460 convict ships sailed to Australia

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Of these only 41 came to Western Australia

Adelaide        Adelaide Voyages to Australia

The ‘ADELAIDE’ was built 1832 in Calcutta. Wood ship of 640 Tons.

1849 voyage: Departed London 17 Aug 1849. The convicted persons were then known as ‘Exiles’ because they had served part of their sentence in England and providing they were of good conduct were to be given a ‘Ticket of Leave’ or Conditional Pardon upon arrival in Australia. The ‘Adelaide’ arrived at Hobart, VDL on 29 Nov 1849 and disembarked 40 men. The ship then sailed to Port Phillip, Victoria but was refused entry and so sailed on to Port Jackson, New South Wales arriving there 24 Dec 1849.

1855 voyage: departed Portland, England on 19 April 1855, arriving Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 July 1855. 260 convicts, 1 death. The ship also carried 30 Pensioner Guards and their families.

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Sailed on 16th April, 1855

Arrived 18th July, 1855 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 14 Years | Life sentences: 62 | Passengers: 261

Belgravia       Belgravia Voyages to Australia

  • Belgravia

Sailed on 4th April, 1866

Arrived 4th July, 1866 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 11 | Passengers: 277

  • Clara

Clara               Clara Voyages to Australia

  • Clara

Sailed on 19th March, 1857

Arrived 3rd July, 1857 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 13 Years | Life sentences: 29 | Passengers: 262

  • Clara

Sailed on 28th January, 1864

Arrived 3rd April, 1864 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 27 | Passengers: 301

Sailed on 11th March, 1863

Arrived 29th May, 1863 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 18 | Passengers: 322

Corona           Corona Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 13th October, 1866

Arrived 22nd December, 1866 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 5 | Passengers: 306

Dudbrook                  Dudbrook Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 17th November, 1852

Arrived 7th February, 1853 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 15 | Passengers: 235

  • Edwin Fox

Edwin Fox                 Edwin Fox Voyages to Australia

892 ton ship, built in Calcutta, India in 1853.
Transported convicts, pensioner guard, soldiers and their families – from Plymouth, England to Western Australia – 1858. (Had been to Australia previously, in 1856, as a passenger ship.)
(Later went on to service in the Crimean War.)
Converted to be a passenger ship and carried immigrants to New Zealand.
In 1880 converted, again, as a cool storage facility in Picton, New Zealand. Ship was in use until 1950 when abandoned. In 1965 she was bought by the ‘Edwin Fox Society’ and towed to Shakespeare Bay for restoration and then towed to Picton Harbour, New Zealand for display and is on the National Trust Registry, NZ. She is the second oldest surviving merchant ship.

Sailed on 24th August, 1858

Arrived 20th November, 1858 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 40 | Passengers: 284

  • General Godwin

General Godwin       General Godwin Voyages to Australia

Arrived Fremantle Western Australia from Calcutta on 28 March 1854 with 15 convicts The convicts were all soldiers found guilty by Court Martial in India and sentenced to transportation. Also carried 13 passengers.

  • General Godwin

Sailed on 1854

Arrived 28th March, 1854 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 12 Years | Life sentences: 4 | Passengers: 15

  • Guide

Guide              Guide Voyages to Australia

This ship sailed from Calcutta in India and arrived in Fremantle in the Swan River Colony on January 9, 1855 with 16 passengers and 6 convicts [Erickson].

The convicts were all soldiers and sailors who had been found guilty by Court Martial, possibly all in India, and sentenced to transportation.

There were no deaths recorded on the convict shipping and description lists and 6 convict numbers were assigned for the voyage ranging from (3212 to 3217).

  • Guide

Sailed on 1855

Arrived 9th January, 1855 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 1 | Passengers: 6

Sailed on 19th July, 1850

Arrived 25th October, 1850 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 14 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 103

  • Hougoumont

Hougoumont            Hougoumont Voyages to Australia

875 ton ship was built at Moulmein in 1852.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/on-this-day-in-history-australias-last-convict-ship-docks.htm  ——————————————Incorrect Image ….This is a four masted steel hulled Barque in the drawing , im surprised Australian Geo didn’t do a bit more research on this …….The Hougoumont was a works ship on the Forth Bridge Project in 1885 ….the one potrayed as a drawing in Aust Geo is the later version of this ship…..the photograph i have attached is the correct and original convict vessel.

  • Hougoumont

Sailed on 10th October, 1867

Arrived 9th January, 1868 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 28 | Passengers: 281

  • Lincelles

Lincelles         Lincelles Voyages to Australia

  • Lincelles

Sailed on 30th September, 1861

Arrived 28th January, 1862 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 26 | Passengers: 307

Sailed on 19th September, 1863

Arrived 28th December, 1863 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 29 | Passengers: 271

  • Lord Raglan

Lord Raglan              Lord Raglan Voyages to Australia

  • Lord Raglan

Sailed on 3rd March, 1858

Arrived 1st June, 1858 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 22 | Passengers: 270

Sailed on 30th October, 1851

Arrived 30th January, 1852 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 281

  • Merchantman

Merchantman          Merchantman Voyages to Australia

1018 ton ship built in Sunderland 1852/53.
Two (2) voyages to Australia with convict transportee’s – both to Western Australia. On these voyages, she also carried ‘Pensioner Guards’ and their families, a few free passengers and soldiers.
The 1862 voyage went via Bermuda and picked up British and local prisoners.

  • Merchantman

Sailed on 10th October, 1862

Arrived 14th February, 1863 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 40 | Passengers: 193

  • Merchantman

Sailed on 29th June, 1864

Arrived 12th September, 1864 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 14 | Passengers: 261

Sailed on 30th December, 1850

Arrived 13th May, 1851 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 13 Years | Life sentences: 11 | Passengers: 209

  • Minden

Minden          Minden Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 16th July, 1851

Arrived 14th October, 1851 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 1 | Passengers: 302

Sailed on 18th September, 1857

Arrived 1st January, 1858 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 13 Years | Life sentences: 72 | Passengers: 270

Norwood       Norwood Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 13th March, 1862

Arrived 9th June, 1862 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 22 | Passengers: 290

  • Norwood

Sailed on 6th April, 1867

Arrived 13th July, 1867 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 13 | Passengers: 255

Palmerston               Palmerston Voyages to Australia

978 ton ship was built at Moulmein, Burma in 1853.

On the voyage from Portland, England to the Swan River Colony, Western Australia in 1860/61 the ship also carried passengers, pensioner guards, wives and children as well as soldiers and 296 convicts.

Sailed on 8th November, 1860

Arrived 11th February, 1861 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 12 Years | Life sentences: 38 | Passengers: 296

Phoebe Dunbar        Phoebe Dunbar Voyages to Australia

704 ton ship built at Sunderland in 1850.
1853 voyage: Kingston, Ireland direct to the Swan River, Western Australia – 89 days (8 deaths at sea, 2 at harbour). Also on this voyage were 93 pensioner guards and their families.

Convicts transported are currently being listed (not yet complete).

Sailed on 2nd June, 1853

Arrived 30th August, 1853 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 1 | Passengers: 33

Pyrenees        Pyrenees Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 14th March, 1851

Arrived 28th June, 1851 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 4 | Passengers: 295

Sailed on 31st January, 1853

Arrived 30th April, 1853 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 296

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Racehorse                 Racehorse Voyages to Australia

This ship began her life as Matilde Wattenbach built by Frederick C Clarke in St Heliers, Jersey in 1853. Her principal owners were J J Melhuish of Liverpool and T H A Wattenbach, of London. 
In 1863, after trading for some years out of London to the Cape of Good Hope and to New Zealand, she was acquired by Philip Blyth, of London and the following year she was sold. Within a few days she was purchased by Alexander Fotheringham and renamed Racehorse.
Racehorse was surveyed at Sunderland shipyards in January 1864 and at that time her specifications were 1077 tons, length 209.3 ft., breadth 36.1 ft. and depth 20.0 ft. For her voyage to the Swan River Colony another owner would be on the scene – John Smurthwaite, a Sunderland merchant.

Racehorse left Portland on May 26, 1865 bound for Fremantle. She carried the thirty second of 37 shipments of male convicts destined for Western Australia. The voyage took 76 days and the Racehorse arrived in Fremantle on August 10, 1865 with 172 passengers and 278 convicts. M H Seward (DPS) or J Mann (Lloyds Register) and Dr Alexander Watson were the captain(s) and surgeon respectively.

Sailed on 19th May, 1865

Arrived 10th August, 1865 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 22 | Passengers: 279

Ramillies        Ramillies Voyages to Australia

757 ton barque ship Ramillies was built at Sunderland in 1845.
There only appears to be one voyage to Australia with convict passengers. She carried the thirteenth of 37 shipments of male convicts for Western Australia. The 1854 voyage took 79 days and the Ramillies arrived in Fremantle on August 7, with 94 passengers and 277 convicts (1 death recorded on voyage).
(The passengers comprised 30 Pensioner Guards and their families.)

Sailed on 25th April, 1854

Arrived 7th August, 1854 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 14 Years | Life sentences: 60 | Passengers: 280

Robert Small Robert Small Voyages to Australia

655 ton ship built in Newcastle, UK 1835.

Conveyed convicts and passengers from England to Western Australia. Also carried approx. 100 free passengers.

The register of convict passengers is currently being listed but not yet complete.

Sailed on 1st May, 1853

Arrived 19th August, 1853 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 8

Sailed on 11th June, 1856

Arrived 7th September, 1856 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 14 Years | Life sentences: 24 | Passengers: 247

Scindian         Scindian Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 27th February, 1850

Arrived 1st June, 1850 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 15 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 77

Sea Park         Sea Park Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 30th December, 1853

Arrived 5th April, 1854 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 4 | Passengers: 305

Stag                Stag Voyages to Australia

Built in Sunderland in 1842. 678 ton barque.
Voyage from England to Western Australia in 1855. 225 convicts and 30 pensioner guards and their families.

Sailed on 2nd February, 1855

Arrived 23rd May, 1855 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 15 Years | Life sentences: 8 | Passengers: 225

Sultana           Sultana Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 26th May, 1859

Arrived 19th August, 1859 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 7 Years | Life sentences: 7 | Passengers: 223

Vimiera          Vimiera Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 20th September, 1865

Arrived 22nd December, 1865 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 10 | Passengers: 280

William Hammond              William Hammond Voyages to Australia

Sailed on 3rd January, 1856

Arrived 29th March, 1856 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 13 Years | Life sentences: 21 | Passengers: 250

Sailed on 30th April, 1852

Arrived 1st August, 1852 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 13 Years | Life sentences: 51 | Passengers: 212

Sailed on 7th October, 1862

Arrived 31st December, 1862 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life sentences: 23 | Passengers: 301

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