John Williams (ship)

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Name: John Williams
Namesake: The missionary John Williams
Owner: London Missionary Society
Operator: London Missionary Society
Cost: 6200 pounds
Launched: Harwich, 20 March 1844
Fate: Wrecked in 1856
Notes: 10 state rooms
General characteristics
Tonnage: 296 tons
Length: 103 ft (31 m)
Beam: 24 ft 8 in (7.52 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Crew: 27

The John Williams was a missionary ship under the command of Captain Robert Clark Morgan (1798-1864) and owned by the London Missionary Society. It was named after John Williams (1796–1839), a missionary who had been active in the South Pacific.

General specifications

The John Williams was launched at Harwich on 20 March 1844. She was of 296 tons and had a length of 103 feet (31 meters) and beam of 24 feet 8 inches (7.5 meters). The depth of her hold was 16 feet (4.9 meters). She had 10 state rooms.

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