Andromeda (1819)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: Andromeda
Namesake: Andromeda
Launched: 1819
General characteristics
Displacement: 408 tons
Draught: 18
Propulsion: Sail

Andromeda was a 408-ton ship, built in Sunderland, England in 1819.

Constructed of 2 decks, she was repaired in 1828. She received new wales, top side & repairs in 1830, and had repairs to damages in 1831 as well as being sheathed in copper.

She carried 180 male convicts, under the command of Robert Parkin, from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, Australia, departing from Cork, Ireland on 28 August 1830 and arriving in Sydney on 18 December 1830. Eight convicts died on the voyage.

On her second convict voyage she carried 186 male convicts from Portsmouth, England to Sydney. Under the command of Benjamin Gales she departed Portsmouth on 17 November 1832 and arrived in Sydney on 11 March 1833. Four convicts died on the voyage.

Under the command of Benjamin Gales, she carried 175 female convicts from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, departing from Cork on 25 May 1834 and arriving in Sydney on 17 September 1834. Two convicts died during the voyage.

References[edit]

  • Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships, 1787–1868, Sydney, 1974. ISBN 0-85174-195-9