Princess Charlotte (1819 brig)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: Princess Charlotte
Builder: Fortesco de Santos, Newcastle, New South Wales
Launched: 19 September 1819
Fate: Disappeared after 27 September 1820
General characteristics
Type: Brig
Displacement: 60 tons
Propulsion: Sail

Princess Charlotte was a 60-ton brig launched in 1819 that disappeared in 1820 on a voyage between Hobart Town and Sydney.

The Government constructed Princess Charlotte in 1819 at Newcastle, New South Wales. She left Hobart Town on 27 September 1820 for Sydney with crew and passengers and a cargo of wheat.[1] The passengers included four soldiers from the 48th Regiment and at least three convicts.[2] The captain was Edward Devine.[3] She was not heard from again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachlan Macquarie's Diary
  2. ^ Australian Shipwrecks - vol 1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2 p61
  3. ^ The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 28 Oct 1820, p3