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First Fleet to Australia

Fleet Commander
Arthur PhillipBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1814
Fleet Formed13.5.1787E-WIKI
Fleet Disbanded20.1.1788E-WIKI


The First Fleet was the 11 ships that departed from Portsmouth, England, on 13 May 1787 to found the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia.

Golden Grove (10) 1780-1811
British 10 Gun
Merchant Merchantman
1782 Renamed "Golden Grove"
William SharpBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1787-1794
Fleet disbanded
Supply (4) 1759-1792
British 4 Gun
Other Transport
Henry Lidgbird BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
Fleet disbanded
Sirius (10) 1781-1790
British 10 Gun
Unrated Armed Storeship
1786 Renamed "Sirius"
John HunterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1814
Fleet disbanded
Lady Penrhyn 1786-1811
British Merchant Slave Ship
13.5.178720.1.1788 Fleet disbanded


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