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29 March, 1771

 

On 29 March, 1771, James Cook wrote “Empd fixing New Topmast Backstays, repairing Sails &ca... In the PM Anchor'd here the Duke of Gloucester English East India Ship from China. In the Evening a prodigious hard gale of wind came on at SE”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “The Duke of Gloucester Indiaman Captn Lauder came into the Road”.

 

Duke of Gloucester was built at Limehouse, and launched in 1763.  Her captain from 1767 was John Lauder of the East India Company. 

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