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|Tons burthen:||608 tons, 640 tons, or 750 tons burthen.|
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).
Captained by John Christmas, with the medical superintendent Henry Challinor, she departed Gravesend on 14 September 1848, arriving Moreton Bay on 21 January 1849. Fortitude Valley (where many of the immigrants settled) is named in her honor.
Notable immigrants on the Fortitude
- Henry Challinor, physician and politician of Ipswich
- Robert Cribb, politician of Brisbane
- William Pettigrew, politician and mayor of Brisbane
- Edward Barton Southerden, draper and mayor of Sandgate
- "Some Interesting Snippets about the Fortitude". Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- "Dr John Dunmore Lang Sponsored Immigrant Ships". Brisbane History. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Brisbane Fortitude Valley, Chinatown". Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- "A Super Six Hundred.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 21 July 1928. p. 21. — more information on the three immigrant ships, including passenger lists
- "Passenger List." (PDF).
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