On This Day: 4 May 1703

On this day in 1703 the captain and supercargo of the Worcester, Captain Thomas Green and Robert Callant, went ashore at Anjango on the Malabar Coast of India to obtain advice from the Governor there. Their ship was in grave need of repair. It had been leaking badly for some time. They wanted to know where would be best to take it.

The Governor supplied his advice to go to Bengal in writing. This was to provide evidence they could produce to show the owners of the ship and cargo if their decision to divert to Bengal was questioned.

They did go to Bengal and the ship was repaired, after a fashion but the leaks were to return – and indirectly prove fatal for Green.

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