Ships of the East India Company
Publication is no longer available in print format, but is now available on CD
Ships of the East India Company, by Rowan Hackman
Rowan Hackman, who died in 2001, devoted many years to researching the ships owned by the Honourable East India Company, and this CD book is the fruit of his work. In 345 pages it lists many thousands of ships, giving for each - name, rig, major dimensions, builder, owner, a list with dates of voyages in East India service, and details of their fate where known.
Ships are listed in the following sections: Major Ships 1600-1708, Major ships of the United Company 1708-1834, ships chartered 1708-1834, 'interlopers', company warships and pilot vessels. There is a brief chronology of the main events in the company's history and a full biliography. Using Adobe Reader version 6 or later (provided), the CD is totally serachable.
WSS Members can obtain copies at a cost of £13 (UK) or £14 (overseas), including Value Added Tax, postage and packing. Non-member cost is £19 (UK address) or £20 (address outside the UK). Orders are to be sent to World Ship Society, 49 Mount Road, Mitcham, Surrey. CR4 3EZ., United Kingdom. Payment can be made by £GB cheque (payable to the World Ship Society) or by credit/debit card. Please state whether VISA or MasterCard quoting card number, exact name on card, card expiry date and the security number (last 3 digits from the signature strip). [09.2011] [/toggle]