THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

~ NEWS ~
AUGUST 2019
  • New pages for Glossary & Bibliography
  • The Company ship Bridgewater on its eventful voyage to China in 1828 has now been completed.
  • Extracts from another three ships logs added: Halsewell 1778, Halsewell 1782, Earl Talbot 1782.
SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Extracts from four ships logs added: Earl of Ashburnham 1768, Horsenden 1762, Houghton 1759, Pacific 1764.
AUGUST 2019
  • New page titled 'Extracts'. These are extracts from a number of ships logs by Philip Browne.
  • New page titled 'Books' to house new books pertinent to East India Company ships.
MAY 2019
  • Encounter page - major alterations.
  • The Company ship Lady Jane Dundas on its voyage to India 1805-7 has now been added.
DECEMBER 2018
  • The Company ship Wexford on its maiden voyage to China in 1803/4 has now been added.
MAY 2018
  • Account of a naval engagement with the French in the Indian Ocean in 1805 - see 'Events' section.
  • The Company ship Cumberland on its voyage to China in 1805/6 has now been added.
JANUARY 2018
  • The following two items are all published within one document - the fourth voyage of the Ganges.
  • The log of the last voyage of the Ganges 1805-7, along with the Absence Book and Imprest Book.
  • In addition to the above is our account of Captain Harington's struggle to keep his ship afloat.
JUNE 2017
  • The loss of the Lady Burgess, article added to the Events section.
  • The loss of the Ganges, article added to the Events section.
  • The Company ship Earl Saint Vincent on its voyage to Bombay has now been added.
January 2017
  • The Company ship Repulse on its voyage to the far east in 1831 has now been added.
November 2016
  • This is a new website dedicated to full transcriptions of HEICS ships logs from the early 19th century. Previously the transcriptions were hosted on www.rawes.co.uk. During this conversion the pages have been revised and enhanced with new colours and new pages, including a general index of crew and passenger lists. The logs transferred from the old site are: Northampton (2) 1801, Huddart 1806, Northampton (2) 1807, Lord Keith 1810, Juliana 1812, Warren Hastings (5) 1815, Warren Hastings (5) 1819, Warren Hastings (5) 1823, Warren Hastings (5) 1825, Vansittart (4) 1826.