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Select from the Convict Ship Links below to find information about Convict Ships arriving in New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land between the years 1788 and 1850. Some of the information is adapted from Charles Bateson's The Convict Ships; Surgeons at Sea  (Online)- National Archives; Surgeon's Journals available at Ancestry; and various contemporary newspapers and journals.      

Irish Convict Ship Trail   Female Convict Ship Trail    Female Convicts  
 

Convict Ships to Norfolk Island
 
Nautilus    Augusta Jessie   Mangles   Maitland   Blundell   Agincourt    Hydrabad   David Malcolm   Mayda    China   John Calvin   Eliza 


First Fleet

The First Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS Supply accompanied by six convict transports
Alexander   Charlotte   Friendship   Lady Penrhyn   Prince of Wales   Scarborough and three store ships, the Borrowdale, Fishburn and Golden Grove




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A

Aboukir 1852   VDL: Exiles
Active 1791   NSW
Adamant 1821   NSW
Adelaide 1849   NSW: Exiles (P)
Admiral Barrington 1791
Admiral Gambier 1808
Admiral Gambier 1811
Adrian 1830   NSW
Aeolus 1809   NSW (F)
Agamemnon 1820   NSW
Agincourt 1844   NI
Albemarle 1791   NSW (F)
Albion 1823   VDL
Albion 1827   NSW
Albion 1828   NSW
Alexander 1788   NSW
Alexander 1806   NSW (F)
Alexander 1816 NSW  (F)(I)
Almorah 1817   NSW
Almorah 1820  NSW(I)
Almorah 1824   NSW (F) (I)
America 1829   NSW
Andromeda 1830   NSW (I)
Andromeda 1833   NSW
Andromeda 1834   NSW (I) (F)
Ann & Amelia 1825  NSW (I)  (P)
Anne 1801   NSW (I)  (F) (P)
Anne 1810   NSW
Archduke Charles  NSW (I) (F)
Asia 1820   NSW
Asia 1822   NSW
Asia 1824   VDL
Asia (I) 1825    NSW (I)
Asia (III) 1825   NSW
Asia 1828   NSW
Asia 1830   NSW (I) (F)
Asia 1831   NSW
Asia 1832   NSW
Asia 1833   NSW
Asia 1837   NSW
Atlantic 1791   NSW
Atlas (I) 1802    NSW (I)
Atlas (2)1802   NSW (I)
Atlas 1816   NSW
Atlas 1819   NSW
Augusta Jessie 1840 (I)  NI
Aurora 1833   NSW


B

Backwell 1835   NSW (I)
Bangalore 1850   QLD: Exiles
Bardaster 1836   VDL
Baring 1815   NSW
Baring 1819   NSW
Barossa 1839   NSW
Barwell 1798   NSW
Batavia 1818   NSW
Bellona 1793   NSW
Bencoolen 1819   NSW
Bengal Merchant 1835 NSW
Bengal Merchant 1836 NSW
Bengal Merchant 1838 NSW
Blenheim 1834   NSW (I)
Blenheim 1839   NSW (I)
Blundell 1844   Norfolk Island
Boddingtons 1893   NSW (I)   (F) (P)
Borodino 1828   NSW (I) (P)
Boyd 1809   NSW (I)
Boyne 1826   (NSW (I) (P)
Brampton 1823   NSW (I) (P)
Britannia 1791   NSW
Britannia 1797    NSW (I) (F) (P)
Britannia 1798   NSW (F)
Britannia 1814 (Bengal)   NSW
Brothers 1824   NSW (F)
Brothers 1827(I)   NSW (I) (F)
Broxbornebury 1814   NSW (F)
Buffalo 1833   NSW (F)
Buffalo 1837 (Adelaide)   NSW
Buffalo 1840 (Quebec)   VDL; NSW (P)
Burrell 1830   NSW
Burrell 1832   NSW (F)
Bussorah Merchant 1828   NSW
Bussorah Merchant 1831   NSW (I)



C

Calcutta 1803   NSW
Calcutta 1837   NSW
Calder 1822 (Calcutta)   VDL
Caledonia 1820   VDL
Caledonia 1822   VDL
Caledonia 1838 (Madras)   NSW
Calista 1828  VDL to NSW
Cambridge 1827   NSW (I)
Camden 1831   NSW
Camden 1833   NSW
Canada 1801   NSW
Canada 1810   NSW (F)
Canada 1815   NSW (I) (P)
Canada 1817   NSW (I) (F)
Canada 1819   NSW
Canton 1840   VDL (P)
Captain Cook 1832   NSW (I)
Captain Cook 1833   NSW
Captain Cook 1836   NSW (I)
Caroline/ Calista 1828 (East Indies)VDL
Caroline 1831 (Madras)   VDL: NSW
Caroline 1833   NSW (I) (F)
Castle Forbes 1820   VDL (I)
Castle Forbes 1824   NSW (P)
Catherine 1814   NSW (F)
Cawdry 1826 (Calcutta)   NSW
Champion 1827   NSW
Chapman 1817   NSW (I)
Charles Kerr 1837   NSW
Charlotte 1788   NSW (F)
China 1846   Norfolk Island
City of Edinburgh 1828   NSW (I) (F)
City of Edinburgh 1832   NSW (I) (P)
Claudine 1829   NSW
Clorinda 1835 (Mauritius)   NSW
Clyde 1830 VDL
Clyde 1832   NSW
Clyde 1838   NSW (I) (P)
Competitor 1823   VDL
Competitor 1828   NSW (F)
Constant 1843   VDL
Coromandel 1802   NSW
Coromandel 1804  NSW
Coromandel 1820  VDL; NSW
Countess of Harcourt 1821   VDL
Countess of Harcourt 1822   NSW (I)
Countess of Harcourt 1824   NSW
Countess of Harcourt 1827   NSW (I)
Countess of Harcourt 1828   NSW



D

Daphne 1819   NSW (I)
Dart 1834(Mauritius)   NSW (F)
David Malcolm 1845   Norfolk Island
Diamond 1838   NSW (I) (F)
Diana 1833   NSW (F)
Dick 1821   NSW
Dorothy 1820   NSW (I) (P)
Dromedary 1820  VDL; NSW
Duke of Portland 1807   NSW (P)
Dunvegan Castle 1830   NSW
Dunvegan Castle 1832   NSW (I) (P)


E

Eagle 1811 (Calcutta) NSW
Earl Cornwallis 1801 NSW (F)
Earl Grey 1836 NSW (I)
Earl Grey 1838 NSW
Earl of Liverpool 1831 NSW (F)
Earl Spencer 1813 NSW
Earl St. Vincent 1818 (I)
Earl St. Vincent 1820 NSW
Earl St. Vincent 1823 NSW (I)
Eden 1836 VDL; NSW
Eden 1840 NSW
Edward 1829 NSW (I) (F)
Edward 1831 NSW (I)
Eleanor 1831 NSW (P)
Eliza 1 1820 NSW
Eliza 1 1822 NSW
Eliza 2 1827 NSW (I)
Eliza 3 1828 NSW
Eliza 2 1829 NSW (I)
Eliza 2 1832 NSW (I)
Eliza 1850 Norfolk Is.
Elizabeth 1816 NSW
Elizabeth 1818 NSW (I) (F)
Elizabeth 1820 NSW
Elizabeth 1828 (I) (F)
Elizabeth 1836 (F)
Elphinstone 1838 NSW (I)
Emma Eugenia 1838 NSW
England 1826 NSW
England 1835 NSW
Exmouth 1831 NSW
Experiment 1804 NSW (F)
Experiment 1809 NSW (I) (F)


F

Fairlie 1834   NSW
Fame 1817   NSW
Fanny 1816   NSW (F)
Fanny 1833   NSW (F)
Ferguson 1829   NSW (I)
Florentia 1828   NSW
Florentia 1830   NSW
Forth (I) 1830   NSW (I)
Forth (II) 1830   NSW (I) (F)
Forth 1835   NSW (I)
Fortune 1806   NSW
Fortune 1813   NSW>
Francis & Eliza 1815   NSW (I) (F)
Frederick 1815(Calcutta)   NSW
Frederick 1817(Calcutta)   VDL
Friends 1811   NSW (F)
Friendship 1788   NSW (F)
Friendship 1800   NSW (I) (P)
Friendship 1818   NSW (F)


G

Gaillardon 1838 (Calcutta)  NSW
Gaillardon 1839 (Calcutta)  NSW
Ganges 1797   NSW
General Hewitt 1814   NSW
General Stewart 1818   NSW
George Hibbert 1834   NSW (F)
Georgiana 1829   VDL
Georgiana 1831   NSW
Gilbert Henderson 1840   VDL (F)
Glatton 1803   NSW (F)
Globe 1819   NSW
Glory 1818   NSW
Gorgon 1791   NSW
Governor Ready 1829   NSW (I)
Grenada 1819   NSW
Grenada 1821   NSW
Grenada 1825   NSW (F)
Grenada 1827   NSW (F)
Greyhound 1818 (Calcutta)   NSW
Greyhound 1819 VDL; NSW
Guardian 1790   Wrecked
Guide 1818
Guildford 1812   NSW
Guildford 1816   NSW (I) (P)
Guildford 1818   NSW (I) (P)
Guildford 1820   NSW (P)
Guildford 1822   NSW
Guildford 1824   NSW
Guildford 1827   NSW
Guildford 1829   NSW (I) (P)


H

Hadlow 1818   NSW
Hadlow 1820   NSW (I)
Harmony 1827   NSW (F)
Hashemy 1849   NSW: Exiles
Havering 1849   NSW: Exiles (I)
Hebe 1820   NSW
Heber 1837   NSW (I)
Henry 1823   NSW
Henry 1825   NSW (F)
Henry Porcher 1825   NSW (I)
Henry Porcher 1835   NSW
Henry Tanner 1834   NSW
Henry Wellesley 1836   (NSW (F)
Henry Wellesley 1837 (F)
Hercules 1802   NSW (I) (F)
Hercules 1825   NSW
Hercules 1830   NSW (I)
Hercules 1832   NSW
Hero 1835   (NSW (I)
Heroine 1833   NSW
Hibernia 1819  NSW
Hillsborough 1799  NSW
Hindostan 1809   NSW
Hindostan 1821   NSW
Hive 1834   NSW
Hive 1835   NSW (I)
Hooghley 1825   NSW (I)
Hooghley 1828   NSW
Hooghley 1831   NSW (I) (F)
Hooghley 1834   NSW
Hydrabad 1845   Norfolk Island


I

Indefatigable 1812   VDL
Indefatigable 1815   NSW
Indian 1810   NSW
Indispensable 1796   NSW (F)
Indispensable 1809   NSW (F)
Integrity 1837 (Mauritius)   VDL: NSW
Isabella 1818   NSW
Isabella 1822   NSW (I)
Isabella 1823   NSW (I)
Isabella 1832   NSW
Isabella 1840   NSW (F)


J

James Laing 1834   NSW (I) (P)
James Pattison 1830   NSW (I)
James Pattison 1837   NSW
Jane 1831   NSW (I)
Janus 1820   NSW (I) (F)
Java 1833   NSW (I) (P)
John 1827   NSW
John 1829   NSW
John 1832   NSW (P)
John 1837   NSW
John Barry 1819   NSW
John Barry 1821   NSW (I)
John Barry 1836   NSW
John Barry 1839   NSW
John Bull 1821   NSW (I) (F)
John Calvin 1846   Norfolk Is.
John Renwick 1838   NSW (F)
Juliana 1820   VDL


K


Kains 1831   NSW (F)
Katherine Stewart Forbes 1830 NSW
King William 1840   NSW (I)
Kitty 1792   NSW (F)


L

Lady Castlereagh  NSW VDL
Lady Feversham 1830  NSW
Lady Harewood 1831  NSW
Lady Harewood 1832   NSW
Lady Juliana 1790   NSW (F)
Lady Kennaway 1835 VDL
Lady Kennaway 1836  NSW
Lady McNaughten 35 NSW (I)
Lady Nugent 1835  NSW
Lady Penrhyn 1788  NSW (F)
Lady Ridley 1821  VDL
Lady Rowena 1826 NSW (I) (F)
Lady Shore 1797 Mutiny (F)
Larkins 1817   NSW
Larkins 1829   NSW (I)
Layton 1829   NSW
Lloyds 1833   NSW
Lloyds 1837   NSW
Lonach 1825   NSW (I)
Lord Eldon 1817   NSW
Lord Lyndoch 1833  NSW
Lord Lyndoch 1838   NSW
Lord Melville 1817   NSW (F)
Lord Melville 1818   VDL
Lord Melville 1829   NSW
Lord Melville 1830   NSW
Lord Sidmouth 1819  NSW
Lord Sidmouth 1821   NSW (I)
Lord Sidmouth 23 VDL NSW(F)
Lord Wellington 20 NSW(I)(F)
Louisa 1827 NSW (F)
Lucy Davidson 1829  NSW(F)



M

Maitland 1840   NSW
Maitland 1844   Norfolk Island
Malabar 1819   NSW
Mangles 1820   NSW
Mangles 1822   NSW (I) (P)
Mangles 1824   NSW
Mangles 1826   NSW (I) (P)
Mangles 1828   NSW (I)
Mangles 1833   NSW
Mangles 1837   NSW
Mangles 1840   NSW
Manlius 1827   NSW
Margaret 1837
   NSW (I) (F)
Margaret 1839   NSW (I) (F)
Margaret 1840   NSW (I) (F)
Maria 1818   NSW (F)
Maria 1820   VDL
Mariner 1816   NSW
Mariner 1825   NSW (I) (F)
Mariner 1827   NSW (I)
Marquis Cornwallis 1796 NSW (I)(F) (P)
Marquis of Hastings 1826   NSW
Marquis of Hastings 1827   NSW
Marquis of Hastings 1828   NSW
Marquis of Huntley 1826   NSW
Marquis of Huntley 1828   NSW (I)
Marquis of Huntley 1830   NSW
Marquis of Huntley 1835   NSW
Marquis of Lansdown 1827 (Calcutta)   VDL
Marquis of Wellington 1815   NSW
Martha 1818   NSW (I)
Mary 1819   NSW (I)
Mary 1822   NSW
Mary 1823   VDL;NSW (F)
Mary 1833   NSW
Mary 1835   NSW (F)
Mary 1836 (Calcutta)   NSW
Mary Anne 1791  NSW (F)
Mary Anne 1816  NSW (F)
Mary Anne 1822  NSW (F)
Mary Ann 1835   NSW
Mary Ann 1839   NSW (F)
Matilda 1791   NSW
Mayda 1846   Norfolk Island
Medina 1823 NSW (I) (P)
Medway 1821   VDL
Medway 1825   VDL
Mellish 1829   NSW
Mermaid 1830   NSW
Merope 1834 Calcutta   VDL
Midas 1825 NSW (F)
Midas 1827   NSW
Middlesex 1840 NSW (I)
Minerva 1800 NSW (I) (F) (P)
Minerva 1818 NSW (I)
Minerva 1819 NSW (I)
Minerva 1821 NSW
Minerva 1824 NSW
Minerva 1839 NSW(I)(F)
Minorca 1801 NSW (P)
Minstrel 1812 NSW (F)
Minstrel 1825   NSW
Moffatt 1836   NSW
Moffatt 1838   VDL
Morley 1817   NSW
Morley 1818   NSW
Morley 1820 NSW (F)
Morley 1823   VDL
Morley 1828 NSW (I)
Morley 1829   NSW
Mount Stewart Elphinstone 1849   Moreton Bay (I)



N

Nautilus 1840 NSW; Norfolk Island (I)
Neptune 1790 NSW (F)
Neptune 1818   NSW
Neptune 1820   NSW
Neptune 1838   NSW
Neptune 1838   VDL
Neva 1833   NSW
Neva 1835 (I) (F) (Wrecked)
Nile 1801   NSW (F)
Nithsdale 1830   NSW
Norfolk 1825   NSW
Norfolk 1829   NSW
Norfolk 1832   NSW (I)
Norfolk 1837   NSW
Northampton 1815   NSW (F)
Numa 1834   NSW (F)


O

Ocean 1816   NSW
Ocean 1818   NSW
Ocean 1823   NSW


P

Palambam 1831   NSW (I) (F)
Parkfield 1839   NSW
Parmelia 1832   NSW
Parmelia 1834   NSW (I)
Patriot 1838 (Madras)   NSW
Pekoe 1840   NSW
Perseus 1802   NSW
Pestonjee Bomanjee 1847   VDL
Pestonjee Bomanjee 1852 (VDL)
Phoenix 1822   VDL
Phoenix 1826   NSW (I)
Phoenix 1828   NSW
Pilot 1817   NSW (I)
Pitt 1792   NSW (F)
Planter 1832   NSW
Planter 1839   NSW (F)
Porpoise 1800
Portland 1832   NSW
Portland 1833   NSW (I)
Portsea 1838   NSW
Prince George 1837   NSW
Prince of Orange 1821   NSW
Prince of Wales 1788   NSW
Prince Regent 1820   NSW
Prince Regent (II) 1821   NSW (I)
Prince Regent 1824   NSW (I) (P)
Prince Regent 1827   NSW
Princess Charlotte 1827   NSW (F)
Princess Royal 1823   NSW
Princess Royal 1829   NSW (F)
Princess Victoria 1834 (Calcutta)   NSW
Providence 1811   NSW (I) (F)
Providence 1822   NSW (F)
Providence 1826   VDL
Pyramus 1832   NSW (F)
Pyramus 1836   NSW (I) (F)


Q

Queen 1791   NSW (I) (F) (P) NSW Corps



R


Randolph 1849   NSW; 11th regt. Exiles
Recovery 1819   NSW
Recovery 1823   NSW (I)
Recovery 1836   NSW
Regalia 1826   NSW (I)
Regia 1838 (Mauritius)   NSW
Reliance 1829 (Calcutta)   NSW
Research 1832 (Mauritius)  NSW
Rolla 1803   NSW (I) (F)
Roslin Castle 1830  NSW (F)
Roslin Castle 1833   NSW (I) (P)
Roslin Castle 1834   NSW
Roslin Castle 1836   NSW (I) (F)
Royal Admiral 1792   NSW (F)
Royal Admiral 1800   NSW (P)
Royal Admiral 1830   NSW
Royal Admiral 1833   NSW
Royal Admiral 1835   NSW (I)
Royal Charlotte 1825   NSW
Royal George 1828   NSW
Royal Sovereign 1834   NSW (I)
Royal Sovereign 1835   NSW
Ruby 1811 (Bengal)   NSW


S


Salamander 1791   NSW
Sarah 1829   NSW
Sarah & Elizabeth 1837   NSW (F)
Scarborough 1788   NSW
Scarborough 1790   NSW
Seaflower 1820 (Bengal)   NSW
Sesostris 1826   NSW
Shipley 1817   NSW
Shipley 1818   NSW
Shipley 1820   NSW
Shipley 1822   NSW
Sir Charles Forbes 1837   NSW (F)
Sir Godfrey Webster 1826   (NSW (I) (P)
Sir William Bensley 1817   NSW
Somersetshire 1814   NSW
Sophia 1829 NSW (I)
Southworth 1822   NSW (I)
Southworth 1832 (I)  NSW (F) (I)
Sovereign 1795   NSW (P)
Sovereign 1829   NSW (F)
Speedy 1800   NSW
Speke 1808   NSW (F)
Speke 1821   NSW (P)
Speke 1826   NSW
St. Michael 1820 (Calcutta) VDL & NSW
St. Vincent 1837   NSW (1)
Strathfieldsaye 1836   NSW
Sugar Cane 1793   NSW (P)
Surprize 1790   NSW
Surprize 1794   NSW (F) (P)
Surry 1814   NSW
Surry 1816    NSW (I)
Surry 1819   NSW & VDL
Surry 1823   NSW
Surry 1831   NSW
Surry (II) 1833  NSW(I) (F)
Surry 1834   NSW (P)
Surry 1836   NSW (1)
Surry 1840   NSW (F)
Susan 1834   NSW
Susan 1836   NSW
Swallow 1836 (Madras)  NSW
Sydney Cove 1807   NSW (F)
Symmetry 1838 (Mauritius)  NSW



T

Tellicherry 1806   NSW (I) (F) (P)
Theresa 1839   NSW
Thomas Harrison 1836   NSW (F)
Three Bees 1814   NSW (I)
Tory 1847   VDL
Tottenham 1818   NSW
Tyne 1819   NSW (I) (P)



V

Vittoria 1829   NSW



W

Wanstead 1814   NSW (F)
Warrior 1835 (Calcutta)   NSW
Waterloo 1829   NSW
Waterloo 1831   NSW (I)
Waterloo 1833   NSW
Waterloo 1836   NSW (I)
Waterloo 1838   NSW
Waverley 1839   NSW (I)
Westmoreland 1835   NSW
Westmoreland 1838   NSW (I)
Whitby 1839   NSW (I) (F)
William 1794   NSW (F)
William and Anne 1791   NSW
William Jardine 1838   NSW (I)
William Pitt 1806   NSW (F)
William Young 1829 (East Indies)   NSW
Woodbridge 1840   NSW
Woodman 1823   NSW (I) (F)



Y

York 1831   NSW


Resources used to create Convict Ship Pages:
 
Sydney Gazette, The Australian, The Monitor, The Maitland Mercury and other publications available via Australia Trove

UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, - Ancestry

Various 19th Century British Library Newspapers available via National Library of Australia eResourses ( see Cora Num's site for instructions to access)

Lesley Uebel's Port Jackson Convict Anthology

Surgeon's Journals at National Archives  UK

Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857, Ancestry.com.  The National Archives. Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

Publications available at Google Books

Historical Records of New South Wales Vols. 1 - VII

Historical Records of Australia Series 1

The Convict Ships - Charles Bateson

Martin Cash: His Personal narrative as a Bushranger in Van Diemens Land

Free Settler or Felon Database

Journeys In Time 1809 - 1822 - The Journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online

North to Matsumae, Australian Whalers to Japan by Noreen Jones.

Bound For Botany Bay: Narrative of a voyage in 1798 Aboard the Death Ship Hillsborough - Frank Clune

A Narrative of a Voyage to New South Wales, in the year 1816, in the ship Mariner, describing the Nature of the Accommodations, Stores, Diet &c., together with an account of the Medical Treatment &c." by John Haslam in John Croaker: convict Embezzler: John Booker and Russell Craig.

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825.

Australian Town and Country Journal 3 January 1891 - Arrivals of vessels at Port Jackson and Departures of same up to 1817

Australian Dictionary of Biography

East Indian Company Ships

Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive

Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth, 1787 March 22-1789 August 8 [manuscript]., National Library of Australia, MS 4568

Records of Bristol Ships 1800 - 1838

Musters and other papers relating to convict ships. Series CGS 1155, Reels 2417-2428. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia  

A Military History of Australia - Jeffrey Grey

Travels in Ireland in the Year 1822 - Thomas Reid

Rude, George F.E. Protest and Punishment: The Story of the Social and Political Protesters Transported to Australia, 1788-1868

Lloyds Register

Bassett, M.,1940 The Governor's Lady: Mrs Philip Gidley King, Oxford University Press, London  

Reflections on the colony of New South Wales... / ed. by J.E.B. Currey. [Melb.]:Lansdowne Press