Ocean (1808 ship)

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Name: Ocean
Owner: Atty & Co.
Builder: Barrick, Whitby, England
Launched: 1808
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 435,[1] 437,[2][3] 4353694,[4] or 439[5]
Length: 116 ft (35.4 m)[3]
Beam: 29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)[3]
Propulsion: Sail

Ocean was a sailing ship built in 1808 at Whitby, England, that twice transported convicts to Australia.

First convict transport voyage (1817-1818)[edit]

Under the command of Samuel Remmington she sailed from Spithead, England, on 21 August 1817, and arrived at Port Jackson on 10 January 1818.[2] She transported 180 male convicts, none of whom died on the voyage.[6]

Ocean left Port Jackson on 15 February bound for Batavia.[7]

Second convict transport voyage (1823-1824)[edit]

Under the command of William Harrison, Ocean sailed from Portsmouth on 24 April 1823, and arrived at Port Jackson on 27 August 1823.[8] She transported 173 male convicts, six of whom died on the voyage.[9]

Ocean left Port Jackson in February 1824 bound for London. While en route she encountered a large gale and she lost her live stock overboard. She also rescued the 36-man crew of the whaler Arab, before Arab sank. Ocean went to Saint Helena to undertake repairs and buy provisions.[10] She arrived in London in 1825.

In 1828 her owners changed her registration to London.[3] The Lloyd's Register for 1829 still showed Atty as her owners. It gave her master as Dean, and her trade as London-Quebec.[1]

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lloyd's Register (1829), Seq. №O23.
  2. ^ a b Bateson (1959), pp. 290-1.
  3. ^ a b c d Weatherill (1908), p.118.
  4. ^ Hackman (2001), p.302.
  5. ^ Lloyd's Register (1825); Ships trading to NSW & Van Dieman's Land in 1823.
  6. ^ Bateson (1959), p.327.
  7. ^ "Ship News". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 21 February 1818, p.3. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  8. ^ Bateson (1959), pp.294-5.
  9. ^ Bateson (1959), p.329.
  10. ^ "News". Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser, Friday 31 December 1824, p.3. Retrieved 27 January 2013.


  • Bateson, Charles (1959). The Convict Ships. Brown, Son & Ferguson. OCLC 3778075.
  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
  • Weatherill, Richard (1908) The ancient port of Whitby and its shipping. (Whitby: Hokne and Son)