Nancy (ship)

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Coordinates: 35°22′01″S 150°50′04″E / 35.367°S 150.834333°E / -35.367; 150.834333

Name: Nancy
Port of registry:  UK, Sydney
Builder: Kable & Co, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales[1]
Launched: 1803
Fate: Wrecked south of Jervis Bay, 18 April 1805[1]
General characteristics
Type: sloop[1]
Tonnage: 20 GRT[2]

The Nancy was a sloop wrecked on 18 April 1805 near Jervis Bay, Australia.

The Nancy was a sloop of some 20 tons constructed on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales by Kable & Co. It arrived in Sydney on its maiden voyage on 17 October 1803. On 18 April 1805, the Nancy commanded by Captain Demaria was just off Jervis Bay when a violent squall hit the area. The Nancy's mainsail split and the ship could make no leeway. Everything on board was washed overboard and then the ship struck a small sandy beach between two headlands. The ship promptly broke up with one crew member, Richard Wall, from Exeter, drowning. The remaining crew walked to Sydney, arriving on 1 May 1805.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2 p39
  2. ^ "View Shipwreck - Nancy". Australian National Shipwreck Database. Department of the Environment (Australia). Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "LOSS of the NANCY.". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 5 May 1805. p. 2. Retrieved 23 March 2014.