Neva Voyages to Australia
The Neva was a Three-Masted Barque built at Hull in 1813, Lloyd’s register 1814. Traded between England & Jamaica then refitted in 1830’s to carry convicts.
Tons burthen: 327 bm (builders old measurement)
Length: 104 ft 4 in (31.80 m)
Beam: 27 ft 1 in (8.26 m)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Armament: 4 × 9-pounder guns
Second voyage transporting convicts to Australia ended in a disaster, being shipwrecked near King Island, Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land) in 1835.
It is recorded that only 15 survived, 6 being Irish female convict women and several crew including Capt. Peck. They were transported to Launceston. On board were also several free passengers and children. A total of 224 lives lost and one of the worst ship wrecks in history.
Arrived 21st November, 1833 at New South Wales
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life
sentences: 43 | Passengers: 170