Commodore Nathaniel Dance 's aggressive tactics persuaded Contre-Admiral Charles-Alexandre Durand Linois to retire after only a brief exchange of shot.
There are several rows of wooden posts sticking out of the sand. On 5 February Earl of Abergavenny struck on the Shambles off the Isle asiian Portland and then sank in Weymouth Bay with the loss of lives, including Wordsworth, out of people on board. She arrived at the Downs on 18 October.
Voyages[ edit ] Voyage 1 — [ edit ] Earl of Abergavenny's weymouth letter of marque was issued on 26 January Even so, the Indiamen were heavily armed so that they could dissuade pirates and even large privateers. In escort, there were 32 Chinese passengers. Forty passengers were listed as being at the Captain's table, while 11 were listed as being at the Third Mate's table.
She weymoutj in the Downs on 5 September. By 17 November she was at Malacca and she arrived at Whampoa on 8 January She then entered the Downs on 23 September.
Eventually the Chinese authorities dropped the "Providence Affair". Her complement for this voyage consisted of officers and crew. She sailed with four other Indiamen and two whalers from Portsmouth on 1 February Dance, in Warleytogether with several of the other vessels, then chased the French warships until his convoy was out of danger. The British lost only one man killed.
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Wordsworth stayed at his post and went down with his ship. By October almost all the valuable property had been recovered, including 30 pipes of wine.
Frequently vessels of the British Royal Navy escorted these convoys, though generally not past Indiaor before on the return leg. Precautions[ edit ] East Indiamen traveled in convoys as much as they could.
After she struck on the Shambles she was got off, but sank as Wordsworth attempted to sail her onto the beach. In September the wreck was blown up under water to prevent her forming a dangerous shoal. For her return voyage she crossed the Second Bar on asiian November.
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