sunday 15th.
Wind & weather as yesterday, Captain Harington came on board performed Divine Service and Mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 16th.
Light Land breezes. Sea breezes fresh from the NW. AM Cleared Hawse. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage otherwise as most useful.

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Ganges in Bombay Harbour

Tuesday 17th February 1807.
Winds as yesterday & fine weather. Employed chiefly as yesterday. Tradesmen as most useful.

Wednesday 18th.
Light Land & Sea breezes with fair weather. AM Cleared Hawse & Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed under the Boatswain [Joseph Nailor].

Thursday 19th.
Wind & weather much as yesterday. Employed chiefly under the Boatswain repairing Matts etc. Sailmaker overhauling Topmast Studding Sails.

Friday 20th.
Fresh breezes from the NW in the day. Light Land breeze during the night. People employed as most useful. Sailmaker making a fresh foot Rope for the new Main Top Sail. Tradesmen as most useful.

Saturday 21st.
Winds & weather as yesterday. AM Cleared Hawse. Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed receiving Stores on account of the Detachment of HM 77th Regiment & Invalids. Passengers Baggage & Stores on account of Captain Harington. Sailmaker as yesterday.

Sunday 22nd.
Winds & weather as for days past. AM Performed Divine Service & Mustered Ships Company.

Monday 23rd.
Fresh Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage and otherwise as most necessary. PM Cleared Hawse. Came on board three Captains of the Bombay Marine and Surveyed the Ship.

Tuesday 24th.
Strong Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM up Top Gallant Yards otherwise employed as yesterday. PM received on board 26 Men Women & Children of HM 77 Regiment.

Wednesday 25th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed as per days past. PM Hoisted the Yawl in. Received a Code of Signals from HMS Bellone. [La Bellone]

Thursday 26th.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. At daylight Mr Gowan Pilot came on board & took charge of the Ship. Unmoored & Sighted the Best Bower let it go again. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Log - page 225:]

[Start of Sea log]

Ganges from Bombay towards England

Friday 27th February 1807.
C&D ---- 63. At Noon Signal to Weigh from HMS La Bellone. At 1pm Returned the Forts Salute of 40 Guns to Lt Gen Nicolls Commander in Chief of receiving him on board as a Passenger to England. Steered out SW. At Sunset Henry & Kenny NEbE Extremes of Land SEbS½S. PM Received on board some Packetts for the Hon Coys Ship Earl St Vincent & 2 for this Ship of Public Papers & Private Letters to be taken to Europe. At daylight the Extremes of the Land from NEbN to ESE. Two Strange Sails in sight. The Commodore Spoke a Portuguese Ship. At 7am Signal to steer one Point to port. And make all possible Sail. At Noon Extremes of the Land to the Southward SEbS½S. Extremes to the Northward N½E. Lat (obs) 17.40N Long 72.22E (obs)

Saturday 28th February 1807.
C&D ---- 62. Light Lnd & Sea breezes throughout with fair weather & smooth Water. In Company with HMS La Bellone, HC Ship Huddart & the Lord Castlereagh Extra Ship. At daylight extremes of the Land from SE to NE. AM Passed HMS Pitt & two Strange Sails standing to the northward. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Quartered the Soldiers. Exercising the Great Guns & Small Arms. At Noon the Extremes of the Land from SEbS to NEbE½E. distance off shore 6 or 7 Leagues. Ground 22 fathoms. Lat (obs) 16.42N Long 73.37E (obs)

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Ganges from Bombay towards England

Sunday 1st March 1807.
C&D --- 42. Light breezes & Calms throughout. In Company as before. At 6pm Hauled to the Wind Ship had only made 12 inches of Water during the last Month. At Daylight the Extremes of the Land rom N½E to SE½S. distance off shore 6 Leagues. Variable from the Eastward. AM Performed Divine Service. A Ketch in sight to the Eastward. At Noon Extremes of the Land from SE ½ S to NNE distance off shore 6 or 7 Leagues. Commodore [La Bellone] SEbS 1. Ground 22 fathoms. Lat (obs) 16.9N Long 73,8E (obs).

Monday 2nd March 1807.
C&D --- 66. Light breezes throughout & pleasant weather. Signal to continue same Course. Commodore acts otherwise. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land from NNE to ESE. At Daylight a Strange Sail in sight to the Westward. Commodore in Chase. At 6am the Stranger Hoisted English Colours. At 8am St Georges Island E½N. Lat (obs) 15.06N Long 73.28E (obs).

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Ganges from Bombay towards England

Tuesday 3rd March 1807.
C&D ---- 98. Light Airs from the Northward. Commodore WNW 3 miles. A Strange Sail in sight , Commodore in Chase. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land from NEbN to SE. In Company as before. Pleasant breeze throughout with fine weather. Set the Top Gallant Rigging up. At 11am Signal to continue the same Course though Commodore acts otherwise. A Strange Sail in sight to the Eastward. Commodore in Chase. Lat (obs) 13.39N Long 73.55E (obs)

Wednesday 4th March 1807.
C&D ---- 65. First part a pleasant breeze & fair latterly light variable winds. At 2pm Made Signal to speak the Commodore saying we should pass Mangalore where we were under the necessity of calling for two of the Passengers. Hove to & Signal immediately afterwards. At Daylight Extremes of the Land from NNE to SE. Distance off Shore 6 or 7 Leagues. Three Strange Sail to the Southward. At 11am Signal to continue same Course though the Commodore acts otherwise. At Noon Ships in Mangalore Roads SEbS Distance 10 Miles. Lat (obs) 12.54N Long 74.35E (obs)

[Log - page 228:]

Ganges from Bombay towards England

Thursday 5th March 1807.
C&D --- ---. Wind North. Fine pleasant weather. At 2pm signal to prepare to Anchor. At 3pm anchored & Signal jn Mangalore Roads ¼ less 7 fathoms. At 6pm Veered to 35 fathoms. Lat --- Long ---.

Friday 6th March 1807.
C&D --- 91.Peasant breeze NNW throughout with fine weather and Smooth Water. Signal to heave to. Backed the Main Yard. Weighed per Signal. At Sunset Barn Mount E¾NShips in Mangalore Roads bearing N½E. At Daylight Mount Dilly E½S. AM Employed under the Boatswain & trimming Ship. Tradesmen as most necessary. Signal to alter Course to Port. Lat obs) 11.32N Long74.55E (obs)

[Log - page 229:]

Ganges from Bombay towards England

Saturday 7th March 1807.
C&D --- 89. Light Land & Sea breezes NW the whole of these 24 hours. Pumped the Ship out. Sailmaker on the Main Royal. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 10.1N Long 75.26E (obs)

Sunday 8th March 1807.
C&D ---- 80. Light winds NE & fair weather throughout. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat (obs) 8.44N Long 76.5E (obs)

[Log - page 230:]

Ganges from Bombay towards England

Monday 9th March 1807.
C&D ---- 43. Light variable Airs NW throughout & sultry weather. At 2pm Signal to Steer more to Port ditto to prepare for Battle a Strange Sail in sight ahead. At Daylight saw the Land the Extremes from NNE to EbS, a small brig in Shore bearing NE. At 8am Signal to make all possible Sail & steer SEbE. Employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Carpenter repairing the Yawl. Commodore NW 1. Ground 30 fms. At Noon Extremes of Land from North to EbS. Lat (obs) 8.18N Long 76.45E (obs)

Tuesday 10th March 1807.
C&D --- 88. First & middle parts variable winds & fair latterly increasing breeze. At 6pm Signal to Close. Cape Cormorin [Comorin] ESE. Extremes of the Land to the Northward NNW. At Daylight Extremes of the Land to the Northward NNW Cape Cormorin NEbE. Distance off Shore 11 or 12 miles. Ground 28 fms. Commodore NEbN. At Noon Extremes of the Land in sight from NbW to NSbN. Lat (obs) 7.38N Long 77.51E (obs)

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Ganges from Bombay towards England

Wednesday 11th March 1807.
C&D ---- 93. First part a light breeze NE 8 cloudy middle & latter parts variable & Squally. PM Repeated Signal to [Lord] Castlereagh to keep her wind. Fired three Guns. Commodore NEbN 1. At 8pm Pumped the Ship out. At 11am Signal to make all possible Sail. Lat (obs) 6.43N Long 78.36E (obs)

Thursday 12th March 1807.
C&D ---- 78. First part fresh breeze NEbN middle & latter parts light Airs. PM Signal for Latitude ditto to make more Sail. & to continue same Course though the Commodore acts otherwise. In Company as before. At 6am the Land from EbS½S to ENE. AM Washed the Gun Deck & roused up a range of Cables. At Noon extremes of the land of Ceylon from NEbE½E to EbS. Lat (obs) 6.27N long 79.36E (obs)

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Ganges from Bombay towards England

Friday 13th March 1807.
C&D ---- 36. Light winds variable & Calms throughout. At 6pm Land from SbE to NEbN 30 fathoms. At Daylight Extremes of the Land in sight from SEbE to NE. One Ship & 2 Brigs in sight. At Noon Extremes of the Land from ENE to NW. Lat (obs) 6.4N Long 79.5E (obs)

Saturday 14th March 1807.
C&D --- 43. Winds & weather as yesterday. At Sunset Signal to prepare to Anchor. The Ships in Point de Galle Roads EbS distance about 11 or 12 miles. At daylight Point de Galle ESE. Distance 10 miles. At Noon anchored in Point de Galle Roads & moored Ship a Cable each way. The best Bower to the Northward. Bearing when moored Flag Staff N¾W. Extremes of the Land from NW¼N to EbN. Found riding here HMS Concorde and the HC Ship Earl St Vincent. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight. Lat ---- Long ----

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

[Log - page 233:]

Ganges in Point de Galle Roads

Sunday 15th March 1807.
Winds from the Northward & Eastward with Squalls & Rain in the evening. AM Sent on shore 33 empty Butts. Out Boats. Sent the HC Packets on board the Earl St Vincent otherwise employed as most necessary. Arrived here HMS Wilhelmina with HC Ships Lady Jane Dundas, Hugh Inglis, Sovereign, Monarch, Walthamstow, Harriet and Alexander from Bengal. PM Received Sailing orders from HMS Concorde.

Monday 16th.
Winds from the ESE with fair weather. AM Swayed the Top Mast Rigging up. PM Received the Water on board. Otherwise employed as most useful. Sailmaker repairing the fore Top Gallant Sail.

Tuesday 17th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck. Loosed Sails to dry. Otherwise employed as most necessary. Sailmaker as yesterday. Arrived here HC Ships Bengal, Lord Castlereagh and Asia from Madras.

Wednesday 18th.
Sea breeze in the daytime with some Squalls & Rain. Land breeze during the night. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most necessary. PM arrived here the Company’s Brig Nautilus from Bombay. Received two Packets on account of the Hon Coy for England. Sailed the HC Ships Bengal, Asia and Lord Castlereagh for Columbo [Colombo].

Thursday 19th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. Squally with Thunder & Lightning in the night. AM Loosed the Sails to dry. Otherwise employed as most necessary. AM Departed this Life James John Seaman. Sent his Body on shore for interment.

Friday 20th.
First & middle parts strong winds from the Eastward with Squalls & Rain. Latter part moderate & fair. AM Signal for all Carpenters to repair on board the Sovereign to inspect her Main Mast it having been Struck with lightning last night. People and Tradesmen employed as most necessary.

Saturday 21st.
Sea breeze from the eastward during the day. Land breeze during the night with fine weather. AM Loosed Sails to dry. Washed the Gun Deck. Received orders to repeat all Signals from the Concorde. Repeated Signal for a Midshipman to the Alexander.

Sunday 22nd.
Winds & weather much as yesterday with thunder & lightning in the night. AM Performed Divine Service. Repeated the following Signals at 1pm for a Midshipman. At 2pm to Walthamstow for a Midshipman.

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Ganges in Point de Galle Roads

Monday 23rd March 1807.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. People under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Repeated Signal to the Hugh Inglis for a midshipman.

Tuesday 24th.
Winds & weather much as yesterday. AM Repeated Signal for all persons to repair on board their respective Ships, ditto to unmoor. Employed as most necessary.

Wednesday 25th.
Fine breeze from the northward & pleasant weather. At Midnight unmoored . At daylight up Top Gallant Yards. At ½ past 8am Weighed per Signal with a light breeze from the NNE and made Sail. At Noon the Flag Staff N½W, Haycock NbE. Extremes of the Land from EbS to NW. Commodore WNW ½ Mile. Distance off Shore 2 miles in 22 fathoms. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon to begin Sea Log. At Noon I take departure. Lat 5.50N Long 80.20E.

[end of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea log]

Thursday 26th March 1807.
C&D SSE 40. Wind SbW Clear. At 1pm Our Signal for a Midshipman repeated ditto to the Alexander and Lord Nelson. At ½ past 4 Repeated Signal No 68. At 5 ditto No 48 ditto to the Huddart. Ditto No 72. At ½ past 6pm signal to the Earl St Vincent ditto to the Sovereign. At Sunset Extremes of the Land to the Southward E½S. The Vessels in Point de Galle Roads NW½W distance off Shore about 7 miles. At daylight Haycock N¼W. At ½ past 7am repeated signal to the Earl St Vincent for a Midshipman. At 8 ditto to the Dundas & Alexander. At 10am repeated Signal No 16 with a Gun. AM Unbent the Cables and Stowed the Anchors. Lat 5.10N Long 80.35E

[Log - page 235:]

Ganges towards England

Friday 27th March 1807 C&D SSE 40. Light Airs calms throughout & sultry weather. commodore SW 1. Ar 3pm Our Signal to make more Sail. At ½ past 3pm to the Earl St Vincent, Lord Nelson and Alexander. At ½ past 7am Repeated Signal No 11 Pendant up but could not distinguish it. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the Great Guns and Small Arms otherwise employed unreeving the Harbour Gear. Lat 4.45N Long 80.50E.

Saturday 28th March 1807.
C&D SE 43. Wind ENE fair. Commodore SEbS 3 miles. Repeated Signal No 93 at 1pm, 5pm, 7am, ½ past 8 & at 9am. Lat 4.29N long 81.20E.

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Ganges towards England

Sunday 29th March 1807.
C&D SSE 50. Light variable Airs throughout Sultry weather. Commodore SbE 3. At 1pm Repeated Signal 93 Compass Signal SE. At ½ past 5 a Signal up but could not distinguish it. At 6pm Repeated Signal 93 to the Lord Castlereagh. At 11am Signal to make more Sail. Repeated same to the Huddart. A Performed Divine Service and Mustered the Ships Company. Lat 4.43N long 81.39E

Monday 30th March 1807.
C&D SEbS 42. Light Airs SW & fair weather. At ½ past 1am repeated Signals for Longitude. Repeated Signal 65 to the Huddart At daylight Commodore made Signal with a Gun. Could not distinguish the Flags. Lat 3.17N Long 82.2E.

[Log - page 237:]

Ganges towards England

Tuesday 31st March 1807.
C&D ESE 55. Light Variable Airs W & fair throughout. At 6pm Repeated Signal 103 to the Huddart with 2 Guns. Commodore SEbE 1. At ½ past 6am Repeated Signal to the Dundas, St Vincent & [Lord] Castlereagh for a Midshipman. Repeated Signals at ½ past 7am, 8am &9am to the Bengal, Hugh Inglis & Alexander for a Midshipman. AM Stowed the Sheet Anchor & otherwise employed a most necessary. Variable light Airs from the Westward. Lat 3.12N Long 82.53E.

Wednesday 1st April 1807.
C&D SE 60. First & middle parts light breezes latter part Squally & Rain. At ½ past 1pm repeated Signal No 65 to the Huddart ditto 120 to the Asia and Lord Castlereagh. Compass Signal to the Huddart. Lat 2.40N Long 83.35E.

[Log - page 238:]

Ganges towards England

Thursday 2nd April 1807.
C&D SE 77. First part fair middle & latter parts very hard Squalls & Rain. Commodore SE 1. At 1pm repeated Signal 93 to the Lord Nelson & Bengal. At 4pm repeated Signal No. 41 and Compass Signal SSE. At 3am Split the Fore Top Gallant sail, Shifted it with the 2nd best. At 7am Signal to the Bengal. At 11am Signal 92 to the Harriet. AM Washed the Gun Deck Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Lat 1.57N Long 84.29E.

Friday 3rd April 1807.
C&D SEbE 105. Variable & Squally weather. At 5pm repeated Signal No.1 to the Huddart. At 8pm Split the Jib Shifted it with the Small one. At ½ past 5 split the Main Top Gallant Sail shifted it with the 2nd best. Pumped Ship out. AM Shifted Fore Sail & Mizzen top Sail with the 2nd best. Fresh breeze hard Squalls & Rain. Lat 0.57N Long 85.56E.

[Crossed the Equator]

[Log - page 239:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 4th April 1807.
C&D SEbS½S 121. Winds variable SW throughout with frequent hard Squalls. Commodore SSE 1. At 6am repeated signal No.92 ditto to the Harriet and Monarch. Pumped Ship out. Repeated Signal No 1 to the Huddart. Lat 0.34S Long 86.53E.

Sunday 5th April 1807.
C&D SbE½E 137. Variable Squally with Rain. Commodore SbE 1. Pumped Ship out. At 2pm repeated Signal No.41 & Compass Signal SbE. At 6am repeated Signal No 84 to Earl St Vincent. At ½ past 6am repeated Signal No.92. At 7 repeated 93 to the Asia. Ditto to the Lord Nelson with a Gun. Cloudy weather fresh breeze & Squally with Rain. Could not Perform Divine Service. Lat 2.56S Long 87.33E.

[Log - page 240:]

Ganges towards England

Monday 6th April 1807.
C&D S¼E 104. Pleasant breeze WNW throughout, smooth Water. At 2pm repeated Signal No.120 to the Lord Nelson & Walthamstow. Ditto to the Asia. Repeated Signal 93 to the Monarch & Earl St Vincent. At 6am repeated Signal No.93 at ½ past 10 repeated Signal No 164. Employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. AM The Commodore made Signal of leave to Communicate lowered down both Cutters & Captain Harington went on board the Earl St Vincent. Lat 3.41S Long 86.37E.

Tuesday 7th April 1807.
C&D SbE 29. Variable light Airs & Calms throughout. At 1pm made Signal No.303 to the Hugh Inglis, Lady Jane Dundas & Harriet. Ditto to the Hugh Inglis, Dundas, Harriet, Lord Nelson, Bengal & Castlereagh and to the Alexander with 2 Guns. Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 4.0S Long 86.43E.

[Log - page 241:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 8th April 1807.
C&D SSE 28. Light variable Airs throughout from the Southward to Westward fair weather & smooth Water. Commodore South 1. At 1pm repeated Signal No 65 and the Annulling flag to the Lord Nelson. At 10am repeated signal to the Vincent for the Captain to go on board the Senior Officers Ship. AM Employed under the Boatswain & otherwise as most necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old & Main Top Gallant Sail. Lat 4.13S Long 86.54E

Thursday 9th April 1807.
C&D S½E 84. First part Variable Light Airs middle & latter fine breeze from the Southward & Westward. At 6am repeated Signal 111 to the Bengal. Repeated Signal No. 100 to the Alexander & Sovereign. Lat 5.33S Long 87.20E

[Log - page 242:]

Ganges towards England

Friday 10th April 1807.
C&D S½W 137. First part fair middle & latter heavy Squalls & Rain. Commodore SE 1. At ½ past 6am repeated Signal No 62 to the Dundas, Bengal, Harriet, Walthamstow, Hugh Inglis & Alexander. At 8am repeated Signal No 93 to the Harriet & At 11am ditto to the Harriet & Monarch. Employed as most necessary under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship out. Lat 7.34S Long 86.48E.

Saturday 11th April 1807.
C&D S½W 132. Wind West & cloudy & Squally. At ½ past 7pm split the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. At 9am Signal No 92 to the Monarch. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped the Ship out. Commodore South 2 miles. Lat 9.46S Long 86.35E.

[Log - page 243:]

Ganges towards England

Sunday 12th April 1807.
C&D SWbW 50. First & middle parts Variable from the westward hazy latter Steady from the SE. At 2pm repeated Signal No 1 to the Walthamstow & Lord Nelson. Compass Signal SW. Commodore South 1. At 10am Hove too lowered the Cutter down & Captain Harington went on board the Concorde. Could not in consequence perform Divine Service. Sailmaker making a Jib out of a Fore Top Mast Studding Sail. Lat 10.06S Long 85.48E

Monday 13th April 1807.
C&D SW½W 107. Pleasant breeze SSE cloudy weather. At 9am Repeated Signal No 92 to the Harriet. At 10 to the Asia. Made Signal No 299 with the Bengal Pendant. Pumped the Ship Out. Commodore West 1. Lat 11.23S Long 84.25E

[Log - page 244:]

Ganges towards England

Tuesday 14th April 1807.
C&D SW½W 89. Light Trade SE Pleasant weather & Smooth Water. At 9am Repeated Signal No 60 to the Monarch. AM set the Main Top Mast Rigging up. People working up Junk. Sailmaker as yesterday. Commodore SWbW 1. Lat 12.10S Long 83.16E

Wednesday 15th April 1807.
C&D SW½W 103. Wind SEbE & weather as yesterday. Repeated Signal 175 to the Walthamstow & St Vincent. Pumped the ship out. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. Commodore SW . Lat 13.9S Long 87.56E

[Log - page 245:]

Ganges towards England

Thursday 16th April 1807.
C&D SWbW 126. Fresh Trade SEbE Latterly Squalls, Large Swell from the SE. Repeated Signal No 111 with a Gun. At 7am Repeated Signal No 92 to the Hugh Inglis. Employed under the Boatswain & fleeting the new Main Shrouds. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Lat 14.59S Long 80.11E.

Friday 17th April 1807.
C&D SWbW½W 145. Fresh Trade SSE & Squally with Rain. At 1pm repeated Signal No 41 & Compass Signal SWbW. Pumped the Ship out. At 7am repeated Signal No 134. Commodore WSW 1 mile. Lat 16.0S Long 78.36E

[Log - page 246:]

Ganges towards England

Saturday 18th April 1807.
C&D WSW 163. Fresh Trade SEbS with Squalls at times and hazy weather. At 3pm Repeated Signal No 93 to the Hugh Inglis & Alexander. AM Cleaned & Scrubbed the Gun Deck. Otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as before. Pumped the Ship out. Lat 17.20S Long 75.24E

Sunday 19th April 1807.
C&D WSW 156. Fresh Trade ESE throughout. At ½ past Noon repeated Signal No 92 to the Monarch & Huddart. [many Signals as above]. At ½ past 5am repeated Signal No 93 to the Bengal. Pumped the ship out three times. Commodore SW 1. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail with the second best. Performed Divine Service. Lat 19.2S Long 72.52E

[Log - page 247:]

Ganges towards England

Monday 20th April 1807.
C&D WSW 139. Pleasant Trade ENE fair weather & Smooth Water. Signals repeated to the Huddart & Dundas. Pumped the Ship out. AM Roused up the best Bower and Clapped on the whole Cable Service. Sailmaker repairing the worst Main Top Sail. Lat 20.7S Long 70.26E

Tuesday 21st April 1807.
C&D SWbW 86. Light winds ENE & pleasant weather. At 10am made Signal No 303 & the Nelson Pendant. Roused the Small Bower up Served it and payed it down again. Commodore WSW 1. Lat 2.25S Long 68.55E

[Log - page 248:]

Ganges towards England

Wednesday 22nd April 1807.
C&D SWbS 49. Light variable Airs throughout with Rain in the latter part. Swell from the Southward. Commodore WSW 1. At ½ past 5pm Repeated No 48. Ditto Signal No 93 to the Monarch. At 11am Ditto to the Asia & [Lord] Castlereagh. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed as most necessary. Lat 21.3S Long 68.78E.

Thursday 23rd April 1807.
C&D SWbW 162. Fresh breeze from the Southward throughout. Pumped the Ship out. At 11am repeated Signal 93 to the Earl St Vincent, Asia & Lord Nelson. Commodore WSW 1. Lat 23.8S Long 65.3E

[Log - page 249:]

Ganges towards England

Friday 24th April 1807.
C&D WSW 161. Squally weather SE with Rain. Commodore NE. At ½ past 4pm made Signals no 265 & 107 with Interrogative Pendant. Repeated Signal 93 to the Earl St Vincent with 2 Guns. PM Found the Main Top Sail Yards had worked loose in the Scarfing and Made Signal to the Commodore of having Sprung the top Sail Yard & asked permission to go ahead. Upon his Granting it made all Sail and at 10pm shifted the yard. AM Roused the Sails out of the Sail Room to Air & overhaul. Shifted the Main Top Gallant Sail with the new one. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 23.20S Long 62.50E

Saturday 25th April 1807.
C&D WSW 163. Fresh Trade SSE throughout. PM Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the Best. At ¾ past 4pm Commodore made our Signal No 65. At ¾ past 5 Repeated signal 93 to the Harriet with a Gun. [many Signals]. Washed the Gun Deck. Commodore SbW 1. Lat 24.22S Long 60.70E.

[Log - page 250:]

Ganges towards England

Sunday 26th April 1807.
C&D WSW 158. Pleasant breeze SSE throughout with fine weather & Smooth Water. PM Shifted the Mizzen Top Sail with the best. At 1pm repeated Signal 176. At ½ past 5 repeated Signals 100 to the Asia & ditto Nos 48 & 93 to the Earl St Vincent. AM Commodore made Signal No 162 and the preparatory Flag & at ¼ past 1 made Signal to us No 162. Squally. AM Performed Divine Service & Mustered the Ships Company to see they were clean. Signal to steer West. Commodore NE 1. Lat 25.10S Long 57.26E

Monday 27th April 1907.
C&D W13S 37. Winds SW as yesterday, cloudy. At ½ past Noon repeated Signal 93 to the Monarch. Ships Leak 2 inches. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. People usefully employed under the Boatswain. Lat 25.46S Long 54.58E

[Log - page 251:]

Tuesday 28th April 1907.
C&D W15S 129. A pleasant breeze & fine weather throughout. At 1pm. Repeated Signal 175 to the Walthamstow and St Vincent Answered Signal to us 175. Ship makes 2 inches of Water per Hour. Departed this Life Lt. J [John] Law of HM 77 Regt. Committed the Body of the deceased to the deep with the usual Ceremony. AM Roused Main Top Gallant Sheets. Sailmaker as yesterday. Lat 26.15S Long 51.30E

Wednesday 29th April 1807.
C&D WbS 87. Chiefly variable. Signal a second time to the Huddart. Ship making 3 inches water per Hour. Pumped every Watch. [illegible Signals] Lat 26.4S Long 50.4E

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Ship Ganges

Thursday 30th April 1807.
C&D WbS 114. Squally unsettled weather throughout. [many repeated Signals within the fleet - St Vincent, Monarch, Hugh Inglis, Harriet, [Lord] Castlereagh. Ship making 3 inches Water per Hour. Lat 27.4S long 57.67E

Friday 1st May 1807.
C&D WNW 120. First part a fresh breeze SSE & Squally middle & latter a strong Gale & High Sea. Ship labouring much and making 5 inches Water per hour. Pumped Ship constantly. At daylight two Ships in sight one to the SW & the other to the Eastward. At 8am Ship being very uneasy Set the close reef'd M. Sa[il]. At 11am set the Fore Sail. Lat 26.12S Long 45.48E.

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Towards England

Saturday 2nd May 1807.
C&D NWbW 30. First part hard Squalls, middle & later parts more moderate, PM The Ship to Windward bore up to join us & made the Hugh Inglis Numbers. Answered it by our own Signal for her to carry a light during the Night same time saw two more Sail to the Windward. Pumped Ship continuously. At 8pm burnt a Blue Light to denote our Situation & at 1 seeing a Ship on the Starboard Tack with a Top Light Wore after her supposing her to be the Commodore. At Daylight the Castlereagh WNW – more Sail to the Wind hull down. Wore & made Sail after them. Passed the Castlereagh & made the Signal Keep Company. At 9am Saw the Commodore [Concorde] on the Weather Bow & made the Signal for T-- [?] to the Castlereagh. Ship making 4 inches water per hour. Lat 25.28S Long 45.19E

Sunday 3rd May 1807.
C&D WbNNW. 68 Wind WSW Hove too to Signal & made Sail & Joined the Commodore with several other Ships. Signalled the Hugh Inglis. Parted Company in the late Gale HC Ships Lord Nelson, Harriet, Monarch & Huddart. Shifted Jib with the Storm one. AM Omitted the Performance of Divine Service it being absolutely necessary to clean the Ship. Washed the Gun Deck, Leak 3½ inches per hour. NB Ship’s Water Way seams entirely open fore & aft. Carpenters & caulkers crossed parcelling them with Canvas. Lat 25.28S Long 44.8E

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Ship Ganges

Monday May 4th 1807.
C&D SWbW 92. Pleasant breeze SSW & fine weather throughout. Ships Leak 3½ inches per hour. At ½ past 6am repeated signal 111 & at 8am same signal with a Gun. AM Set the Rigging up fore & aft. Sailmaker on the old Jib. Lat 25.33S Long 42.39E.

Tuesday 5th May 1807.
C&D SWbW½W 121. Pleasant breeze SSE & fine weather throughout. At Sunset 204, NWbN Saw the Island of St Clare [Mauritius] on that Quarter distance 15 Leagues. Ships Leak 2 inches per hour. At daylight the Hugh Inglis & the Earl St Vincent courses down astern. AM Shifted the Top Sail with the best. Sailmaker on the best Top Sail. Lat 26.16S Long 40.40E

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Towards England

Wednesday 6th May 1807.
C&D WSW 161 A fresh breeze SE & fair weather throughout. At 2pm repeated signal 165 to the Dundas, at 5pm repeated No 48. Ships Leak 2 inches per hour. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Carried away the Royal Sail. Sailmaker repairing the best fore Sail. Lat 27.49S Long 37.53E

Thursday 7th May 1807.
C&D WSW 163. A pleasant breeze SSE throughout latterly increasing. Crossed the new Royal Yards. Pumped the Ship out. At 8am repeated Signal No 65 to the St Vincent Answered Signal to us 177. Sailmaker on the old fore Stay Sail. Caulkers on the Water Ways. Lat 28.38S Long 35.2E.

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Ship Ganges Friday 8th May 1807.
C&D WSW 95. A light pleasant variable breeze & fine weather throughout. Signal 211 to the Hugh Inglis with a Gun & 48 to the Fleet. Ships Leak 1½ inches per hour. Signal Dundas Lowered down the Small Cutter & sent her on board. People usefully employed. Sailmaker on a new Flying Jib. Caulkers on the Water Ways. Lat 29.10S Long 33.22E

Saturday 9th May 1807.
C&D WbS 99. A light pleasant breeze from the Westward throughout. Ships Leak 1½ inches per hour. At ½ past 9am repeated Signal 162 to the Walthamstow & 265 to the Alexander. Washed the Gun Deck. Trimmed Ship by the Head. Lat 29.13S Long 31.38E

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Towards England

Sunday 10th May 1807.
C&D WbS¼S 110. A pleasant breeze & fine weather throughout. At ½ past 2 Came on board an Officer from the Commodore. At 10pm Departed this Life John Saunders Sailmaker. Ships Leak 1½ inches per hour. AM Performed Divine Service and committed the body of the deceased to the deep. Lat 29.35S Long 29.27E

Monday 11th May 1807.
C&D WbS 14 A pleasant breeze from the NEbN fine weather throughout. At ½ past 2pm repeated Signal 111 to the Alexander. Ships Leak 1½ inches per hour. At 9am repeated Signal 65 to the Dundas & made Signal 308 with the Dundas’s Pendant out the Small cutter on board of that Ship. Sailmaker on a new Flying Jib & repairing the Main Top Stay Sail. People usefully employed. Lat 30.29S Long 26.38E.

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Ship Ganges

Tuesday May 12th 1807.
C&D WbS 124. A fresh breeze NE throughout with hazy weather. under Easy Sail for greater part of this log for the Earl St Vincent & Asia. Leak 2 inches per hour. At Noon saw the Land on the African Coast near Christmas Rivers at N to NNW off shore 9 or 10 Leagues. Experienced a strong Current to the South. Lat 30.58S Long 24.16E

Wednesday May 13th 1807.
C&D SW 184. Fresh breeze ENE throughout. At 2pm repeated signal 65 to the Earl St Vincent. At Sunset extremes of the Land WbN to NE High inland mountains NW dist. 8 or 9 Leagues. At ½ past 6am repeated 205 to the Castlereagh. Sailmaker on the Flying Jib. At Noon Castlereagh not in sight. Altered Course to WbN per Signal. Very strong Current. Lat 33.50S Long 21.48E.

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Towards England

Thursday May 14th 1807.
C&D WSW 90. First & middle parts unsettled weather latterly hard Squalls from the NW & the usual indications of an approaching Gale. At 2pm repeated Signal 126 & 93 to the St Vincent & 48 to the Fleet. [many Signals] Ships Leak 4 inches per hour. At Noon Reefed the Top Sails. Lat 35.20S Long 20.0E

Friday May 15th 1807.
C&D SW10 10. The first & middle parts of this log a Strong Gale latterly increasing with a high Sea from the West. Ship Straining & labouring much & making from 9 to 12 inches of Water per hour. Pumps continuously at work. At Daylight 4 Sail only in sight. At ½ past 11 the St Vincent passed us on the Larboard Tack with the Signal flying to close. Then saw the Commodore bearing NWbN. At Noon the Fleet in sight except the Castlereagh. The Sovereign hauled down to leeward with Signals flying, could not distinguish what they were. Lat 35.27S Long 19.52E.

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Ship Ganges

Saturday 16th May 1807.
C&D West 65. First & middle parts variable Winds WNW & unsettled Weather. latterly a pleasant Breeze & fair with much Swell & strong Ripplings throughout. At 1pm on passing the Commodore a Signal for having sprung a Leak of 9 inches per hour. Same time a Signal of Inability to wear after him on account of our Rolling so much to when before the Wind as to endanger the Masts. At ¼ past 1 our Signal "Are you in want of immediate assistance?" which we answered in the Negative. At ½ past 1 our Signal by telegraph, "How long do you want to remain on the Larboard Tack." Answer "Till less Sea." At 9pm Commodore hailed us & desired. Lat 35.40 long 18.31E.

Saturday 16th May 1807 continued.
to know if we were then able to wear. There being less swell, answered in the Affirmative & wore after him. Stood under Easy Sail till daylight. At Daylight up Top Gallant Masts & Yards and made sail. At 9am our Signal to make all possible Sail, repeated same Signal to the Asia with a Gun. At ½ past 10 made Signal Telegraph to the Commodore that our Leak had increased to 12 inches. At 11 made Signal to the Commodore “I want Pump Screws when an Opportunity affords. Will you send them to me." Answer "We have none." Signal from the Dundas to us "I can spare what you asked for. Send me a Boat." Came too & sent the Small Cutter on board the Dundas. Committed the body [Dr Price, a passenger] of the deceased to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. NB Pumps constantly at work throughout this log. Lat (obs) 35.55S Long 22.33E (obs).

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Towards England

Sunday 17th May 1807.
C&D NW 195. At 1pm Small Cutter returned with the Screws; hoisted her in, & made Sail: found the Leak increasing to 17 inches per hour. I made Signal to that effect. Signal 71 from the Commodore to the Dundas in consequence. At midnight the Leak increasing to 10 inches per hour. Pumped Ship constantly. At 10am repeated Signal 93 to the Dundas & Hugh Inglis. At ¼ before Noon saw the Land about Cape Vaccas [Cape Town S.A.] bearing NbW distance 12 or 15 Leagues. Made Signal for the above to the Commodore. Blowing too fresh to admit of the Performance of Divine Service. Lat 34.45S Long 17.1E

Monday 18th May 1807.
C&D WbN 10. First part a fresh Gale middle & latter parts more moderate. Ship labouring much throughout & making 11 inches per hour. At Sunset extremes of the Land NWbN to ENE. At Daylight Signal 111. At 8 am Signal 100 to the St Vincent. At 9 repeated 235 to the Dundas, answering "Fine weather." Signal 93 to the Asia. Sailmaker on the old Flying Jib. Lat 35.5S Long 16.50E

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Ship Ganges

Tuesday 19th May 1807.
C&D South 74. Strong Gales & a lofty Sea throughout. Ship labouring much pitching violently & making 12 inches of Water per hour. At 5pm answered Signal 49 Compass Signal WNW. Pumped Ship constantly the whole of this log, but affre----[?] notwithstanding that the G’d Tees[?] is considerably damaged from the Waters being discoloured & the Ship laying over whilst under a Press of Sail. At Daylight the Fleet to windward & for the most part under the same Sails with a westerly wind blowing too fresh to admit setting Main Sail with any Degree of Prudence. At noon the Fleet Signal uncertain but could not distinguish the Commodore. Lat 36.14S Long 16.50E

Wednesday 20th May 1807.
C&D ----. Fresh Gales & squally in the first part, middle & latter parts more moderate. At 3pm Wore Ship to join the Fleet & at 4 the Commodore wore likewise. At 6pm the Commodore bore up, hailed & ordered us in unusually harsh Terms & coarse Language to set Reefs & set the Main Sail & in consequence though the weather appears by no means settled, & the Ships Company much fatigued at the Pumps. On the Commodore passing under our Stern informed him the Ship was making 12 inches Water per hour, & that though in Obedience of his Orders the Reefs should be put out & Main Sail set, yet if anything changed for the worse through the night, they would most certainly [do ao].

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Wed 20th May continued.
C&D NW 15. be taken in again. In reply he expressed himself perfectly careless about the Leak & therefore considered it my Duty to acquaint him that whilst in his Command of the Ganges with Lives & Property of so much value on Trust to my Care, I should At all Times carry all Sail that was consistent with Prudence but no more. At Daylight made Signal by Telegraph to the Commodore “How have I merited your Displeasure!!“ Answer “By delaying the Convoy since the Gale I had no courses set all yesterday". At 9 Out 2nd reefs & clos'd with the Commodore under a press of Sail. At 10 all Expressed by Telegraph as follows "My one Course was set all yesterday I did not think it prudent in this leaky Ship to set the Main one She will go to leeward in a Gale even with all sails, more than any ship in the Fleet carry all sail that is prudent in this large valuable but weak & leaky ship it is my Duty to carry no more. At 3pm Signal from St Vincent to the Commodore by Telegraph "I am very leaky - Do not press me with Sail." Answer "So!!! So!!!". Being with the Earl St Vincent in AM made Signal to her by Telegraph “ Are you leaky” answered “Yes. I cannot carry much Sail. 12 inches of Water per hour.” Lat 36.15S long 16.3E.

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Ship Ganges

Thursday 21st May 1807.
C&D ---- ----. First part Squally & unsettled Westward middle & latter parts a strong Gale. At 2pm saw four Strange Sail to the Westward. Commodore making Signal to them. At ½ past 3 the HC Ship Bengal passed us when we heard that her Companions were the Metcalf, City of London & Devonshire outward bound. At Daylight St Vincent Wore burnt a Blue Light. Hard Squalls. At 8pm The Commodore far to windward & gradually increasing his distance from us which we have not the power to prevent. St Vincent SWbW 5 miles. The Commodore out of sight altogether. At 2am Seeing nothing of the Commodore or any Ship but the Earl St Vincent, the Sea rising we drove further to the Southward. & the Ship pitching violently thought it most advisable for her safety to wear & steered to the Northward. Wore accordingly & hung a Blue Light to denote our Situation to the St Vincent who wore herself shortly afterwards. The Commodore it is evident has ceased to think of us any longer worth his Protection. NB Ship making 14 inches per hour Pumps constantly at work the whole of this log. Lat ---- Long (obs) 21.0E.

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Towards England

Friday 22nd May 1807.
C&D ---- 13. Strong Gales & lofty Sea throughout. Split the Main Top Sail. Ship working & straining much & making 17 to 20 inches Water per hour, At Sunset the Earl St Vincent out of sight to windward, Shifted Main Top Sail with the 2nd best. At 9am Saw a Strange Sail to the Eastward. Made the Private Signal to her which she did not answer. At 10 Cleared Ship for Action hove up & brought her where she proved to be a Bremen Vessel last from Batavia & homeward bound. Lowered down the Small Cutter & sent the 5 Officers on board her for her Master & Papers. At Noon he returned with them when the latter appeared perfectly Regular & we were in consequence under the Necessity of receiving the former though with strong Suspicion of his Cargo being Enemy's Property. At 10am Earl St Vincent in sight to windward. Bearing up towards us. On the Master of Bremen before leaving us gave him Directions to Keep Company till I had communicated with Captain Jones as my Senior Officer. Respecting him & had his concurrence in allowing the Vessel to proceed on her Voyage without further Detention. Lat (obs) 37.36S Long (obs) 20.34E.

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Ship Ganges

Saturday 23rd May 1807.
Strong Gales NNW throughout. Ship making 17 to 20 inches per hour. At 2pm Communicated our sentiments respecting the Stranger to the Earl St Vincent by Telegraph to Captain Jones having expressed similar ones in reply. Hoisted the Colours & fired a Gun as a Sign that he was no longer under Detention. Informed Captain Jones by Telegraph that our Leak had increased to 17 inches: begged he would keep company & requested the assistance of 25 Men if he could spare them the first opportunity. PM Having reason to believe the principal Leak is forward got the Provisions, stowed them when in fine weather, to tr----[?] s----[?] each of the Sale[?], & placed them in the Aftermost Berth. Stowed also 20 Butts of Salt Water that had been filled at the same time with a similar venue[?], & in AM down Fore Top Gallant Mast and Rigging. In Spritsail Yard & stowed it on the Booms towards aft more Provisions. Wore the Ship’s Bows & reduced the Top as much as possible. Sailmaker repairing best Main Top Sail. At 10am Signal from the Earl St Vincent to steer NW by Telegraph as follows: “We have two Pumps still going. Shall I detain the Stranger? Will you wait” Answered “The Stranger is detainable I think but as we are leaky Ships better perhaps let her go unless you can spare men sufficient for us all". At 3 Passenger's Servants as well as Ship's Company pumping this log. Lat ---- Long (obs) 37.33E.

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Towards England

Sunday 24th May 1807.
C&D West 42 miles. Unsettled weather throughout with much Swell from the SW. Ship Rolling deep & making from 17 to 24 inches per hour. Pumps constantly at work. PM Signal for Longitude. Made Signal by Telegraph to the Earl St Vincent ”My principal Leak is I believe forward about the Stem”. At AM Saw 2 Strange Sail to the SE made the Private Signal which one of them answered. Made Signal to the Earl St Vincent that “The Strangers are Friends” also “My Leak is certainly forward; I am trimming the Ship aft, & must proceed under very easy Sail". AM In Company with Chief Officers, Gunner & Carpenter (2nd Officer as well) I surveyed the Ships Bows in the Lazaretto & Magazine & found them generally very open, more particularly so, in the wake of the Head knees on the Larboard Side where indeed the principal Leak appears to be. Employed trimming Water, Shot & Provisions aft. Got the boom in & unrigged it & sent the Main Top Gallant Mast down on the Deck with all its Rigging. Booms off the Yards in order to reduce the Top Weight Ship much more easy in consequence. Sailmaker finished the main Top Sail. Scrubbed the Gun Deck Beams with Vinegar. Send out fresh Provisions & Wheat to the Ship's Company who continue in better health than could possibly be expected. Omitted the Performance of Divine Service from the causes as per Log. Lat ---- Long (obs) 20.40E.

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Ship Ganges

Monday 25th May 1807.
C&D --- 44 miles. First part Strong Gales NWbW, middle & latter parts moderate & fair. PM The Leak being 24 inches per hour hove overboard the 4 foremost Guns between Decks to relieve the Ship. At 8am made a Blue Light on each side to denote our Situation to the St Vincent & two Strangers. At 9pm The Earl St Vincent passed within Hail, At Daylight the Strangers out of sight ahead. At 9am went on board the Earl St Vincent & communicated the particulars of our Situation to Captain Jones. On returning at Noon out 4 & 3 reefs & made Sail. Ship's Leak rather decreasing. Lat (obs) 36.23S Long (obs) 21.1E

Tuesday 26th May 1807.
C&D ---- 77. Moderate weather throughout. PM Completed lashing & frapping the cut water to the Knight Heads, & otherwise securing the Figure & we Find the Sheathing & Copper entirely stripped off the Stem down as low as 7 or 8 feet below the surface of the Water. Sailmaker employed preparing the new Mizzen Top Gallant Sail with Strakings Oakum &c. to put over the Bows with the hope of reducing the Leak in some measure & relieving the Ship's Company from such constant labour at the Pumps. AM Washed the Gun Deck & swayed the Main Yard higher up. Ships Leak 14 to 18 inches per hour. Lat ---- Log (obs) 20.59E.

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Towards England

Wednesday 27th May 1807.
C&D ---- 48. First part increasing breeze NW cloudy middle & latter parts hard Gales & a lofty Sea. Ship rolling much & straining in every part of her. Leak uncertain Pumps constantly at work. At 10am discovered that the Stem Post had in the most alarming & extraordinary manner parted from the Dead Wood abaft at least two inches. That the Rudder had settled aft in consequence & in taking the Tiller with it, had fare'd the Tiller Rope off the Sweep. Resolved immediately to lighten the Ship aft, by clearing the Gun Room of Cargo & the Passengers having very handsomely offered their Services, employed all Hands on board that could be spared from the Pumps to affect these object. Made Signal to the St Vincent that we were in Distress & wanted assistance, though from the state of the weather it appeared impossible that she could afford any. Lat (obs) 37.30S Long 9obs) 21.24E.

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Loss of the Ganges

Thursday May 28th 1807.
C&D ----. Gale decreasing in the first part, middle part unsettled Westerly, latterly (almost providential circumstances) fine weather, Sea gradually subsiding throughout the 24 hours, but still sufficiently high to endanger the Masts at every Roll, & Finding our Situation every moment more & more precarious & distressing. All Hands that could be spared from the Pumps employed on clearing the Gun Room of Teas & throwing overboard all the Upper Deck Guns but one for Signals, could not ---[?]tune from the Height of the Sea to open the Lower Deck Ports, & were therefore unable to do the same thing by those below. At 7pm having nearly cleared the Gun Room fearing an increase of the Leak forward if the Ship were again brought up by the Head ceased throwing over the Cargo for the Night. Pumps at work without a moments Intermission & as yet no appearance of the Leak’s gaining upon them. Repeated offers from the Passengers to work at them but the People being still in good spirits & working remarkably well thought it most prudent not to accept them till indispensably necessary. Burnt Blue Lights, fired Guns through the night to denote our Situation to the Earl St Vincent. About 1am Saw a Blue Light in answer to ours from her bearing NW Same time made a Report that the Leak gained upon the Pumps notwithstanding which the exertion of the Crew continued as great & as meritorious as ever. At 4am 5 feet Water in the well as near as it could be ascertained the Leak still increasing, still gaining upon the pumps.

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East Indiaman

Thursday May 28th 1807 [continued to midday on the 29th ].
C&D ----. At 5am Saw second Blue Light in the NW 2 miles. & at Daylight to our great Joy discerned the Earl St Vincent in that Direction standing towards us under all the Sail that it was either prudent or perhaps even possible for her to carry. Made the Signal of Distress to her. Set the Mizzen Top Sail close Reefed to steady the Ship. & keep her to the Wind. At ¾ past 5am there being 6 feet of Water in the Hold & still gaining on the Pumps, called a Consultation of the four sworn Officers & Carpenters respecting the State of the Ship, & the most proper Mode of Conduct in a Situation so dangerous to herself, so distressing to all on board; when the opinions being unanimous that the Ship was no longer tenable with safety to the Lives of her Passengers & Crew, resolved to abandon her to her Fate as soon as possible, & immediately communicated this Resolution to the Passengers, who unanimously approved it. Made Signal by Telegraph to the Earl St Vincent “Ship is sinking. Send Boats” & fired a Gun repeatedly. At 7am communicated to the Ship's Company the substance of our Resolutions as above stated, urged them at the same Time to do their Duty to the last & observe with much Satisfaction that their exertions at the Pumps continued as great as ever. At 8am, a favourable opportunity offering itself from the Ship rolling less amply than before, out Yawl, & fortunately without accident veered her astern & made her fast. At 10am having succeeded in getting the Ship before the Swell & there being less Motion in consequence, the Tackles being Hooked & Ready, Yards secured, every Passenger in the Ship must nobly and

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Loss of the Ganges

Thursday May 28th continued.
handsomely assisting, & the whole Ships Company on Deck, my perfect good Orders, & in their Stations; set all taut & in five Minutes by the blessing of God, got the launch safely into the Water, veered her astern & made her fast, the St Vincent being still at some distance from us & making little progress from its now being nearly calm, & the Swell still driving us farther to the Seaward. At ½ past 10 a light breeze springing up set the Fore & Fore Top Sails & wore round on the Starboard Tack. Lat (obs) 38.14S.

Friday May 29th 1807.
Light Airs & cloudy in the PM. AM a light breeze & fair. The swell much gone down but the Ship still rolling dreadfully rendering it dangerous for the Boats to take Persons on board whether astern or alongside. At ½ past Noon the St Vincent being still nearly four miles from us there being 7 ft of Water in the Well the Stem Post being now four inches off the Dead Wood, & the Ship ungovernable by the Helm got the Launch at all risks alongside, having in vain attempted to put the Ladies on board of her out of the Stern Gallery though the Railing was cut away for the purpose. At ¾ past Noon she left us with all the Passengers except Mr Rolliston [Rolleston] of the Bombay Civil Establishment who insisted in a Manner the most friendly to me &

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East Indiaman

[Friday May 29th continued].
most honourable to himself on remaining on board till my Officers & Self quitted the Ship. At 1pm the Yawl left us with the sick People & some others. Ships Company & Soldiers of HM 77 Reg’t. doing duty on board still working at the Pumps with unabated vigour & Good Will. At 3pm 8 feet Water in the Well & the Ship settling fast. At ¾ past 4, 9 feet Water in the Well & seeing the Launch return to us called the People up from the Pumps. Down both Cutters & sent them off as full as prudence would permit with Orders not to return. At 6 the Launch, Yawl & one of the St Vincent’s Boats came alongside & by ½ past 5 had all left the Ship again full of People, the 3rd & 5th Officers in charge of the Launch & Yawl. Immediately after the Boats had quitted us mustered the people & there being 49 Men still on board, Mr Rolliston [Rolleston], Chief, fourth & sixth Officers & myself included again set the Pumps to work as the Night was closing in fast & the St Vincent was still some distance from us. At 6pm in Company with the Chief Officer, Gunner & Carpenter visited the Gun Room for the last time, found the Head of the Stem Post had forsaken the Transom full six inches. The Garboard Seam of the Counter 2 inches open for 6 or 7 feet down at least, the wood Ends 5 inches off the Stem Post & all the counter Timbers gone at the Hull. At ½ past 8pm the St Vincent’s Boat & the Yawl once more came alongside & then not till then were the pumps finally quitted by my Order. Filled the two Boats & dispatched them to return no more. Ten Minutes afterwards the Launch came back to us & at ¾ past 8, accompanied by Mr Rolliston [Rolleston], the Chief, fourth,

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Loss of the Ganges

Friday May 29th Continued.
& sixth Officers all that remained of the Ship's Company. I quitted the unfortunate Ganges with Three Cheers from us all & twenty minutes afterwards boarded the St Vincent in safety where we were received by Captain Jones with all that Feeling & Humanity which has distinguished his Conduct since our separation from the Fleet and here, before the journey of this eventful Voyage is finally closed. I consider it to be my Duty to state, that on leaving the Ship she had ten feet of water in the well, that she had settled half way up her Bends, that she was wholly ungovernable by the Helm, that the Poop Desk & Upper works generally were in Motion & that as no human Means were left untried, so were no human Power equal to save her from destruction. At Daylight the St Vincent from causes as must appear in her Log Book having made too little progress in the Night Saw the Ship about 5 miles off with her Masts, Yards & Sails in the same Situation as the former evening. At 7am Captain Jones in compliance with my request bore up towards her & at 9, accompanied by Mr Rolleston the Chief & 4th Officers & a full complement of men for the Boat, pulled towards her in the Launch with the hope of saving some part (however small) of the Property on board. As we approached the Ship, observed the Water running out of the Scuttles on the Gun Deck, & that the For Castle was at times completely buried in the Waves. Under such circumstances the Ship being evidently in a sinking state we considered

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it most prudent to relinquish our object & therefore immediately returned to the St Vincent at that time not more than a Quarter of a Mile distant. About 5 minutes before Noon got alongside of her again & fortunate it was that we did do for scarcely had the Launch been secured in that situation before the Ganges with three close reefed Top Sails set upon her Fore & Main Yards square Cross Jack Yard braced up, & Miz Stay Sail Sheet aft, Fore Sail in the brails & Helm lashed all in a most extraordinary manner payed off before the Wind & in the lapse of one minute sunk entirely, going down by the Head for masts with all her masts standing except the Main Top Mast which on the Main Yards touching the Water broke off at the Caps & fell forwards; & leaving on the minds of upwards of four hundred Persons who were witness to this most awful scene an impression which the feeling Heart may perhaps conceive but which never can, I think, by the ablest Pen, be with Justice described. Lat (obs) 38.22 South is where this Journal of the ill-fated Ship closes for me !!!

T. T. Harington [signed]

Earl St Vincent's Longitude (obs) 19.50E.


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List of Ship's Company Ganges 4th Voyage
continued from page 14.
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal 7th September 1805
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
1 Alexr McGregor Murray Major
2 Charles Maxwell Brevet Major
3 Nathl Benjafield Captain
4 Gustavus Rochfort Captain [Gustavus Rochfort, (circa 1784-1958), of Rochfort, Co Westmeath, Ireland. See: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/rochfort-gustavus-1784-1848 for his biography and family.]
5 Charles Rutledge Lieutenant
6 Henry Wise Lieutenant
7 Colin Campbell Lieutenant
8 John Moir Lieutenant
9 William Hare Lieutenant
10 Alexr Beck Lieutenant
11 Roger Park Lieutenant Drowned at Saugor [20th September 1805]
12 Chs W Mainwaring Lieutenant
13 George Coote Ensign
14 Edwd W Bray Ensign
15 Thos Smith Ensign
16 Adam Logan Assist Surgeon
17 Lawrance Hand Sergeant
18 John Ibbetson Sergeant
19 Felix O'Connor Sergeant
20 Henry O'Connor Sergeant
21 James Robertson Sergeant
22 Wm Thompson Sergeant
23 Richd Williams Sergeant
24 James Fletcher Sergeant
25 Willm Snook Sergeant
26 John Simmons Sergeant
27 Robt Fletcher Sergeant
28 Francis Hales Sergeant
29 Saml Mosely Sergeant
30 John Phipps Sergeant
31 Patr: Lowler Sergeant
32 Michael Hart Sergeant
33 George Mutch Sergeant
34 Wm Figurs Sergeant
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
35 Christa Hagerty Sergeant
36 Pat Jenkins Sergeant
37 Isaac Ligan Sergeant
38 Robt McConnel Sergeant
39 John Sulivan Sergeant
40 Thos Atkinson Corporal
41 Francis Finnity[?] Corporal
42 James Howarth Corporal
43 Thos Hughs Corporal
44 John Heran Corporal
45 Antony Hopkins Corporal
46 Andw McCane[?] Corporal
47 John Gillispee Corporal
48 Jeffrey Leech Corporal
49 Thos Austin Corporal
50 Edwd Hobbs Corporal
51 Joseph Lacey Corporal
52 Jas McNamara Corporal
53 Timophy Quin Corporal
54 Danl Roads Corporal
55 Wm Goodacre Corporal
56 Wm George Corporal
57 John Carrol Corporal
58 Thos Smith Corporal
59 Hugh Burke Corporal
60 John Heffron Corporal
61 Thos Jones Corporal
62 Lawr[en]ce Marlow Corporal
63 Mat[he]w Stewart Corporal
64 Simon Telly Corporal
65 David Jones Drummer
66 Oliver Keating Drummer
67 Hugh McIntire Drummer
68 Alexr Taylor Drummer
69 Robt Bruce Drummer

Continued





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Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal Continued.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
70 John Mathews Drummer
71 Thos McManes Drummer
72 Richd Thomas Drummer
73 Pat Jenkins Drummer
74 Thos[?] Miller Drummer
75 Thos Burke (1st) Private
76 Wm Badderon Private
77 Saml Brownlow Private
78 Wm Bayley Private
79 Thos Burke (2nd) Private
80 James Brown Private
81 Alexr Bissel Private
82 John Balls Private
83 Michl Brophy[?] Private
84 Michl Broaghy Private
85 Pat Barey Private
86 Benny Brady Private
87 David Butler Private
88 Danl Carmerhan Private
89 Timophy Cooper Private
90 Thos Custin Private
91 James Cain Private
92 John Conner (1st) Private
93 Joseph Cook Private
94 John Connor[?] (2nd) Private
95 Barthw Cryne[?] Private
96 Peter Cash Private
97 Pat Clooney Private
98 Michl Cryer Private
99 Mathw Caulfield Private
100 John Cartland Private
101 Wm Carnyar Private
102 John Dugan Private
103 John Duncan Private
104 Dennis Dean Private
105 John Dauphy Private
106 John Dewin Private
107 Pat Freril[?] Private
108 Luke Frard Private
109 Francis Furry Private

Continued

No. Names Rank [Remarks]
110 Stephen Fisher Private
111 Thos Fisher Private
112 James Foady Private
113 Wm Greenwood Private
114 Wm Greive Private
115 James Hagan Private
116 John Hogg Private
117 John Hunt Private
118 Francis Jones Private
119 Flowr Jones Private
120 Edwd Jourdan Private
121 Thos Jones Private
122 Willm Kearer Private
123 Edwd Killey Private
124 John Killbride Private
125 Simon Kelley Private
126 Lodick Little Private
127 James Mcgue Private
128 Dugald McDonald Private
129 Peter Mackay Private
130 Richd Magrew Private
131 Luke McLachlin Private
132 Mark Michan Private
133 Robt McNamee Private
134 Pat McDunold Private
135 Thos McDonald Private
136 Pat McDurmot Private
137 Thos Manning Private
138 Michl Mahon Private
139 Michl Nightland Private
140 John Newland Private
141 Jeremiah O'Conner Private
142 John O'Day Private
143 James O'Donald Private
144 Thos O'Bryan Private
145 Thos Philips Private
146 Thos Richardson Private
147 Thos Rorly Private
148 Thos Rice Private
149 Willm Ryan Private

Continued

[Log - page 278:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal Continued.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
150 Samuel Shepherd Private
151 John Henry Slaughness Private
152 Alexr Seery Private
153 Michl Shea Private
154 Richd Thomas Private
155 Michl Trown Private
156 James Freeman Private
157 Edwd Tresan Private
158 Pat Taylor Private
159 John Tandy Private
160 James Terry Private
161 Wm Troynne[?] Private
162 Thomas Toole Private
163 Thos Williams Private
164 Joseph Winnot Private
165 Francis Woods Private
166 Mathw McCormick Private
167 Pat McDurnol Private
168 Richd Hare Private
169 John Booth Private
170 James Benmett Private
171 Andrew Bloxan Private
172 Nicholas Burke Private
173 James Brady Private
174 Joseph Bayley Private
175 Joseph Crane Private
176 Joseph Crawford Private
177 Francis Cassely Private
178 Pat Cardin Private
179 Thos Carno-in[?] Private
180 Robt Dunthy Private
181 George Dane Private
182 Michl Darwin Private
183 Michl Devany Private
184 Cornelius Finy Private
185 Danl Friery]?] Private
186 Darby Ford Private
187 George Flood Private
188 John Flyn Private

Continued

No. Names Rank [Remarks]
189 James Toole Private
190 John Woods Private
191 Francis Finlay Private
192 Pat Ferguson Private
193 Michl Fenning Private
194 John Glyn Private
195 Redmond Green Private
196 Martin Groughan Private
197 Michl Hartnell Private
198 Dennis Hamson Private
199 James Hadding Private
200 Thos Hamilton Private
201 John Kelly Private
202 James Johnson Private
203 Michl Kelley Private
204 James Linnal Private
205 Pat Lyons Private
206 Joseph Lindsay Private
207 Thos Levy Private
208 Pat Laynard Private
209 Mickal Linskay Private
210 James Mallin Private
211 Peter Mallin Private
212 John Maguire Private
213 Dennis Macklin Private
214 John Mcnanulty Private
215 John Morgan Private
216 Thos Monorken Private
217 Bryant Moloy Private
218 Wm Mahan Private
219 Peter Mannian Private
220 Peter McLaughlan Private
221 John McTierney Private
222 Terris[?] O'Donnel Private
223 Thos O'Bryan Private
224 Michl Paddin Private
225 Andrew Quin Private
226 John Quigley Private
227 Pat Rimington Private

Continued

[Log - page 279:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal Continued.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
228 Thomas Smith Private
229 Edwd Sheeby Private
230 Dennis Tyhurn Private
231 John Tully Private
232 Pat: Welsh Private
233 Michl Welsh Private
234 Pat Ward Private
235 John King Private
236 John Tulle Private
237 John Bone Private
238 John Brere Private
239 Henry Steve[?] Private
240 James Barrett Private
241 Peter Burke Private
242 James Best Private
243 Peter Cane Private
244 Peter Cannon Private
245 Pat Carney Private
246 Michl Casey Private
247 James Casey Private
248 John Colinan Private
249 John Carrey Private
250 John Cantwell Private
251 Pat Cunningham Private
252 Geo: Colliar Private
253 Charles Chalton Private
254 Richd Cavannysh Private
255 Pat Clifford Private
256 Philip Dougherty Private
257 Pat Delaney Private
258 Lewis Denson Private
259 Peter Dansey Private
260 Wm Dunn Private
261 Danl Delaney Private
262 John Ellis Private
263 Michl Finn Private
264 James Godghey Private
265 Michl Graham Private
266 Pat Gillighan Private

Continued

No. Names Rank [Remarks]
267 John Carey/Casey Private
268 Willm Hanley Private
269 Wm Hogan Private
270 Michl Haugley Private
271 Michl Halannan Private
272 Thos Kenery Private
273 John Hougton Private
274 Owen Hanley Private
275 John Jgo [Jago?] Private
276 Patt Kirwin Private
277 Jas Kilgannon Private
278 James Kenedy Private
279 Patt Little Private
280 Nichs Lamb Private
281 Ambrose Lynam Private
282 Michl Levell Private
283 John McLeod Private
284 John McCrea Private
285 Wm McLean Private
286 Wm McFarlane Private
287 Michl McCabe Private
288 John MaGree Private
289 James McDonald Private
290 D-[?] McDurmott Private
291 John Mard Private
292 Wm Madden Private
293 Wm Moyle Private
294 Hugh Murphy Private
295 Michl Macnamara Private
296 Michl McDurmot Private
297 Jas Murphy Private
298 Peter Mallon Private
299 Francis McKanna Private
300 David Morgan Private
301 Simon McTayne Private
302 John McLaughlin Private
303 Thos[?] Maley Private
304 Richard Many Private
305 Michl Maland Private

Continued

[Log - page 280:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal Continued.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
306 Michael Lynam Private
307 Thos Noonan Private
308 Wm Nowland Private
309 Philip O'Neal Private
310 Danl O'Brian Private
311 Roger O'Hara Private
312 Pat Phipps Private
313 Geo: Petrie Private
314 Saml Ryan Private
315 John Rothwell Private
316 Wm Rush Private
317 John Reynolds Private
318 Charles Roden Private
319 Jerry Roe Private
320 Edward Ryan Private
321 Francis Reele Private
322 Edward Sheehan[?] Private
323 John Scott Private
324 Peter Sheeley Private
325 Miles Stanton Private
326 John Sesnan Private
327 John Sammons Private
328 James Sulivan Private
329 John Teggart Private
330 Thos Tharfry[?] Private
331 Thos Thwite Private
332 Pat: Tomey Private
333 Henry Victory Private
334 Roger Wade Private
335 Peter Hare Private
336 Michael Wall Private
337 Michael Cockrane Private
338 Patrick Cosgrove Private
309 Philip O'Neal Private
339 William Murray Private
340 Michl Cunningham Private
341 Peter Culler Private
342 Thos Cavray[?] Private
343 John Andrews Private

Continued

No. Names Rank [Remarks]
344 Owen Burke Private
345 William Bacon Private
346 James Blake Private
347 Pat: Brown Private
348 Pat Bogley Private
349 Giles Barell [Bonsull?] Private
350 Richard Burke Private
351 Derrick Breslow Private
352 James Boland Private
353 Wm Bradley Private
354 Pat Bacnan (2) Private
355 Thos Barnes Private
356 John Bowen Private
357 Jas Brenan Private
358 Jas Coolery Private
359 Pat Clooney Private
360 Hugh Carney Private
361 Jas Connor Private
362 Thos Clarke Private
363 John Crowley Private
364 Alexr Durnon Private
365 Willm Divett Private
366 Mark Duffee Private
367 Geo: Dunn Private
368 Pat Dunn Private
369 Michl Donohue Private
370 Pat Dooner Private
371 Thos Dunn Private
372 John Dooner Private
373 Edward Draw Private
374 Henry Drane Private
375 Peter Dogherty Private
376 John Dixon Private
377 James Dogherty Private
378 Thos Everett Private
379 Thos Earley Private
380 Pat Trimming Private
381 Michl Flanery[?] Private
382 Edward Feeney Private

Continued

[Log - page 281:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges from Madras to Bengal.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
383 Simon Fallon Private
384 Michl Finnan Private
385 John Flererty Private
386 Jas Flanaghan Private
387 Peter Farrell Private
388 Joseph Flyn Private
389 Peter Finee Private
390 William Flood Private
391 Edwd Fallon Private
392 Thomas Farley Private
393 Pat Gorman Private
394 Pat Garretty Private
395 Bryant Gillen Private
396 Thos Galespee Private
397 Mathew Higgins Private
398 Wm Harriot Private
399 John Hart Private
400 Pat Hines Private
401 Jas Hurwood Private
402 John Harrison Private
403 Robt Harwood Private
404 Pat Healey Private
405 Edward Jain Private
406 William Jennings Private
407 Wm Johnston Private
408 James Jones Private
409 James Herron Private
410 James Kelley Private
411 Anthony Kilfold Private
412 Michl Kilcannon Private
413 John Killoran Private
414 Hugh Killuher[?] Private
415 John Leonard Private
416 Edward Lacey Private
417 Pat Lackery Private
418 John Lockery Private

Continued









No. Names Rank [Remarks]
419 James Long Private
420 John McDoole Private
421 Mathw McDonnell Private
422 George McNeil Private
423 Daniel Moloy Private
424 Geo: Mullenchamp Private
425 Pat McDonough Private
426 James Mckue Private
427 Jerry McDemott Private
428 Michael Mooney Private
429 John Mullen Private
430 Mathew Manis[?] Private
431 Charles Malon Private
432 Alexander Mallen Private
433 Willm McEvory Private
434 Tim McEvory Private
435 Colin Makenzie Private
436 Thos Nicholson Private
437 Thos Noone Private
438 Pat Osborne Private
439 John Payne Private
440 Richd Pendegrass Private
441 Lawrence Quin Private
442 Pat Ruby Private
443 Wm Drucke Private
444 Nichs Stapleton Private
445 Pat Sweeney Private
446 John Smith Private
447 Chs Tyman Private
448 Edward Walsh Private
449 Owen Wine Private
450 Thos White Private
451 James Higgins Private
452 James Gurneys Private
453 John Byon[?] Private
454 John Ruby Private
455 Edward Bannon Private
456 Wm Bannon Private

Continued

[Log - page 282:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
457 Thos Barnacle Private
458 Joseph Buch Private
459 Miles Brenock Private
460 Pat Brenan Private
461 Geo: Brewster Private
462 Pat Broderic (1) Private
463 Pat Broderic (2) Private
464 Edward Caddy Private
465 Martyn Calaghan Private
466 John Carter Private
467 John Caufild Private
468 Darby Coleman Private
469 Joseph Collier Private
470 Martin Canconn Private
471 John Connor Private
472 Willm Cooney Private
473 Philip Cayne Private
474 Pewter Cruse Private
475 John Cuddy Private
476 John Cuff Private
477 Pat Dogherty Private
478 Thos Donohae Private
479 Gayner Donegan Private
480 James Dowde Private
481 Willm Doyle Private
482 James Duffey Private
483 Austin Egar Private
484 Robert Eaton Private
485 Edward Eros Private
486 Bryant Ferral Private
487 Daniel Finney Private
488 Daniel Foley Private
489 John Fossit Private
490 Mark Furness Private
491 Andrew Gasney Private
492 Barney Galahar Private
493 Thomas Gannon Private

Continued

No. Names Rank [Remarks]
494 Denis Garity Private
495 Jas Gilhooty Private
496 Benjamin Hall Private
497 Pat Hanbury Private
498 Thos Hicky Private
499 John Higgins Private
500 William Hill Private
501 James Hughs Private
502 Crofton Huxley Private
503 John Jones Private
504 Thos Jordon Private
505 Willm Keegan Private
506 John Kelly Private
507 John Keena Private
508 Pat Keena Private
509 Edwd Keogh Private Died 21st Sept [Absence Book 1805, of dysentry]
510 John Kerry Private
511 Philip Kennigan[?] Private
512 Pat Kilder Private
513 Pat Lowell Private
514 Thos Lasell Private
515 John Leary Private
516 Willm Lewis Private
517 Dan Malone Private
518 Edwd Maley Private
519 Wm Mathews Private
520 Miles McAvary Private
521 John McDonald Private
522 Pat McDonald Private
523 Hugh McElgan Private
524 Thos McGorey[?] Private
525 Dennis McGhee Private
526 Pat McGhee Private
527 Pat McKeane Private
528 Jas McKennon Private
529 Colin McLane Private
530 Ross McMahone[?] Private

Continued

[Log - page 283:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
531 Francis Gilling Private
532 Chas McMullin Private
533 Miles McSherry Private
534 Pat McSherry Private
535 Nichs Mulvany Private
536 Martin Murray Private
537 Michl Noone Private
538 David Noonan Private
539 Antony Oats Private
540 Chs O'Neil Private
541 Isaac Rowell Private
542 Danl Rowgan Private
543 John Quail Private
544 Thos Reiley Private
545 Pat Reiley Private
546 Luke Russell Private
547 Thos Russell Private
548 Martin Shelly Private
549 James Sherridan Private
550 James Stewart Private
551 Benjm Stephens Private
552 Willm Stephens Private
553 Martin Toole Private
554 Pat Welsh Private
555 Willm Whelan Private
556 Thos Wilkinson Private
557 Robt Williams Private
558 Samuel Wilson Private
559 T Mullen Private
560 Owen Duffey Private

Continued









No. Names Rank [Remarks]
Women & Children Accompanying
561 Mrs Maxwell Wife of Major Maxwell
562 Mrs Benjafield Wife of Capt Benjafield
563 Mrs Rochfort Wife of Capt Rochfort
564 Jane [Williams] Wife of Richd Williams
565 Margaret [Hand] Wife of Robert Hand
566 Mary [Dunphery] Wife of John Dunphrey
567 Bridget [Trower] Wife of Michl Trower
568 Mary Brophy Wife of Michl Brophy
569 Honour Broghy Wife of Michl Broghy
570 Mary Fletcher Wife of Jas Fletcher
571 Susanna Snook Wife of Willm Snook
572 Betty Cassety Wife of Francis Cassity
573 Peggy Johnson Wife of James Johnson
574 Mary Burke Wife of Nicholas Burke
575 Ann Hales Wife of Francis Hales
576 Francis Morley Wife of Samuel Morley
577 Jane Cosgrove Wife of Pat Cosgrove
578 Margaret Scott Wife of John Scott
579 Ann Sulivan Wife of John Sulivan
580 Mary Ryan Wife of Edward Ryan
581 Mary O'Bryen Wife of Daniel O'Bryen
582 Belinda Ellis Wife of John Ellis
583 Winnifred Gilligher Wife of Pat Gilligher
584 Ellen Phipps Wife of John Phipps
585 Mary Goodacre Wife of John Goodacre
586 Elizabeth Burke Wife of Owen Burke
587 Catharine Quin Wife of Lawrence Quin
588 Mary Gilles Wife of Bryan Gilles
589 Susanna Andrews Wife of John Andrews
590 Jane Durnon Wife of Alexander Durnon
591 Mary Ligar Wife of Isaac Ligar

Continued

[Log - page 284:].
Detachment of His Majesty's 67th Regiment received on board the Ganges at Madras for Bengal - Women and Children Continued.
No. Names Rank [Remarks]
592 Bridget Jenkins Wife of Thos Jenkins
593 Mary Burke Wife of Hugh Burke
594 Fanny McMullin Wife of Charles McMullin
595 Bridget Barnicle Wife of Thomas Barnicle
596 Eliza Furness Wife of Mark Furness
597 James Brogry Son of Honour Brogry aged 2½ Years
598 Michael Brophey Son of Mary Brophey aged 3 months
599 Peter Burke Son of Mary Burke aged 5 years
600 Cairns Burke Son of Mary Burke aged 3 months
601 Mary Moseley [Moreley?] Daughter of Francis Moseley [Moreley?] aged 2 years
602 Ann Scott Daughter of Margaret Scott aged 6 months
603 William Ryan Son of Mary Ryan aged 5 months
604 Mary Ellis Daughter of Belinda Ellis aged 3 years
605 Ann Ellis Daughter of Belinda Ellis aged 3 months
606 William Goodacre Son of Mary Goodacre aged 2 years
607 William Durnon Son of Jane Durnon aged 6 months
608 James Andrews Son of Susanna Andrews aged 1½ years
609 Mary Gillis Daughter of Mary Gillis aged 2 months
610 Mary McMullin Daughter of Fanny McMullin aged 3 years


[Memo]
13th Septbr - Sarah Williams, Wife of Richard Williams delivered of a Boy

20th Septbr - Lieut R Park, fell over board & was unfortunately Drowned

21st Septbr - Edward Keough, Private, Died of a Dysentry. [See Rouch]


Transhipped at Sauger [Saugor] on board Sunday Pilot Scooners & Sloops for Calcutta: Sent by Sir John Gore of HM Ship Medusa:-

20th Septbr Officers, Men, Women & Children 396
21st Septbr Officers, Men, Women & Children 213
                                            ---
                                            609 Total

[Log - page 285:].
Continuation of Chinamen Received on board 2d April 1806.
No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
195 Ahee

196 Assam (1)

197 Ahing

198 Acquang (1)

199 Ayan

200 Aching

201 Appone

202 Attony

203 Assing
Run 4th April 1806
204 Assi

205 Aquar

206 Affong

207 Apping

208 Tochair

209 Samkan

210 Achong
Discharged being found incapable of doing duty
211 Attreck

212 Acquang (2)

213 Assam (2)

Received on board at Bombay 10th August 1806.
214 William Neal Seaman
Received on board at Bombay 1st September.
215 Jacob Pistro Carpenter
Received on board at Bombay 13th Septbr.
216 Luke Griffin Ordinary Seaman
217 John Schwernsburg 2nd Carp[enter']s Mate
Received on board at Bombay 12th October.
218 Ramjohung[?] Serang Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
219 Abraham 1st Tindale Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
220 Mohumed Inmine[?] 1st Tindale Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807

Continued

[Log - page 286:].
List of Ganges' Ship's Company - Continued.
No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
221 Perao 2nd Tindale Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
222 Abraham 2nd Tindale Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
223 Rahmut Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
224 Asraph Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
225 Bucksoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
226 Raphick Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
227 Rosm Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
228 Coadju Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
229 Bucksoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
230 Gobo Hasan Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
231 Rajoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
232 Badoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
233 Ishaa Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
234 Lewis Alexander Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
235 Thos Da Rosnay Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
236 Hassan Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
237 Fareed Lascar Discharged at Bombay 18th Febry 1807
Received on board at Bombay 27th October 1806.
238 John Rankine Seaman
239 Francis McNeal Seaman Drowned 12th November 1806
Received on board at Bombay 4th November 1806.
240 John Francisco Seaman Run at Bombay 15th December 1806. [A Portuguese]
241 Joseph Bernardo Seaman
242 Manuel Praya Seaman
243 Joseph Deus Seaman
244 Fransisco Fristram Seaman
245 Michael Conde Seaman
246 Joseph Ferraro Seaman
247 Francis Antony Seaman
248 Antony Barnaby Seaman
249 John Magers Seaman
250 Ambrosia Jing Seaman

Continued [India Office Record stamp]
[Log - page 287:].
List of Ganges Ship's Company - Continued.
No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
Received on board at Bombay 7th November 1806.
251 Henry Clare Seaman Died in Hospital Bombay 29th Novbr 1806
Received on board at Bombay 1st December 1806.
252 Atchong Chinaman
253 Atchune Chinaman
Received on board at Bombay 1st February 1807.
254 John Tilley Seaman
Received on board at Point de Galle 25th March 1807.
255 Joseph Diamond Seaman

Lists of those on board at time of sinking
This bound volume 'L/MAR/B/86BB', is titled List of those on board when lost, which indeed it does contain, it also contains a number of other lists and its transcription has been both complicated and confusing. The volume is made up of 47 pages and contains six lists of crew, soldiers and passenger.

The first five pages contain two lists covering those who were taken off the ship just before she sank: Ships Company made up of Europeans - 120, Chinese - 22; 77th Regt made up of Men 23, Women - 3, Children - 1 = 27; Invalids made up of Men 7, Women - 1, Children 1; Private Passengers made up of Men & Women - 17, Children - 9, Servants - 5, making a grand total of 209 souls. The remaining pages contain another four lists, some larger than others, and include crew members who had previously died, run or been transferred. One is recorded by Purser Joseph Cole, and is bound out of order with pages duplicated (pages 22, 23 and pages 33, 34). Across the lists there are differences in spelling surnames both with each other and the Crew and Passenger lists in the volume (L/MAR/B/86M) containing the Log and Journal.

Following is a listing and link to the different lists.

Arrangement of the Lists

List of Crew, dated 28th May 1807, 1 to 142 Pages 1 - 3
List of Soldiers and passengers, dated 28th May 1807, signed by Captain Harington, two list 1 to 36 & 1 to 31 = total 67 Pages 4 - 5
List of Crew, dated 17th Dec 1807, 1 to 226 Pages 6 - 17
List of Crew, dated 26th February 1807, signed by Purser Joseph Cole, 1 - 253 (jumbled with duplicate pages) Pages 18 - 35
List of Crew, dated 19th July 1806. Total 189 Pages 36 - 39
List of Crew, dated 25th September 1806, signed by Captain Harington. Total 196 Pages 40 - 47


[List - page 1: - list by Captain Harington of all those on board when sinking]
[Stamp] 1807 86 B.B.
[Stamp] List of Ship's Company of Ganges when lost 1807.

[List - page 2:]
List of the Ship's Company; Military & Passengers of the Honourable Company's Ship Ganges, at the time of her Loss off the Cape of Good Hope, Received on board the Honourable Company's Ship Earl St Vincent 28th May 1807.

No. Names Rank
1 Thos T Harington Commander
2 John Rose Chief Mate
3 John R Blackwell Second Mate
4 Thomas Hooper Third Mate
5 John Jones James Fourth Mate
6 Herbert Mortimer Fifth Mate
7 Joseph Sexton Sixth Mate
8 Jonathan Davie Surgeon
9 Joseph Cole Purser
10 Joseph Nailor Boatswain
11 Robert Howard Boatswain's Mate
12 Henry Rawlins Boatswain's Mate
13 Samuel Thomas Gunner
14 William Barker Gunner's Mate
15 Robert Hill Carpenter
16 Jacob Pistro Carpenter
17 John Bailey Carpenter's Mate
18 John Scwernsburg Carpenter's Mate
19 William Gower Master at Arms
20 John Smith Ship's Steward
21 Wm Blackburn Midshipman & Coxen
22 Joshua Whitehead Midshipman
23 Henry Pulham Midshipman
24 John Inglis Midshipman
25 Charles Wightman Midshipman
26 John Stansfield Caulker
27 Florence Holrein Cooper
28 John Rook Captain's Cook
29 James Syndecomb Ship's Cook
30 John Lewis Armourer
31 George Jeffries Butcher
32 Richard Chapman Poulterer
33 John Wittenham Caulker's Mate
34 Samuel Capon Captain's Steward
35 Joseph Diamond Baker
36 Abram Angle Quartermaster
37 Christian Rose [Rouch] Quartermaster
38 William Tomlinson Quartermaster
39 William Shepherd Quartermaster
40 George Cook Quartermaster
41 James Collier Captn's Servant
42 Robert Western Captn's Servant
No. Names Rank
43 Joseph Purser Chief Mate's Servant
44 Edward Hewson Boatswain's Servant
45 Robert Bradford Gunner's Servant
46 James Studds Surgeon's Servant
47 Thomas Boddington Seaman
48 Thomas Greenaway Seaman
49 James Young Seaman
50 William Kerr Seaman
51 James Hastead Seaman
52 Minus Lindegreen Seaman
53 John Savage Seaman
54 Francis Joseph Seaman
55 Antony Francisco Seaman
56 Richard Taylor Seaman
57 George Desapster Seaman
58 John Johnston Seaman
59 John Randall Seaman
60 Benjamin Howson Seaman
61 Antony Evans Seaman
62 Cornelius Keeley [Kelly] Seaman
63 Samuel Joseph Seaman
64 Manuel Caten Seaman
65 George Willson Seaman
66 John Newens Seaman
67 James Antony Seaman
68 John Stephenson Seaman
69 Miles Walker Seaman
70 Benjamin Weatherly Seaman
71 George Bipsham Seaman
72 John Heaton Seaman
73 Joseph Barnes Seaman
74 John Brown Seaman
75 John Lumblow Seaman
76 Antony Lynn Seaman
77 William Neal Seaman
78 John Rankine Seaman
79 Joseph Barnardo Seaman
80 Manuel Praya Seaman
81 Joseph Deus Seaman
82 Francisco Fristram Seaman
83 Michael Conde Seaman
84 Joseph Ferraro Seaman
[List - page 3:]
No. Names Rank
85 Francis Antony Seaman
86 Antony Barnaby Seaman
87 John Moir Seaman
88 Ambrosia Perez Seaman
89 James Tilley Seaman
90 Thomas Boyle Ordinary seaman
91 John Canal [Ordinary seaman]
92 Charles Calaghan [Ordinary seaman]
93 John Miller [Ordinary seaman]
94 John Smith [Ordinary seaman]
95 Thos Magrah [Ordinary seaman]
96 Archibald McLeash [Ordinary seaman]
97 James Farrell [Ordinary seaman]
98 John Bloomley [Ordinary seaman]
99 Charles Stern [Ordinary seaman]
100 Francis Sparks [Ordinary seaman]
101 Charles Adams [Ordinary seaman]
102 William Masson [Ordinary seaman]
103 William Brown [Ordinary seaman]
104 John Joseph [Ordinary seaman]
105 Henry Brown [Ordinary seaman]
106 James Finney [Ordinary seaman]
107 Adam Tinnemar [Ordinary seaman]
108 Thomas Bryant [Ordinary seaman]
109 William Finney [Ordinary seaman]
110 Thomas Watts [Ordinary seaman]
111 Michael Donohee [Ordinary seaman]
112 Frederic Vaughan [Ordinary seaman]
113 George Daniels [Ordinary seaman]
114 Charles Preston [Ordinary seaman]
115 James Saunders [Ordinary seaman]
116 John Hoff [Ordinary seaman]
117 Dennis Carroll [Ordinary seaman]
118 William Robinson [Ordinary seaman]
119 Luke Griffin [Ordinary seaman]
120 John Johntone, belonging to HMS Concorde [Ordinary seaman]
No. Names Rank

Chinese
121 Ahong
130 ---on
131 Attong
132 Atsaji
133 Aegud
134 Attong
135 Apping
136 Toguar
137 Sankor
138 Altuck
139 Aequong
140 Assam
141 Achong
142 Achuner
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142 Total

























































[List - page 4:]
No. Names Rank Regt
1 Geo Maddison Lieut Col HM 77th [Regt]
2 Francis Cripps Sergeant HM 77th [Regt]
3 John Williams Sergeant HM 77th [Regt]
4 William Gammal Sergeant HM 77th [Regt]
5 Mathew Bucke Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
6 Richard Burions Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
7 John Cornish Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
8 Samuel James Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
9 George McCracken Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
10 John Poole Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
11 James Quin Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
12 James Thompson Corporal HM 77th [Regt]
13 James Brooks Private HM 77th [Regt]
14 John Bond Private HM 77th [Regt]
15 John Dalton Private HM 77th [Regt]
16 Joseph Hoare Private HM 77th [Regt]
17 William Hill Private HM 77th [Regt]
18 William Sear Private HM 77th [Regt]
19 Robt McCrutchin Private HM 77th [Regt]
20 Michael O'Reiley Private HM 77th [Regt]
21 John Pigot Private HM 77th [Regt]
22 Samuel Sly Private HM 77th [Regt]
23 John Vickery Private HM 77th [Regt]
24 Lucy Dalton Woman
25 Elizabeth Vickery Woman
26 Mary Unwin Woman
27 John Cripps Child
28 Daniel Sullivan Discharged Man
29 James Pearse Discharged Man
30 John Murphy Discharged Man
31 Edwd McGillon Discharged Man
32 William McGill Artillery Man
33 George Cowie Invalid 65th Regt
34 Jane Cowie wife of George Cowie
35 Mary Thompson Orphan child
36 Thomas Hasty Invalid Gunner of the Navy
[3]6 Total
No. Names Rank Regt
Private
1 Oliver Nicholls Lieut General Commander in Chief
2 Lt Col Grant Lieut Colonel Company's Service
3 Major Cape
Company's Service
4 Willm Green Captain Company's Service
5 A Aitchison Captain Company's Service
6 Mrs Maddison

7 Mrs Green

8 Mrs Griffiths

9 Mrs Price

10 Revd Mr Hill

11 Mr R Henshaw Senior Merchant
12 Mr Law Senior Merchant
13 Mr Rolleston Senior Merchant
14 Capt Lyal Captain Company's Marine Battn
15 Ensign Cocksedge Engineer
16 Lieut Howard Lieut Hch 78th Regt
17 Lieut Goodyer Lieut Hch 65th Regt
18 Miss M Wren Child
19 Miss A D Green Child
20 Miss S C Green Child
21 Miss C C Green Child
22 Miss L C Green Child
23 Master Geo: Green Child
24 Master J J Price Child
25 Master R A Price Child
26 Master H R Smith Child
27 John Quay European Servant to Mr Law[?]
28 Ellen Pryer European Servant to Mrs Green
29 Joseph Francis Native Servant to Colonel Grant
30 Francis Rodrigues Native Servant to Capt Aitchison
31 Jack Native Servant to Mr Henshaw
31 Total









F J H [Captain Harington - Signed]

[List - page 5:]
List of Ships Company Military & Private Passengers of the Honourable Companys Ship Ganges Received on board the Honble Comps Ship Earl St Vincent at sea 28th May 1807.
Ships Company Europeans       120
  "      "    Chinese          22

77th Regt  23  )
Women       3  )               27
Child       1  )

Invalids                        7
Women                           1
Child                           1

Private Passengers   17 )
Children              9 )      31      
Servants              5 )

                      Total   209

[List - page 6: - list dated 17th December 1807]
List of Ships Company Ganges 4th Voyage
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
1 Thos T Harington Commander
2 John Rose Chief Mate
3 J R Blackwell Second Mate
4 Thomas Hooper Third Mate
5 John Jones James Fourth Mate
6 Herbert Mortimer Fifth Mate
7 Joseph Sexton Sixth Mate
8 Jonathan Davie Surgeon
9 Joseph Cole Purser
10 Thos A Cook Boatswain Died at Bombay 3rd Feby 1807
11 John Smith Gunner Killed by accident 31st May 1806
12 Robert True Carpenter Drowned at Sea 11th June 1805
13 William Blackburn Midshipman & Coxen
14 Joshua Whitehead Midshipman
15 George Ireland Midshipman Run at Penang 25th Novr 1805
16 Samuel Fish Midshipman Entered into MS Service on bd the Psyche at Bombay 25th December 1806
17 Henry Pulham Midshipman
[List - page 7:]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
18 John Inglis Supg Midshipman
19 John Marshall Surgeon's Mate Join'd the HCS Fame as Surgeon
20 John Stansfield Caulker
21 Florence Holrein Cooper
22 John Rook Captain's Cook
23 James Syndecomb Ship's Cook
24 Samuel Capon Captain's Steward
25 John Smith Ship's Steward
26 Joseph Nailer 1st Boatswain's Mate Made Boatswain 7th Feby 1807
27 Robert Howard 2nd Boatswain's Mate
28 William Barker 1st Gunner's Mate
29 Robert Hill 2nd Gunner's Mate
30 John Bailey 1st Carpenter's Mate
31 Isaac Ranger 2nd Carpenter's Mate Press'd bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jany 1806
32 John Wittenham Caulker's Mate
33 Patrick Hayes Cooper's Mate
34 William Stephens Quarter Master Run at Bombay 26th July 1806. Received on bd again 10th Jany 1807 and reduced to Seaman.
35 George Cook Quarter Master
36 David Pritchard Quarter Master Died at Sea 30th October 1806
37 Abram Angel Quarter Master
[List - page 8:]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
38 William Rose Quarter Master
39 William Bowman Master at Arms Run at Bombay 2nd October 1806
40 William Tomlinson Quarter Master
41 John Sanders Sailmaker
42 John Lewis Armourer
43 Joseph Smith Baker Died at Sea 17th June 1806
44 George Jeffries Butcher
45 Richard Chapman Poulterer
46 James Collier Captain's Servant
47 John Ann Captain's Servant Entered on bd HMS Dasher 5th July 1806
48 Joseph Purser Chief Mate's Servt
49 Edward Hewson Boatwain's Servant
50 Robert Bradford Gunner's Servant
51 Robert Western Carpenter's Servant Made Captn's Servant 6th July 1806
52 James Studds Surgeon's Servant
53 William Gower Master at Arms
54 Thomas Boddington Seaman
55 Thomas Greenaway Seaman
56 James Young Seaman
57 William Kerr Seaman
[List - page 9:]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
58 James Hastead Seaman
59 Minus Lindegreen Seaman
60 John Savage Seaman
61 Richard Gates Seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
62 Francis Joseph Seaman
63 Emanuel Tompin Seaman Died in Hospital at Bombay 26th Sept 1806
64 Antony Fransisco Seaman
65 Richard Taylor Seaman
66 George Desapster Seaman
67 John Johnston Seaman Run at Bombay 25th July 1806. Received on board again 25th Feby 1807.
68 John Adams Seaman Died at Bombay 12th January 1807
69 Robert Robinson Seaman Drowned at Whampoa 19th February 1806
70 James Randall Seaman
71 Benjamin Heughson Seaman
72 Antony Evans Seaman
73 Cornelius Kieley Seaman [See Keeley and Kelly]
74 Samuel Joseph Seaman
75 John McNeary Seaman Died at Bombay 26th November 1806
76 Manuel Caten Seaman
77 George Wilson Seaman
[List - page 10]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
78 John Newens Seaman
79 Samuel Thomas Seaman Made gunner 1st June 1806
80 Samuel Peglar Seaman Press'd on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jany 1806
81 Samuel Shipman Seaman Entered on the Comp S Marine 1st Feby 1807
82 James Antony Seaman
83 John Stephenson Seaman
84 James Gillen Seaman Enter'd on bd HMS Sr Ed Hughes 30th July 1806
85 Joseph Henderson Seaman Run at Bombay 28th July 1806
86 William Stephenson Seaman Drowned at Saugor 20th Septr 1805
87 Miles Walker Seaman
88 Benjn Weatherly Seaman
89 George Bipsham Seaman
90 Richard Bray Seaman Kill'd by accident 23rd June 1806
91 Henry Rowlings Seaman Made Boatswain's Mate 7Th Feby 1807
92 James Brown Seaman Surrendered himself HMS Greyhound as a Deserter from HM Service 1st Septr 1805 Madras
93 John Heaton Seaman
94 Thos Crundall Seaman Press'd on bd HM Ship Dasher 21st Septr 1805
95 Thomas Boyle Seaman
96 John Carroll Seaman
[List - page 11]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
97 Chas Colaghan Ordinary seaman
98 John Pedro Ordinary seaman Run at Pinang 25th December 1805
99 William West Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd. Hughes 30th July 1806
100 James Webb Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd. Hughes 30th July 1806
101 Bryant Sally Ordinary seaman Died at Sauger 5th October 1805
102 James Tobin Ordinary seaman
103 Thomas Finnity Ordinary seaman Died at Sauger 5th October 1805
104 John Millers Ordinary seaman
105 John Smith Ordinary seaman
106 Thos Magrah Ordinary seaman
107 John Moore Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
108 William Groves Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
109 Archibald McLeash Ordinary seaman
110 James Ferrell Ordinary seaman
111 John Bloomley Ordinary seaman
112 Charles Stern Ordinary seaman
113 Barnard Domoley Ordinary seaman Died at Bombay 6th February 1807
114 Francis Sparkes Ordinary seaman
115 Charles Alders Ordinary seaman
116 William Masson Ordinary seaman
[List - page 12]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
117 William Brown Ordinary seaman
118 John Joseph Ordinary seaman
119 Henry Brown Ordinary seaman
120 James Finney Ordinary seaman
121 Adam Tinnemar Ordinary seaman
122 Thos Bryant Ordinary seaman
123 William Finney Ordinary seaman
124 Thos Watts Ordinary seaman
125 Mich'l Donohough Ordinary seaman
126 Frederick Vaughan Ordinary seaman
127 Andrew Pennenail Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
128 George Daniels Ordinary seaman
129 Jacob Pennenail Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
130 John Hoff Ordinary seaman
131 Charles Preston Ordinary seaman
132 George Heath Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
133 Joseph Barnes Ordinary seaman (Seaman from time of leaving England having been put down Ordinary by mistake)
134 James Doyle Ordinary seaman Died at Sea 22nd December 1805
135 William Robinson Ordinary seaman
136 Maurice O'Denning Ordinary seaman Died at Sea 17th May 1806
[List - page 13]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
137 Thomas Cole Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS S Ed'd Hughes 30th July 1806
138 James Sanders Ordinary seaman
139 Dennis Carroll Ordinary seaman
Lascars Received on board at Madras 27th August 1806
140 Ram Johnney Syrang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1805
141 Mumedoross Tindal Died at Sauger 15th September 1806
142 Deena Tindal Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
143 Soonavelles Lascar Died at Sauger 5th October 1806
144 Carramacay Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
145 Nevajie Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
146 Ceoly Aumadoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
147 Eddao Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
148 Emamlux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
149 Cedy Yacouth Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
150 Jamall Lascar Died at Canton 15th February 1806
151 John Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
152 Carin Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
153 Rossan Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1806
154 Mumed Hubjiell Lascar Died at Canton 28th February 1806
155 Ajamuth Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
[List - page 14]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
156 Goolab Lascar Died at Sea 5th May 1806
157 John Mumed Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
158 Sirmith Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
159 Allabux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
160 Nejamudjin Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
161 Rajoo Lascar Died at Sea 1st January 1806
162 Cheeter Rajoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
163 Cabbell Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
164 Cadao Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
165 Golamhasan Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
166 Emambux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
167 Buxsoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
168 Sakeir Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
169 Ebaram Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
170 Buxsoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
171 Malay Abdulla Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
172 Malay Salaba Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
173 Raphick Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
174 Dunmumed Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
[List - page 15]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
175 Caden Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
176 Buxsoo Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
177 Kathabdee Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
178 Buxsoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
179 Kitcheel Malay Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
Received on board at Madras 5th Sept 1805
180 John McQueen Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 30th January 1806
181 Frederick Macey Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 30th January 1806
182 John Brown Seaman
183 John McQueen Seaman Run at Bombay 27th July 1806
184 John Miller Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 30th January 1806
185 Thomas Kenney Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 30th January 1806
186 Edward Vaughan Seaman Died in Hospital Bombay 16th July 1806
187 John Lumblow Seaman
188 Antony Lynn Seaman
189 Russel Franklin Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 30th January 1806
190 Gustaff Lindeman Seaman Run at Bombay 27th July 1806
Received on board at China 7th March 1806
191 Charles Wightman Midshipman
[List - page 16]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
Received on board at China 2nd April 1806
192 Ayong Chinaman
193 Assam 2nd Chinaman
194 Ksow Chinaman
195 Ahew Chinaman
196 Assam Chinaman
197 Aqing Chinaman
198 Aching Chinaman
199 Ayon Chinaman
200 Aching Chinaman
201 Appone Chinaman
202 Attong Chinaman
203 Assing Chinaman Run 4th April 1806
204 Assee Chinaman
205 Aquar Chinaman
206 Assong Chinaman
207 Apping Chinaman
208 Soquar Chinaman
209 Samker Chinaman
210 Aching Chinaman Discharged being incapable of doing duty
[List - page 17]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
211 Attuck Chinaman
212 Acquang 2nd Chinaman
213 Assam Chinaman
Received on board at China 10th August 1806
214 William Neal Seaman
Received on board at China 1st September 1806
215 Jacob Pistre Carpenter
Received on board at China 13th September 1806
216 Luke Griffin Ordinary seaman
217 John Schwensberry 2nd Carpenter's Mate
Received on board at China 12th October 1806
218 Ramjohnny Syrang Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
219 Abraham 1st Tindale Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
220 Mohamed Jumien 1st Tindale Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
221 Peero 2nd Tindale Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
222 Abraham 2nd Tindale Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
223 Rahumet Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
224 Asraph Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
224 Bucksoo Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
225 Raphick Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay

[List - page 18 - list by Joseph Cole Ship's Purser with jumbled and duplicate pages]
Ganges Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
155 Ajamuth Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
156 Goolab Lascar Died at Sea 5th May 1806
157 John Mummed Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
158 Bumith Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
159 Allabux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
160 Nejainud Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
161 Rajoo Lascar Died at Sea 1st January 1806
162 Chooter Rajoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
163 Cabell Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
164 Baelao Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
165 Golam Hasan Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
166 Emambux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
167 Buxsoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
168 Sakeer Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
169 Ebarum Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
170 Bucksoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
171 Mulay Abdulla Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
172 Malay Saluba Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
173 Raphick Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
[List - page 19]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
174 Denemuned Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
175 Caden Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
176 Buxsoo Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
177 Huthabou Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
178 Buxsoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
179 Putchell Malay Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
Received on board at Madras 5th September 1805
180 John McQuin Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jnuary 1806
181 Frederick Macey Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jnuary 1806
182 John Brown Seaman
183 John Peterson Seaman Run at Bombay 37th July 1806
184 John Miller Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jnuary 1806
185 Thpomas Kenney Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jnuary 1806
186 Edward Vaughan Seaman Died in Hospital Bombay 16th July 1806
187 John Lumblow Seaman
188 Antony Lynn Seaman
189 Rossell Franklin Seaman Pressed on bd HMS Blenheim 31st Jnuary 1806
190 Gustaff Lindeman Seaman Run at Bombay 27th July 1806
Received on board at China 7th March 1806
191 Charles Weightman Midshipman
[List - page 20]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
Received on board at China 2nd April 1806
192 Ayong Chinaman
193 Assam Chinaman
194 Ksow Chinaman
195 Ahew Chinaman
196 Assam Chinaman
197 Ahing Chinaman
198 Acquang Chinaman
199 Ayou Chinaman
200 Aching Chinaman
201 Appone Chinaman
202 Attong Chinaman
203 Assing Chinaman Run 4th April 1806
204 Assi Chinaman
205 Aquar Chinaman
206 Assong Chinaman
207 Apping Chinaman
208 Soquar Chinaman
209 Samker Chinaman
210 Achong Chinaman Discharged being incapable of doing duty
[List - page 21]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
211 Attuck Chinaman
212 Acquong Chinaman
213 Assam Chinaman
Received on board at Bombay 10th August 1806
214 William Neal Seaman
Received on board at Bombay 1st September 1806
215 Jacob Pistre Carpenter
Received on board at Bombay 13th September 1806
216 Luke Griffin Ordinary seaman
217 John Schwensberry 1st Carpenter's Mate
Received on board at Bombay 12th October 1806
218 Ramjohnny Syrang Disdcharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
219 Abnraham 1st Tindall Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
220 Mohamed Junine 1st Tindall Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
221 Peero 2nd Tindall Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
222 Abraham 2nd Tindall Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
223 Rahumet Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
224 Asraph Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
225 Bucksoo Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
226 Raphick Lascar Discharged 18th Feby 1807 Bombay
[List - page 22]
Gangers Ships Company - Continued
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
Received on board at Bombay 12th October 1806 - Continued
227 Rosin Lascar
228 [Co]ajee Lascar
229 Bucksoo Lascar
230 Galam Hassan Lascar
231 Rajoo Lascar
232 Budoo Lascar
233 Johnno Lascar
234 Lewis Alexander Lascar
235 Thos de Rozeray Lascar
236 Hassan Lascar
237 Faries Lascar
Received on board at Bombay 27th October 1806
238 John Rankine Seaman
239 Francis McNeal Seaman Drowned 12th November 1806
Received on board at Bombay 4th November 1806
240 John Francisco Seaman
241 Joseph Bernado Seaman
[List - page 23]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
Received on board at Bombay 4th November 1806 - Continued
242 Manuel Prayd Seaman
243 Joseph Deus Seaman
244 Francis Fristram Seaman
245 Michael Conde Seaman
246 Joseph Ferraro Seaman
247 Francis Antony Seaman
248 Antony Bornaby [Barnaby] Seaman
249 John Mojer [Majer] Seaman
250 Ambrosia Perez Seaman
Received on board at Bombay 7th November 1806
251 Henry Clare Seaman Died in the Hospital 29th November 1806
Received on board at Bombay 1st December 1806
252 Atchong Chinaman
253 Atchune Chinaman
T Harington [Signed]
[List - page 24]
Ganges List
of Ships Company
Rec'd 2 June 1807

List of Ships
Company
H C Ganges
Bombay 17 Decr 1806

[List - page 25]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
137 Thomas Cole Ordinary seaman Entered on bd HMS Sir Edwd Hughes 30th July 1806
138 James Sanders Ordinary seaman
139 Dennis Carroll Ordinary seaman
Lascars received on board at Madras 27th August 1805
140 Ram Johnny Syrang Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
141 Mumedoross Tindal Died at Sauger 15th Septr 1805
142 Deena Tindal Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
143 Soonovelee Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
144 Canamalay Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
145 Nevagee Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
146 Cedy Aumadoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
147 Eddoo Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
148 Emambux Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
149 Ceoly Yacouth Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
150 Jamall Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
151 John Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
152 Carim Lascar Discharged at Bombay 12th July 1806
153 Rossan Lascar Run at Pinang 25th November 1805
154 Mumed Hubjall Lascar Died at Canton 28th February 1806
[List - page 26]
No. Names Rank Dead, Run or Discharged
117 William Brown Ordinary seaman
118 John Joseph Ordinary seaman
119 Henry Brown Ordinary seaman
120 James Finnity Ordinary seaman
121 Adam Tinnemar Ordinary seaman
122 Thomas Bryant Ordinary seaman
123 William Finney Ordinary seaman
124 Thomas Watts Ordinary seaman