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Recovery Voyages to Australia

Built 1799 Batavia, 493 tons.

1823 voyage.
Also arrived the same morning,  (i.e. Thursday last) from Ireland, having sailed from the Cove of Cork on the 5th April, the ship Recovery, Captain Fotherley, with 180 male convicts, in tolerable health : no deaths on the passage.  Surgeon Superintendent, Dr. Cunningham, R. N. The guard comprises a detachment of the 1st, or Royals, commanded by Captain Gill, who is accompanied by his Lady.  Three free passengers come out by this conveyance, at the expence of the Crown.
Sydney Gazette, Thurs 7 Aug 1823.

1835 voyage.
Surgeon’s general remarks. On 5th October 1835, the Guard embarked at Deptford, consisting of 1 staff, 1 subaltern, 2 sergeants, 1 drummer, 26 rank and file of the 28th Regiment, accompanied by 8 women and 4 children. On the 19th at Spithead we received on board 160 male convicts from the Leviathan and 120 from the York Hulk and in the 30th got under weigh, previous to which, the convicts were discharged to the hulks in consequence of their being a great nuisance on board.
Source:The medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Recovery for 5 October 1835 to 16 March 1836 by Alexander Neill, during which time the said ship was employed in passage to Sydney New South Wales

  • Recovery

    Sailed on 30th July, 1819

    Arrived 18th December, 1819 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 115 | Passengers: 188
  • Recovery

    Sailed on 5th April, 1823

    Arrived 30th July, 1823 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 4 Years | Life sentences: 33 | Passengers: 167
  • Recovery

    Sailed on 26th October, 1835

    Arrived 25th February, 1836 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 98 | Passengers: 282
  • Recovery

    Sailed on 27th May, 1837

    Arrived 8th October, 1837 at Van Diemen's Land
    Average sentence: 9 Years | Life sentences: 113 | Passengers: 280