East Indiaman were vessels operated by the East India companies of several European nations from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. At some point, three East Indiaman transited to the alternate Earth. One of the was named Hermione. The crews spent time with the Lemurians Eventually, the captain of one of the vessels decided to return to England by sailing west. Nothing was ever heard of that vessel again. The captains of the other two vessels sailed east. Nothing was ever heard of those vessels either.