What are the names of convict ships?

The ships

  • Charlotte. Convict transport.
  • Scarborough. Convict transport.
  • Prince of Wales. Convict transport.
  • Lady Penrhyn. Convict transport.
  • Friendship. Convict transport.
  • Borrowdale. Storeship.
  • Golden Grove. Storeship.
  • HMS Sirius. Naval ship.

Did any convict ships sink?

Convict ships in Australia The Heritage Office successfully located the wreck of the convict transport Hive in December 1994. It is the only wreck of a convict ship in New South Wales and one of only three lost in Australian waters whilst engaged in transporting convicts from England to Australia.

Where did the convict ships sail from?

The First Fleet as it became known, was formed of 11 ships that left from Portsmouth in southern England on 13th May 1787. This was an historic voyage across oceans to the other side of the world in order to establish the first European settlement, and penal colony, in Australia.

What is the most famous shipwreck in Australia?

Loch Ard (1878) The iron clipper Loch Ard is significant as one of Victoria’s and Australia’s most tragic and famous shipwrecks.

Who was the youngest First Fleet convict?

John Hudson
John Hudson, described as ‘sometimes a chimney sweeper’, was the youngest known convict to sail with the First Fleet. Voyaging on board the Friendship to NSW, the boy thief was 13 years old on arrival at Sydney Cove. He was only nine when first sentenced.

What is the most sought after shipwreck?

Titanic. Perhaps the most famous shipwreck of all time, the Titanic was bound to be full of expensive treasures from the period due to the fact that it was carrying such wealthy and high profile people!

What is the oldest shipwreck in Australia?

Trial Rocks
Trial Rocks. A British East Indiaman of approximately 500 tons, under the command of John Brooke wrecked on the Tryal Rocks off the north-west coast of Western Australia in 1622. It is Australia’s oldest known shipwreck.

Where in Australia has the most shipwrecks?

Port Phillip Bay Wrecks – Port Phillip Bay, Victoria There are over 900 registered shipwrecks in Victoria. The capital city of Melbourne sits on Port Phillip Bay, home to more than 50 of those wrecks. From WWI submarines, massive missile destroyers and sunken ships, its hands down the best place to dive near Melbourne.

How were female convicts transported to Australia?

From 1843 to 1849, the female convicts were sent on arrival to the Anson, a penitentiary housed in a converted naval ship moored in the Derwent River, for a six-month training period in domestic skills.

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