Convict Ships



Convict ships were used to carry transported criminals to a penal colony.

Prior to their transportation, prisoners could be held in a prison hulk which was moored off-shore.


The list below shows the Convict ships which are mentioned in the Calderdale Companion


AsiaRef 459-10
Sailings:

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Bengal MerchantRef 459-17
Sailings:

  • 24th March 1838: Left England, carrying 270 convicts, arriving New South Wales, Australia [21st July 1838]

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

BlundellRef 459-3
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

ChampionRef 459-5
Sailings:

  • 24th May 1827: (394 tons) left England, carrying 128 passengers on a voyage lasting 138 days, arriving Sydney Cove, Australia about 17th October 1827

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

CoromandelRef 459-6
639 tons.

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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

DuncanRef 459-2
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Earl GreyRef 459-14
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

ElizaRef 459-18
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  • 25th June 1828: Left England with 158 convicts, arriving in New South Wales [18th November 1828]

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

GilmoreRef 459-7
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lady HarewoodRef 459-4
429-ton

Sailings:

  • 26th March 1829: Left London with 207 male convicts, and arrived in Australia [28th July 1829] after a 124-day voyage

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lady PenrhynRef 459-22
Originally built as a slave ship [1786].

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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lady RafflesRef 459-19
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lady RidleyRef 459-12
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lord LyndochRef 459-20
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Lord Melville (3)Ref 459-8
Built in Quebec [1825]. 425 tons.

The vessel was wrecked in 1836 with some loss of life

Sailings:

  • 6 May 1829: First convict voyage from London to NSW
  • 20th May 1830: The second voyage left Sheerness around 20th May 1830, calling at the Downs (England), finally departing 6th June 1830, and arriving at Port Jackson, Sydney Cove [22nd October 1830]. Also on board was a guard detachment of the 17th Regiment of Foot

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

MarionRef 459-13
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

MermaidRef 459-1

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

MoffattRef 459-9
(820 tons) had two decks, and was built in Bengal and launched 1807.

Sailings:

  • 10th August 1842: Third voyage departed England carrying a total of 390 convicts and arrived 106 days later, on 28th November 1842,

Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

Oriental QueenRef 459-21
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

ScarboroughRef 459-23
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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

SusanRef 459-15
Launched in Calcutta [1813], she traded in the East Indies

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Prisoners recorded on this ship include:

WestmorelandRef 459-16
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YorkRef 459-11
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