Friday, 17 February 2017

British 3rd rate HMS Cornwallis underway from the British Indies towards Ceylon according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the departure from Bombay, British Indies on 27 December 1815 of the British HMS Cornwallis commodore R. O’Brien towards Ceylon. (1)

1. Of the Venguer-class 3rd rate ships of the line, building ordered on 25 July 1810, laid down by Jamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia at the Bombay Dockyard, British Indies in 1812, launched on 12 May 1813. converted into a jetty on 1875, renamed Wildfire in 1916 and broken up in 1957.