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Atlas, Convict Voyage to New South Wales 1802

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The Convict Transport Atlas Voyage to New South Wales in 1802.

This was the second ATLAS to land at Port Jackson in 1802 carrying convicts from Ireland.

This Atlas was a sailing ship built in Quebec and launched in 1801 for W. Beateson & Company, London. She made her first voyage for the East India Company, sailing to New South Wales and China. On the outward leg of this voyage she carried convicts from Ireland to Australia.

Under the command of Thomas Musgrave, she initially sailed from the Downs 20 February 1802. She reached Cork on 6 March, and left on 30 May carrying 208 male convicts. She reached Rio de Janeiro on 30 July, and Sydney Cove (Port Jackson), on 30 October. She landed 190 convicts reporting only 4 deaths on the voyage. WIKIPEDIA

Note: Fifteen prisoners were re-landed in Cork before departure from her initial complement of 208 male convicts. The 4 deaths recorded was a big improvement on the terrible death toll occurring on the Hercules (44 deaths) and the first Atlas (65 deaths) in that years voyages to New South Wales.

Master: Thomas Musgrave

Surgeon: Thomas Davie

Tonnage: 547 Tons

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