The passengers of the Third Fleet consisted of convicts, military personnel and people to fill positions in the colony. Additionally this fleet carried much needed provisions for the struggling colony.
Most of the ships sailed from England but The Queen sailed from Ireland. All arrived in New South Wales in 1791. Of the 2,000 convicts who sailed 173 male convicts and 9 female convicts died during this voyage.
The Eleven Ships of the Third Fleet
|Mary Ann||Master Mark Munro||Convict transport|
|Matilda||Master Matthew Weatherhead||Convict transport|
|Atlantic||Master Archibald Armstrong||Convict transport|
|Salamander||Master J. Nichol||Convict transport|
|William and Ann||Master Eber Bunker||Convict transport|
|Gorgon||Master John Parker||Convict transport|
|Active||Master John Mitchinson||Convict transport|
|The Queen||Master Richard Bowen||Convict transport|
|Albemarle||Master George Bowen||Convict transport|
|Britannia||Master Thomas Melvill||Convict transport|
|Admiral Barrington||Master Robert Abbon Marsh||Convict transport|
- ^ Davison, Grame (ed.) et al, The Oxford Companion To Australian History, Oxford University Press, 1998
- ^ Gillen, Mollie, The Founders of Australia: a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet, Sydney, Library of Australian History, 1989
- ^ Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships, 1787-1868, Sydney, 1974
- ^ Hughes, Robert, The Fatal Shore, London, Pan, 1988
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