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    Default Warships and others of the Bombay Marine.

    This may be of interest to DB.

    I just happened on this after a year of searching the web and only getting HEIC merchant ships.



    Ships Built in Bombay 1736 to 1816.

    Those built for Royal Service have the letters H.M.S. after them; those for the Hon. Company, whether Naval or Mercantile Service, H.C.S.; the remainder being either private merchant ships or uncertain. All the earlier vessels, described in the list as 'grabs' were built, we believe, for the Bombay Marine. Three ships of the name of 'Bombay' appear in the list, of which the last, launched in 1793, was the thirty-eight-gun frigate which, in 1805, was handed over to the Royal Navy, with the 'Cornwallis', fifty-six guns, the ships being re-named respectively the 'Ceylon' and 'Akbar'. The List has no pretention to absolute accuracy.




    Ships Built in Bombay 1736 to 1863
    Year Name Description Guns Tons For whom Built
    1736 Drake Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1736 Success Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
    1737 Prince Augustus Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1738 Resource Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1739 Bombay Grab 24 - H.C.S.
    1740 Success Galley - - H.C.S.
    1741 Defence Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
    1747 Shaw Pedro Grab - - -
    1749 Nesbit Ship - - -
    1750 Bombay Frigate 32 - H.C.S.
    1750 Mary Ship - - -
    1751 Indian Queen Ship - - -
    1752 Penny Ship - - -
    1754 Revenge Frigate 28 - H.C.S.
    1754 Eagle Snow 16 - H.C.S.
    1754 Euphrates Ship - - -
    1754 Success Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
    1764 Restoration Ship 24 - H.C.S.
    1764 Wallace Ship - - -
    1768 Princess Royal Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1768 Queen Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1768 Princess Augusta Grab 14 - H.C.S.
    1768 Hunter Ship 14 - H.C.S.
    1769 Griffith Ship - - -
    1769 Alexander Ship - - -
    1770 Sky Cutter - - -
    1770 Swallow Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
    1770 Phoenix Ketch 14 - H.C.S.
    1770 Syren Ship - - -
    1770 Wolfe Galivat 6 - H.C.S.
    1772 Britannia Ship - - -
    1772 Louisa Ship - - -
    1774 Royal Charlotte Ship - - -
    1774 Nancy Ship - - -
    1775 Betsy Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1775 Byramgore Ship - - -
    1776 Industry Schooner - 140 -
    1776 Nerbudda Schooner - - -
    1777 Swallow Packet 14 200 H.C.S.
    1777 Brazil Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1778 Amphitrate Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1778 Bencoolen Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1778 Panther Snow 14 181 H.C.S.
    1778 Britannia Ship - 747 -
    1778 Sea Horse Pilot Vessel - 188 H.C.S.
    1778 Mermaid Pilot Vessel - - H.C.S.
    1780 Hermanis Ship - - -
    1780 Defence Luggage Boat - 189 -
    1780 Intrepid Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1780 Hornby Ship 14 - -
    1786 Milford Ship - 655 -
    1787 Cornwallis Snow 14 - H.C.S.
    1787 Johanna Snow - - -
    1787 Jay Snow - 70 -
    1787 Shaw Ardaseer Ship - 868 -
    1788 Cyrene Ship - - -
    1789 Tazbux Ship - - -
    1789 Shaw Municher - - -
    1789 King George - - -
    1789 Bomanean - - -
    1789 Hannah Ship - - -
    1790 Lowjee Family Ship - 926 -
    1792 Sarah Ship - 935 -
    1792 Born Ship - - -
    1793 Stromboli Bomb-Ketch 68 H.C.S
    1793 Bombay Frigate 38 639 H.C.S
    1793 Antelope Brig 14 199 H.C.S
    1793 Fly Brig 12 176 H.C.S
    1793 Upton Castle Ship 675 -
    1794 Hooghly Pilot Vessel 150 H.C.S
    1794 Abercromby Pilot Vessel 147 H.C.S
    1795 Alert Brig 8 85 H.C.S
    1797 Asia Ship 736 -
    1798 Comet Brig 10 115 H.C.S
    1798 Philip Dundas Brig 187 -
    1798 Scaleby Castle Ship 1216 H.C.S
    1799 Teignmouth Sloop-of-War 16 257 H.C.S
    1799 Mornington Sloop-of-War 22 350 H.C.S
    1799 Kaikusroo Ship - 1045 -
    1799 Seringapatam Ship - 336 -
    1800 Cornwallis Frigate 36 1363 H.C.S
    1800 William Ship - 393 -
    1801 Yacht for Governor - - - H.C.S
    1801 Ternate Sloop-of-War 16 257 H.C.S
    1801 Water Boat - - 67 -
    1801 David Scott Ship - 749 -
    1802 Tazbux - - 737 -
    1803 Pack-Horse Luggage Boat - 161 -
    1803 Alexander Ship - 746 -
    1803 Charlotte Ship - 672 -
    1803 James Sibbald Ship - - -
    1803 Cambrian Ship - 705 -
    1803 Estombole Ship - 441 -
    1804 Admiral Rainier Luggage Boat - 102 -
    1805 Prince of Wales Sloop-of-War 14 248 H.C.S
    1805 Pitt Frigate 36 872 H.M.S
    1806 Mercury Sloop-of-War 14 185 H.C.S
    1806 Nautilus Brig 14 185 H.C.S
    1806 Sylph Schooner 8 78 H.C.S
    1807 Benares Sloop-of-War 14 230 H.C.S
    1807 Salsette Frigate 36 885 H.M.S
    1807 Bombay Ship - 1126 H.C.S
    1808 Thomas Grenville Ship - 889 H.C.S
    1809 Charles Grant Ship - 1246 H.C.S
    1809 Aurora Sloop-of-War 14 247 H.C.S
    1809 Vestal Brig 10 159 H.C.S
    1809 Ariel Brig 10 160 H.C.S
    1810 Psyche Brig 10 180 H.C.S
    1810 Thetis Brig 10 185 H.C.S
    1810 Minden Ship 74 1681 H.M.S
    1810 Balcarras Ship - 1406 H.C.S
    1811 Minerva Ship - 985 -
    1811 Abercrombie Ship - 1288 H.C.S
    1811 Hannah Ship - 457 -
    1812 Ann - - 788 -
    1812 Herefordshire - - 1279 H.C.S
    1813 Buffalo Luggage Boat - 59 -
    1813 Nerbudda Grab - - -
    1813 Taptee Brig - - -
    1813 Ernaad Timber Ship - 557 H.C.S
    1813 Cornwallis - 74 1767 H.M.S
    1813 Eliza Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
    1813 Cecilia Pilot Vessel - 191 H.C.S
    1814 Thames Bomb-ketch - 102 H.C.S
    1814 Victor Brig 18 384 H.M.S
    1814 Caroline Frigate 36 575 Imaum of Muscat
    1814 Flora Bengal Pilot Vessel - 186 H.C.S
    1814 Guide Bengal Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
    1814 Sophia Bengal Pilot Vessel - 189 H.C.S
    1815 Torch Light Vessel - 174 H.C.S
    1815 Wellesley Ship 74 1745 H.M.S
    1815 Zebra Brig 18 385 H.M.S
    1815 Sphynx Brig 12 239 H.M.S
    1816 Water Boat - - - -
    1816 Planet Light Vessel - 174 H.C.S
    1816 Cameleon Brig 12 239 H.M.S
    1816 Amphitrite Frigate 33 1064 H.M.S
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    It's a start, enough to at least look for some patterns in. HEIC's more your bag than mine but it might be useful for trying to sort out some sculpt candidates.

    This might be more to David Manley's expertise... but with warships being built for the RN in Bombay yards, how much fit would the Admiralty have been expected to throw if HEIC were to reuse the draughts provided to build Crown vessels for additional copies for their own use? One can see a certain "deterring factor" if the various kinds of freebooter have trouble telling a fat payday of an EIM from a more-trouble-than-worth SOL...
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