Monday, October 24, 2011

Sir James Lancaster

Sir James Lancaster: He was the first commander of the first fleet sent by the East India company to India. It consisted of four big ships and one small boat. The names of the ships and boat were The Dragon, The Hector, The Swan, The Ascension and The Guest.

The fleet under the command of Sir James Lancaster was manned by 480 seamen.

It sailed for India on April 22, 1601.

Raikes, Charles, "The Englishman of India", 1867, London.

Further References:
Wikipedia Note on Sir James Lancaster (Click to Access)

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