Prince of Wales

A barque of 350 tons and 103 feet long, it was one of the newest vessels of the Fleet carrying 66 convicts and 29 marines with a crew of 25.

Milestone
Constructed
Rotherhithe, England
1786
Arrived Sydney
20 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
14 Jul 1788
Position
1787
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
20 May 1787 - 26 Jan 1788
20 May 1787 - 26 Jan 1788
29 Aug 1787 - 1788
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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.

Prince of Wales

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2015

The Prince of Wales was the last ship to join the First Fleet on its epic voyage to Botany Bay in 1787-88. It remained at Sydney Cove for five months while its stores were unloaded.The ship returned to Falmouth on 25 March 1789 with many of the crew having suffered from scurvy on the voyage home.