Malabar (Ship).

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Malabar (Ship).

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  • HMS Malabar
  • Royal Charlotte

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Royal Charlotte was launched in 1789 as an East Indiaman for the British East India Company. The ship was built by Thomas Pitcher and launched on November 2, 1789. Josiah Pryce was captain on two journeys to China. In 1795, the Admiralty of Britain purchased the Royal Charlotte and renamed it HMS Malabar. Thomas Parr was captain. The ship foundered in October 1976 while escorting a convoy in the North Atlantic. The crew was rescued by the merchant brig Martha.


The Royal Charlotte made two trip to China for the British East India Company. The ship made one voyage to the West Indies as the HMS Malabar.

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The principal owner of the Royal Charlotte was John Clements. The HMS Malabar was operated by the Admiralty of Britain.

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