Alexander, weighing in at 452 tons, 114 ft long and 31 ft at the beam, the Alexander was commanded by Master Duncan Sinclair.She carried 192 male convicts and was the largest ship in the fleet. Being built in Hull, England in 1783, little is known about the vessel after her return journey to England, as there are no records after 1808.Author: Cheryl Timbury. The First Fleet was the 11 ships that departed from Portsmouth, England, on to found the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia.The Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels, three store ships and six convict transports, carrying between 1,000 and 1,500 convicts, marines, seamen, civil officers and free people (accounts differ on the numbers), and a.
The First Fleet is the name given to the 11 ships which sailed from Great Britain on 13 May 1787, to start the first European colony in New South Wales. It was the beginning of a plan to send thousands of prisoners to Australia to make convict settlements. The fleet was led by Captain Arthur Phillip. Fellowship of First Fleeters, members web site. First Fleet House Office Address: First Fleet House.
At the time of the First Fleet’s voyage there were some 12,000 British commercial and naval ships plying the world’s oceans. The fleet of 11 ships that made its way to Botany Bay was comparatively small given the nature of its mission. The establishment of a new penal colony on the remote coast of New Holland would provide relief for Britain’s crowded prisons and stake a. The eleven ships of the fleet, carrying over 1,000 convicts, soldiers and seamen, left England on and arrived in Botany Bay between 18 and 20 January 1788 before relocating to Port Jackson to establish the first European settlement in Australia, a penal colony which became Sydney. At least 12 people on the fleet kept a journal of.
Fist of the Fleet Ships Saratoga was badly damaged in March 1945, but repaired and became a training carrier off Pearl Harbor until the surrender. Enterprise, damaged off Okinawa, was still undergoing repairs in Bremerton when the Japanese surrendered. First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. Descendants of those who arrived with the First Fleet in 1788 with Captain Arthur Phillip. First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. Descendants of those who arrived with the First Fleet in 1788 with Captain Arthur Phillip. World War 1. First Fleet Ships.