Edwin Fox Voyages to Australia
892 ton ship, built in Calcutta, India in 1853.
Transported convicts, pensioner guard, soldiers and their families - from Plymouth, England to Western Australia - 1858. (Had been to Australia previously, in 1856, as a passenger ship.)
(Later went on to service in the Crimean War.)
Converted to be a passenger ship and carried immigrants to New Zealand.
In 1880 converted, again, as a cool storage facility in Picton, New Zealand. Ship was in use until 1950 when abandoned. In 1965 she was bought by the ‘Edwin Fox Society’ and towed to Shakespeare Bay for restoration and then towed to Picton Harbour, New Zealand for display and is on the National Trust Registry, NZ. She is the second oldest surviving merchant ship.
Arrived 20th November, 1858 at Western Australia
Average sentence: 11 Years | Life
sentences: 40 | Passengers: 284