Berwick -> 1786 Sirius

Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Constructor WatsonBWAS-1714
Ship TypeArmed Storeship BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck110' 5"Imperial Feet33.5407 
Length of Keel89' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet27.1463 
Breadth32' 9"Imperial Feet9.8679 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen511 8394Tons BM 


1.1782Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

1.1782 - 1784LieutenantEdward Bayntun Prideaux (d.1797)BWAS-171415.12.1786 - 15.3.1790Second CaptainJohn Hunter ADM 6/23/369ADM 6/23

1 Flag Officer

15.12.1786 - 15.3.1790CommodoreArthur Phillip (1738-1814)BWAS-1714

Service History

1.12.1781Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.4.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6152.11.4dBWAS-1714
8.6.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1783Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
2.6.1784Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
2.1785Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1786Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
12.10.1786Refitted as a 10 gun Sixth Rate Ship
12.10.1786Renamed SiriusBWAS-1714
12.1786Completed fitting at a cost of £7286.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.5.1787Sailed as flagship of the 'First Fleet' of convicts for new South WalesBWAS-1714
26.1.1788Arrived at Port JacksonBWAS-1714
19.3.1790Wrecked on Norfolk IslandBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
13.5.1787-20.1.1788First Fleet to AustraliaArthur Phillip (1738-1814) 

Notes on Ship

Built by Watson at Rotherhythe


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