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A number of sailing vessels were named Alexander:
- Alexander (1801) was a 301-ton merchant vessel launched at Shields; she became a whaler and made one voyage to New Zealand and the South Seas whale fisheries (1802-06) for Hurry & Co.
- Alexander (1803 Bombay), a ship of 600 or 746 tons burthen, launched in 1803 at Bombay and wrecked in 1815.
- Alexander (1807), a ship launched by William Taylor, Bideford, for Buckles & Co. She was sailing from Ceylon and Mauritius to London when on 9 August 1828 she wrecked on Cole House Point.
- Alexander (1811), a 227-ton merchant ship built in the United States in 1811, captured as a prize during the War of 1812, that transported convicts to Port Jackson in 1816.
- Alexander (1812), of 492 88⁄94 tons (bm), was launched on 14 November 1812 by Michael Smith at Howrah, Calcutta, for his own account.
- Alexander (1813), of 229 tons (bm), launched at Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Walkinshaw & Co.
- Alexander (1829), of 523 30⁄94 tons (bm), launched on 14 November 1828 by John Blackett, Millwall Dock, Poplar, London, for his own account.
Citations and references
- Hackman (2001), p.249.
- Clayton, Jane M. (2014) Ships employed in the South Sea Whale Fishery from Britain: 1775-1815: An alphabetical list of ships. (Berforts Group). ISBN 978-1908616524
- Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
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