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Hercules Voyages to Australia

The “Hercules” ship was built in 1801 at South Sheilds, England.

1801 voyage from Ireland to New South Wales, Australia. Sailed via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape. A mutiny occurred just prior to their arrival at Rio - after 45 minutes it was quashed but 13 convicts had been killed. Jeremiah Pendergass was named as the ring leader and shot. 44 deaths in total on this voyage.

There was then another ship, also named, “Hercules” built 1822 at Whitby, England who made 3 trips to Austraia, in 1825, 1830 & 1832.

  • Hercules

    Sailed on 29th November, 1801

    Arrived 26th June, 1802 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 7 Years | Life sentences: 16 | Passengers: 27
  • Hercules

    Sailed on 24th December, 1824

    Arrived 7th May, 1825 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 50 | Passengers: 135
  • Hercules

    Sailed on 3rd July, 1830

    Arrived 1st November, 1830 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 11 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 4
  • Hercules

    Sailed on 14th June, 1832

    Arrived 16th October, 1832 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 60 | Passengers: 200