Third Fleet Convicts to Australia

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 AnnMaster Mark MunroConvict transport
MatildaMaster Matthew WeatherheadConvict transport
AtlanticMaster Archibald ArmstrongConvict transport
SalamanderMaster J. NicholConvict transport
William and AnnMaster Eber BunkerConvict transport
GorgonMaster John ParkerConvict transport
ActiveMaster John MitchinsonConvict transport
The QueenMaster Richard BowenConvict transport
AlbemarleMaster George BowenConvict transport
BritanniaMaster Thomas MelvillConvict transport
Admiral BarringtonMaster Robert Abbon MarshConvict transport

See Also


  1. ^ Davison, Grame (ed.) et al, The Oxford Companion To Australian History, Oxford University Press, 1998
  2. ^ Gillen, Mollie, The Founders of Australia: a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet, Sydney, Library of Australian History, 1989
  3. ^ Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships, 1787-1868, Sydney, 1974
  4. ^ Hughes, Robert, The Fatal Shore, London, Pan, 1988
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