I know this forum is more about navies, but I have a couple of questions about sailing times in years 1790-1815. My ship is a brig, similar to the US Niagra. How long would this ship take to get from Shanghai to Britain? Any idea about what the typical ports of call would be on this route?
If my ship were a different type -- something more similar to the 17th century Batavia -- how long would that same trip take? Were ships like the Batavia still used by the 1800s? Specifically, would they have been used in the Mediterranean?
I appreciate any information people can offer.