Charlotte (sloop)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Charlotte
Owner: Robert Inch
Builder: Built in Sydney, Australia
Launched: 1803
Fate: Sunk off the coast of New South Wales, 1808
General characteristics
Class & type: Sloop
Tons burthen: 16 tons

The Charlotte was a sloop sunk in 1808 off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.

The Charlotte was built in Sydney and registered at 16 tons on 19 December 1803. Owned and skippered by Robert Inch and assisted by his hand, George Conway, the ship was five miles North of Port Jackson, heading for the Hawkesbury River with a cargo of grain when it was hit by a squall and sunk after its mainsail jibed. This was observed by the sloop Hope which was travelling a mile south of the Charlotte at the time of the sinking. Both Inch and Conway were drowned. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2 p45