List of ports of call of the British East India Company

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The East Indiamen of the British East India Company passed many places and stopped at many ports on their voyages from Britain to India and China in the 17th to 19th centuries, both on the way and as destinations. Some of these places were simply landmarks, but a number of the places were the locations of EIC factories, i.e., trading posts.

In many cases the spelling of the names of these locations has changed between then and now. One purpose of this list is to link, where possible, the names as given in ships' logs with the modern name. Names in italics represent cases where the modern and older name are different.





Unidentified locations[edit]

  • Capshee Bay
  • Doens (probably a typographical error for the Downs.)

See also[edit]

List of Dutch East India Company trading posts and settlements


  • Erikson, Emily (2014) Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757: The English East India Company, 1600-1757. (Princeton University Press). ISBN 9780691159065