Nominal Guns4BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.5.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeTransport BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 10"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Length of Keel64' 11"Imperial Feet19.5136 
Breadth79' 10"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Depth in Hold11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen174 7694Tons BM 


1759Broadside Weight = 7.5 Imperial Pound ( 3.4014 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1786Broadside Weight = 30 Imperial Pound ( 13.605 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
175914Establishment as TransportBWAS-1714
178655Establishment as Armed TenderBWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

5.1787 - 21.4.1792LieutenantHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-1714

Service History

1760Transport at Deptford until 1786BWAS-1714
10.1786coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3435.0.0dBWAS-1714
27.10.1786Refitted as a 4 gun Unrated Tender
12.5.1787Sailed with the first fleet of convicts for New South WalesBWAS-1714
18.1.1788Arrived at Botany BayBWAS-1714
21.4.1792Arrived at Plymouth and Paid offBWAS-1714
17.7.1792Sold for £500, becoming a Thames Collier Thomas and NancyBWAS-1714


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

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