Fortitude (ship)

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The Fortitude
Name: Fortitude
Builder: Tindall, Scarborough
Launched: 1842
General characteristics
Class and type: Barque
Tons burthen: 608 tons, 640 tons, or 750 tons burthen.[1]

Fortitude was a sailing ship. In 1848-9, she was the first of three ships chartered by the Rev Dr John Dunmore Lang to bring free immigrants to Brisbane, Australia, arriving on 21 January 1849; the other ships being the Chaseley (arriving on 1 May 1849) and the Lima (arriving on 3 November 1849).[2]

Captained by John Christmas, with the medical superintendent Henry Challinor, she departed Gravesend on 14 September 1848, arriving Moreton Bay on 21 January 1849.[1][3][4] Fortitude Valley (where many of the immigrants settled) is named in her honor.[5]

Notable immigrants on the Fortitude[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Some Interesting Snippets about the Fortitude". Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dr John Dunmore Lang Sponsored Immigrant Ships". Brisbane History. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "A Super Six Hundred. On this occasion 253 passengers were transported.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 21 July 1928. p. 21. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "THE Moreton Bay Courier.". The Moreton Bay Courier. III, (138). Queensland, Australia. 3 February 1849. p. 2. Retrieved 9 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "Brisbane Fortitude Valley, Chinatown". Retrieved 2 January 2010. 

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