East India Company sent a fleet of ships to India and China once
fitted and equipped with great care, and often escorted by Royal
Navy ships through unfriendly waters, usually because of a seemingly
never-ending war with the French.
weather was also an enemy. In the case of the Admiral
Gardner, and her sister ship the Britannia,
it was to prove fatal in the year 1809.
report to his employers at East India House explains in detail