|Owner:||Mr. Thompson, Kangaroo Island|
|Port of registry:||Port Adelaide|
|Builder:||William Paterson, Encounter Bay|
|Fate:||Wrecked, Neptune Islands, SA 1840|
|Class & type:||Cutter|
|Length:||24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)|
|Beam:||8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)|
|Depth:||4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)|
Frances was a cutter built in 1839 at Encounter Bay, South Australia. It was wrecked on South Neptune Island on 29 August 1840. It was reported that the crew survived the wrecking event, came ashore and survived on a diet of penguin for 50 days before sending 2 people in a dinghy to Port Lincoln to seek help. Those remaining at South Neptune Island were subsequently rescued. While the wreck site is protected by the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 and its location is recorded as being at Coordinates: , as of 2004 it had not been found.
- "LOCAL EVENT 100 YEARS AGO, Cutter Frances Wrecked on Neptune Islands on August 29, 1840". Port Lincoln Times. 29 August 1940. p. 7. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- ‘Frances’, Australian National Shipwreck Database at https://apps5a.ris.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=5369, retrieved 03/07/2012.
- Christopher, P.; (1990), South Australian Shipwrecks: A Database (1802-1989), Society for Underwater Historical Research, North Adelaide, SA, pp 64. (ISBN 0 9588006 1 8)
- "Latest from Port Lincoln". Southern Australian. 3 November 1840. p. 3. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- Baker, J. L. (2004), Towards a System of Ecologically Representative Marine Protected Areas in South Australian Marine Bioregions - Technical Report. Prepared for Coast and Marine Conservation Branch, Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia. page 74, at , retrieved 21/07/2012.