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David Hepper
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    According to Anthony Farrington [Catalogue of East India Company Ship’s Journals London 1999], in March 1690, the Princess Anne of Denmark was still in Madras, and she returned to England the following year, arriving in the Downs anchorage on 16 September 1691. Farrington’s listings do show that there are no ships journals or logs after 3 March 1690, but that would not necessarily mean that Haddock was no longer in command, just that the journal for the period after this have been lost.

    The ship: Princess Anne of Denmark Was built in 1687 by Sir Henry Johnson at Blackwall and made one further round trip to India, sailing from England in April 1693, but was captured by the French, along with several other homeward bound Indiamen, by the squadron under the Marquis de Nesmond 16 July 1695

    Are you aware of “Correspondence of the family of Haddock, 1657-1719” ?
    [See: https://archive.org/details/haddockcorres00thomrich/page/n9 ]
    It includes a letter from Joseph Haddock at Balasore, apparently dated 17 October 1688 – evidently a mistake for 1689?