HMS Guardian

Convict ship of 879 tons and 140 ft long which hit an iceberg in December 1789 about 13 days out from the Cape of Good Hope. Some convicts survived and were given pardons on arrival in Sydney.

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Constructed
Limehouse, London, England
1784
Destroyed
1790
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1789
1789
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
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HMS Guardian

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2016

Wrecked en route to Australia, the Second Fleet storeship HMS Guardian left Britain carrying desperately needed stores for the infant settlement in New South Wales.