HMS Sirius

Flagship of the First Fleet, which arrived in Sydney in 1788, and was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790.

Milestone
Constructed
1780
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
14 Feb 1788
Departed Sydney
02 Oct 1788
Arrived Sydney
08 May 1789
Departed Sydney
1790
Departed Sydney
Mar 1790
Departed Sydney
06 Mar 1790
Destroyed
Norfolk Island, New South Wales
19 Mar 1790
Name
Commemorated by
Alternate
Berwick
1780 - 1786
Position
1786 - 1787
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1790
20 May 1787
20 May 1787
Relationship
Included in
Type

HMS Sirius

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2010

Flagship of the first fleet, Sirius was vital to the survival of the young colony.

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.