Ship's Log of the General Goddard, between England and India, 1789-1790

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  • UPenn Ms. Codex 939
  • A 755-ton Indiaman which made six trips between England and India. After the second trip, in 1789-1790, it was purchased by Robert Wigram, owner and builder of many Blackwall frigates. Documentation of a voyage between England, Calcutta, and Madras in 1789-1790, under Captain Thomas Foxall. Includes notes on course, distance, and position; weather observations; vessels sighted; and cargo loaded and unloaded.

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    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Sunday 29 Mch [March] '89
    1 SW 6 4 SSE Hazey
    2 SW B W 6 4 S B E
    3 6 "
    4 WSW 5 4 South fair
    5 SW 5 4 SSE PM Struck 8 Nine pounder down on the orlop Deck forward to trim ship
    6 6 "
    7 5 6
    8 SW B S 5 " SE B S
    9 SW 1/2 S 5 2
    10 5 4
    11 5 4 Light breezes and mostly fair Weather throughout
    12 SW B W 5 4
    1 5 5
    2 SW 5 5
    3 5 2
    4 5 2
    5 5 4
    6 SSW 5 4 SE
    7 SW B S 5 6 SE B S
    8 SW 1/2 S 1 3
    9 5 2
    10 5 2
    11 SW 5 3 SSE
    12 4 6
    Dis P Logg 133 miles Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 2:13 S
    Courses Dist X Lat Dep Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 40 W 121 93 78 2:12 78 21:30 W
    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Monday 30 March
    1 SW B S 3 4 SE B S People employed by the Boatswain making Matts and sailmaker repairig the 2 best mainsail Armorour cleaning arms
    2 3 4
    3 SW 3 4 SSE
    4 SW 1/2 S 3 3 SE B S
    5 3 4
    6 3 4 Kept the still going
    7 SW 3 2 SSE
    8 3 "
    9 3 2
    10 SW B W 3 6 SSE
    11 WSW 3 " S B E
    12 S B W 4 "
    1 4 4
    2 4 4
    3 4 "
    4 4 "
    5 SW B W 4 " S B E
    6 4 "
    7 4 "
    8 3 6
    9 SW 3 4 SSE
    10 SW B S 2 2 SE B S
    11 2 3
    12 2
    Dis P Logg 86 miles Lat [Latitude] Obsd [Observed] 3:13 South
    Courses Dist X Lat Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 44 W 82 59 3.12 57 22:27
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    H Course K F Winds Remarks on Tuesday 31 March '89
    1 SW B S 1 4 SE B S fair
    2 SSW 1 4 SE
    3 SW B W 1 6 Light and Calms with mostly fair weather
    4 1 6
    5 SW 2 " SSE
    6 SW B S 2 " SE B S
    7 SW 1 2 SSE Varon Pr Ayth 10.2 W
    8 1 "
    9 1 "
    10 W B S 2 2 Vble [Variable] People and Trademen as yesterday
    11 1 "
    12 Calm " "
    1 " " Head SW to W
    2 Do [ditto] " "
    3 Do [ditto] " " SSW to West by N
    4 Do [ditto] " "
    5 Do [ditto] " 4 all Round
    6 W B S " 6 Vble [Variable]
    7 WSW 1 2 South
    8 W B S " S B W
    9 Calm " Head ENE to WSW
    10 Do [ditto] " East
    11 Head at "
    12
    Dis P Logg 19 miles Lat [Latitude] Obson [Observation] 3:34 South
    Courses Dist X Lat Dep Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 30 W 18 16 9 3:29 9 22:36 W
    H Course K F Winds Remarks on Wednesday 1st April 89
    1 ESE " 6 The first part calm the middle and latter light Breezes mostly cloudy Weather
    2 Calm "
    3 Calm " Hed [Head] SE to E by N
    4 Calm "
    5 Do [ditto] Head " E to N B W
    6 Do [ditto] Head "
    7 2 E B S Armorour at is forge people under the Boatswain Sailmaker Repairing the 2 best main sail
    8 5 2 SSE
    9 3 " SW B W squally
    10 3 6 Fair Kept the still going
    11 1 6
    12 1 4
    1 SE 2 2
    2 Taken 2 6 Back
    3 1 2
    4 1 "
    5 West 3 " Vble [Variable]
    6 WSW 4 " South
    7 4 2 Squally
    8 4 6
    9 SW 5 4 SSE
    10 5 6
    11 SW B S 4 4 SE B S
    12 SSW 3 " SE
    Dist P Log 60 miles Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 4:20 S
    Courses Dist X Lat Dep Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 12 W 41 40 8 4:14 8 22:44
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    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Thursday 2 April
    1 S B W 4 4 SE B E fair The first part Light Breezes with Cloudy weather the middle and latter light air with calms fair Weather
    2 SSW 4 6 SE
    3 S B W 5 " SE B E
    4 5 "
    5 S 1/2 W 3 6 ESE People variously employed Calker [caulker] Calking [caulking] the Oak work on the gun deck Armorer is forge
    6 2 6
    7 S B E 2 " vble [variable] Distilled On Hundred and ten Gallons of fresh water from salt bring 30 Gallons more than we have distild [distilled] in the same time
    8 SSE 1 6
    9 S B E 1 "
    10 SSW " 6 Fair
    11 " 6
    12 " 4
    1 " 4
    2 S B W " 4
    3 Calm H " "
    4 Calm H " " SSW
    5 Calm H " "
    6 Do [ditto] H S B " 4 W to SW B W
    7 Do [ditto] H S B " 3 W to SW B W
    8 SSW " 3 vble [variable]
    9 " 3
    10 " 3
    11 " 3
    12 1
    Dist P Log 36 miles Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 4.49 S
    Course Dist X Lat Dept Lat Act X Long Long In
    S 2 W 35 35 1 4:55 1 22:45
    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Fryday 3 April 89
    1 SSW 1 " SE Fair Light variable winds with mostly Cloudy Weather
    2 1 4
    3 S B E 1/2 E " 6 vble [variable]
    4 " 4
    5 SW B W 3 " Rain People variously employed under the Boatswain Calker [caulker] caulking the [giarys?] on the gun deck Sailmaker Repairing the 2 best main sail
    6 4 "
    7 S B W 2 6 SE B E
    8 1 4
    9 SSW 3 " SE Kept the still going
    10 3 4
    11 4 "
    12 4 5
    1 4 6
    2 4 6
    3 5 "
    4 5 2
    5 4 "
    6 4 "
    7 4 4
    8 4 6
    9 S B W 3 " vble [variable]
    10 S B E 4 4 E B S Squally Rain
    11 2 6
    12 3 5
    Dis P Logg 81 miles Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 6:14 S
    Course Dist X Lat Dept Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 11 W 78 77 15 6.6 15 23.00
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    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Saturday the 4 April
    1 South 2 2 SSE
    2 3 2 Rain
    3 S B W 2 2 SE B E
    4 2 2
    5 4 3 vble [variable] Squally and Rain
    6 5 4
    7 6 3 SE B E
    8 6 4
    9 SSW 7 4 SE Variable Winds and Weather
    10 S B W 7 6 SE B E People and tradesmen as before
    11 8 2 Kept the still going
    12 7 6
    1 5 6
    2 4 2
    3 4 "
    4 4 "
    5 S B W 1/2 W 6 4
    6 6 4
    7 SSW 7 " SE
    8 SW B S 7 2 vble [variable]
    9 7 2
    10 7 "
    11 SSW 7 2
    12 SW B S 7 2 SE B E Fair
    Dist P logg 138 miles Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 8:27 South
    Course Dist X Lat Dept Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 11 W 136 134 26 8.28 26 23.26
    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Sunday 5 April
    1 SSW 7 6 SE Fair A pleasant trade and fair Weather
    2 7 6
    3 7 6
    4 S B W 1/2 W 7 6 SE B E
    5 SSW 7 2
    6 7 "
    7 S B W 1/2 W 7 4 Variation p Ayth 10:30 W
    8 7 6
    9 7 4
    10 7 4
    11 SSW 7 4 SE Kept the still going
    12 7 4 Longitude by O X [cresent] at 1/2 past 3 PM was means of 4 good sights
    1 8 "
    2 8 4
    3 8 4
    4 8 4
    5 8 2
    6 8 "
    7 S B W 1/2 W 8 " SE B E
    8 7 6
    9 SSW 8 " SE Performed divine service
    10 8 "
    11 8 "
    12 8 "
    Dis P Log 188 miles Lat [Latitude] Obson [Observation] 11:27 South
    Courses Dist X Lat Dept Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 14 W 188 182 45 11:29 45 24:11
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    H Courses K F Winds Remarks on Monday 6 April
    1 S B W 7 6 SE B E
    2 7 6
    3 S B W 1/2 W 7 4
    4 7 4
    5 7 4
    6 7 4 Variation pr Means of 8 Aythe 7..6 W
    7 S 1/2 W 7 6 ESE
    8 7 6 A light trade and fair weather throughout
    9 S B W 8 2 SE B E People variously employed by the Boatswain Sailmaker prepairing the 2 best foresail Armorer at his forge Calker [caulker] on the gun deck
    10 7 6
    11 7 5
    12 S 1/2 W 7 4 ESE Variation pr Ay ths 5.59 W
    1 7 2
    2 7 2
    3 SSW 7 " SE
    4 7 "
    5 7 "
    6 7 "
    7 S B W 1/2 W 7 " SE B E
    8 7 "
    9 7 "
    10 7 "
    11 7 "
    12 7 "
    Dist P Log Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 14:19
    Course Dist X Lat Dep Lat Acct X Long Long in
    S 12 W 175 171 36 14:18 37 24:48
    H Course K F Winds Remarks on Tuesday 7 April
    1 S 1/2 W 6 6 ESE fair A Pleasant trade and fair Weather
    2 6 6
    3 6 4 Reered a new tiller Rope
    4 6 "
    5 S B W 6 " SE B E People usefully by the Boatswain Calker [caulker] Calking [caulking] the watter [water] ways on the gun deck Carpenter making a Royal Yard Armorer at is forge some hands picking oakum Sailmaker Repairing the 2 best fore sail
    6 6 "
    7 6 4
    8 6 6
    9 7 2
    10 South 7 2 ESE
    11 8 "
    12 S B W 9 " Kept the stills going
    1 8 "
    2 8 "
    3 8 3
    4 8 4
    5 7 4
    6 7 " Cloudy
    7 7 6
    8 SSW 7 4 SE Fair
    9 SSW 1/2 W 7 6
    10 7 5
    11 SSW 7 6
    12 7 6
    Dis P Logg 176 Lat [Latitude] Obs [Observed] 17:4 S
    Course Dist X Lat Dept Lat Act X Long Long in
    S 12 W 174 170 36 17:9 37 25:25 W
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