Friday, December 31, 2010

AUGUST 24,1608 THE FIRST BRITISH SHIP[EAST INDIA COMPANY]ARRIVES IN INDIA AT SURAT



Near the close of Queen Elizabeth-I’sreign
 on December 31,1600 a royal charter was granted to a Joint Stock Company described as “ The Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies” popularly known as 






















East India Company 
or John Company. The Hector, a British galleon of the third voyage chartered by the John Company underWilliam HawkinsTapati, near Surat. This was the first ship to fly an English flag off the coast of India. arrived on August 24, 1608 at the entrance to the River 


SURAT -GUJARAT COAST 1608

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