Fishburn

Store ship of 378 tons with 22 crew which carried a variety of cargo to establish a settlement including ducks, goats, leather, women's shoes and hats, camp kettles and garden seed.

Milestone
Constructed
Whitby, England
1780
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
19 Nov 1788
Destroyed
1789
Position
1787
Relationship
Included in
Type

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.

Fishburn

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2015

Fishburn was the largest of the three store ships of the First Fleet stocked with provisions for the new colony. After her return to England, Fishburn was lost in a storm off Gun Fleet Sand in October 1789.