Sydney (ship)

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For the Royal Australian Navy ships, see HMAS Sydney.


Sydney
History
Fate: Wrecked 1806
General characteristics
Type: East Indiaman
Tonnage: 900 tons

Sydney was an East Indiaman of 900 tons that carried a crew of 130 men. The ship had been constructed in Java and was registered in Calcutta.[1][2] Sydney sailed from Port Jackson, Australia on 12 April 1806 for Calcutta, India. On 20 May 1806, it was wrecked off the coast of New Guinea, with no crew lost. Captain Forest arrived in Calcutta on 9 October 1806 on board Varuna from Penang, having sailed from there on 4 October.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bateson, Charles (1972). Australian Shipwrecks. 1: 1622-1850. Sydney: AH and AW Reed. p. 42. ISBN 0-589-07112-2. 
  2. ^ "Ship News". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. 13 April 1806. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Ship News". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. 15 February 1807. p. 2.