Journal of a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, India
and Wampoa by James Smith, 1829-1831

Index of Ships mentioned in James Smith's Journal

[Note that the spelling is that used in the Journal]
Name of ship Dates mentioned in Journal Comment
Abercrombie Robinson 14 July; 21 Sept; 21 Oct '30 Contracted to East India Company; 1,330 tonnage; John Innes Commander. In 1842, hired as a troopship, she ran aground on Salt River Beach, Cape Town. Everyone got off safely.
Agness of Bengall 23 Oct; 1 Dec '30
Alert 23 Oct '30
Ann 28 Oct '30
Arethusa of Witby 18 Jan '31
Argile of Bengall 23 Oct '30
Bencoolen 27 April '30; 25 Sept '30; 8 Jan '31 500 tons, Captain John Martin Master
Bombay Castle 22 Oct '30 a 'Country' ship, i.e. Indian
Bridge 31 July '30
Caledonia 7 July '30 a 'Country' ship, James Lyon Master.
Caron 10 Sept '30 Carron, a 'Country' ship
Castle Huntly 14,18 Jan '31 Contracted to East India Company; 1,311 tonnage; Henry A. Drummond Commander
Challenger, H.M.S 25 March; 27 April '30 6th rate of 28 guns, 603 tonnes. Capt. Charles Howe Freemantle. Launched Portsmouth dockyard 1826; wrecked on coast of Chile 19.5.1835. [JJ Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy]
Charles Forbes 1 Sept '30 a 'Country' ship
Charles McLeonil 29 Nov '30
Coleorida 17 Sept '30
Crocodile, H.M.S 1,8 Jan '31 6th rate of 28 guns, 500 tonnes. Launched Chatham 1825; used for harbour service from 1850. [JJ Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy]
Cumberine 27 July; 13, 30 Sept; 14, 18, 26 Oct '30 This must surely be Cumbrian? 'Country' ship
Dansbing 6 Dec '30
David Clark 27 Dec '30
David Scot 20 Sept '30 Sir David Scott contracted to East India Company; 1,342 tonnage; David James Ward Commander
Edingborough 30 Nov '30 Edinburgh, contracted to East India Company ship of 1,325 tonnage Henry Bax Commander
Erl of Bellcarris, H.C.S. 28 Nov '30 Earl of Balcarras, an East India Company ship, commanded by Bryan Broughton. Built at the Bombay Dockyards, of teak, with a tonnage of 1,417 bm; dimensions of 139 by 43 by 17 ft; launched in 1811; required 130 crew and had 26 cannon. She made 9 voyages to India and China between 1816 and 1833, of which eight were commanded by Peter Cameron. From 1863 she was used as a hulk on the west coast of Africa, and in 1875 was sold for breaking up.
Fairlea 6 Oct '30 Probably the William Fairlie, contracted to the East India Co.; 1,348 tonnage; Thomas Blair Commander.
Fattii Salam 7 Oct '30 Futtay Sallam, a 'Country' ship
Forth, of Calcutta 8 Aug '30
Fort William 22 April; 27 Aug; 4, 19-20, 26 Sept;
1, 8, 17, 21, 27, 29 Oct; 15 Nov; 16, 17, 19 Dec '30
Ganges 5,29 Oct '30
General Harris 22 Nov '30 Ship contracted to East India Company; 1,283 tonnage; Joseph Stanton Commander.
Gilford 31 Aug; 5, 9, 12, 22, 26, 30 Sept; 31 Oct; 23, 30 Dec '30 Guildford, a Free Trader of 550 tons, Robert Harrison Commander
Gleneloe/Glencloe/Glenclue 21 Nov; 2, 27 Dec '30
Golconda 10, 11, 17, 26 Oct; 2, 16, 18 Dec '30 'Country' ship
Heneless of Bengall 3 Nov '30
Innaud 30 Dec '30; 6 Jan '31
John Bannerman 6, 7, 18-30 July; 2-28 Aug; 3, 19 Sept '30 'Country' ship. Capt. C. Daly
Little Cameron, H.C.S. 5 Aug '30 Company Ship
Lord Castlereigh 19 Oct '30
Lord William Bentick 20 Oct '30
Lowjee Family 26 Aug; 12 Nov '30 'Country' ship, Master was William Lewis in March 1830
MacQueen 27 Nov '30 Contracted to East India Company for the 1829-30 season; 1,333 tonnage; Robert Lindsay Commander.
Manlias 22, 30 Dec '30
Marquis of Camden 18 Nov '30 Contracted to East India Company; 1,261 tonnage; Thomas Larkins Commander
Marquis of Huntly, H.C.S. 14 Oct; 19 Nov '30
Mary, of Liverpool 25-29 Nov; 3 Dec '30
Othello 5,7,8 July '30 Free Trader
Panama 28,31 Oct '30
Pasco 30 Oct; 14 Nov '30 Pascoa, a Country ship
Penang Merchant 26,30 Dec '30
Pyramis 25 Dec '30; 2 Jan '31
Red Rover 24 Aug '30
Sarah 20 Oct '30
Seppings 25 March '30
Sharlon 27 April '30
Sircas Lion 8 July '30 Circassion
Summatra 28 Nov; 2 Dec '30
Thomas Cootes 28 Oct '30 Thomas Coutts, a ship contracted to the East India Company; 1,334 tonnage; Alexander Chrystie Commander
Triumph 31 Aug; 2,12,28 Sept '30 Free Trader

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Press notice for Sesostris voyage Press notice for Triumph voyage Press notice for Bencoolen voyage
Painting of Earl of Balcarras
Hand-coloured lithograph depicting the Earl of Balcarras in 1830 © National Maritime Museum


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