Æolus (1797)

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Name: Æolus
Namesake: Aeolus
Launched: 1797, Denmark
General characteristics
Displacement: 289 tons
Propulsion: Sail

The Æolus, also spelt Aeolus, was a 289 ton snow sailing ship built in 1797 in Denmark.

Under the command of Robert Addie, she sailed from England in 1808, with 79 female convicts. She arrived at Port Jackson on 26 January 1809. No convicts died on the voyage. Æolus left Port Jackson on 1 April bound for England.[1] She was carrying a full load of whale oil from the whaler Dubuc, which had been condemned by survey at Port Jackson.


  1. ^ "Arrival of Vessels at Port Jackson, and their Departure". Australian Town and Country Journal, Saturday 3 January 1891, p.16. Retrieved 10 May 2012.