Windsor (sloop)

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Windsor
Career (Australia)
Owner: Henry Major
Fate: Wrecked 1816
General characteristics
Sail plan: sloop

Windsor was a ship wrecked on Long Reef near Sydney, Australia in 1816.

Windsor was a sloop of 22 tons owned and under the command of Henry Major. Windsor left the Hawkesbury[which?] and headed for Sydney when she was blown well off shore by a gale. It is probable that it was this gale that ended up sinking Recovery the same month. Eventually Windsor reached Newcastle where she picked up Recovery‍ '​s survivors. Coming into Sydney the ship was wrecked on Long Reef but all of Windsor‍ '​s crew and Recovery‍ '​s survivors were able to get to safety and walk to Sydney.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bateson, Charles (1972). Australian Shipwrecks. 1 1622-1850. Sydney: AH and AW Reed. p. 53. ISBN 0-589-07112-2.