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Bussorah Merchant (1818)

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Bussorah Merchant

The ship Bussorah Merchant made numerous Voyage to the Australian Colonies in the 19th Century

The Bussorah Merchant was built in Calcutta in 1818 as a merchant ship, She weighed 531 tons and had three masts.

In 1825, she was used to carry a detachment of the 38th Regiment of Foot from London to Bengal. [1]

In 1828, it made its first voyage to Australia carrying 172 male convicts from London to Sydney. A second voyage was made in 1829 carrying 200 male convicts from The Downs to Hobart. A third and final voyage as a convict transport was made in 1831 from Dublin to Sydney carrying 198 male convicts.

Duncan Dunbar & Co. later used the ship for a number of journeys for free immigrants from England and Ireland to Australia.

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