Charlotte

Three mast square rigged ship with a crew of 30 which bought convicts and marines to the colony as part of the First Fleet.

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Constructed
River Thames, England
1784
Arrived Sydney
19 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
08 May 1788
Destroyed
Newfoundland, Canada
1818
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First Fleet

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2015

Phillip described the transportation of convicts to New South Wales as a voyage 'to the extremity of the globe'. Having successfully managed both the ships and the convicts, the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove brought Phillip new challenges: how to keep men and women, convicts and alcohol, camp and fleet, apart.

Charlotte

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2015

The Charlotte was one of six transports among the 11 ships of the First Fleet that arrived at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788 under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip. She left Sydney Cove bound for Canton on 8 May 1788, arriving back in England in June 1789.