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Castle Eden (Ship 1842)

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The Immigrant ship Castle Eden made Numerous Voyages to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand in the 19th Century

The ship CASTLE EDEN, a barque, built in Sunderland, England 1842, originally registered 760 tons, under new Lloyds calculations rated at 930 tons in 1848, belonging to Port of London and was used for London/Australia & New Zealand run, classed as A.1. Owners: J & F Somes.


  • Results below from Ship searches showing all vessels of the same name which may have sailed to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand in the 19th Century.
Passengers in History website, an initiative of the South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Voyages:
  • Castle Eden (Built 1842) voyage from London to Hobart Town (Tasmania) arriving 25 October 1845 then onto Sydney arriving 24 November 1845 with Regiment Troops, returning via Calcutta. 1845
'Shipping Intelligence.', Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), 28 October, p. 2. , viewed 12 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8757557 http://marinersandships.com.au/1845/11/026cas.htm
  • Castle Eden (Built 1842) voyage departed from Plymouth on 15 June 1848 to Sydney arriving on 9 November 1948 with immigrants (116 days sailing).
  • NZ Voyage - From London & later Plymouth on Friday, October 18, 1850 - arriving at Lyttelton, New Zealand on Friday, February 14, 1851.
  • Castle Eden, ship, 933 tons, Captain Thornhill, arrived Melbourne 3rd August, 1852 departing 29th ultimo, arrived Sydney 4th September, 1852.
  • Ship Castle Eden, 930 tons, Captain W. May, from London 27th August, Southampton 11th September 1862, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 26th December 1862.
The Ships List by Robert Janmaat, first accessed online on the 21st of December, 2019 at: http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/castleeden1862.shtml
2/1862 - Castle Eden from the State Records of SA, Passenger Lists 1845 - 1940, first accessed online on the 21st of December, 2019 at: https://archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/documentstore/passengerlists/1862/GRG35_48_1_62-2_Castle%20Eden.pdf
  • Castle Eden (Built 1842) voyage departed London 2nd July, Southampton 9th July 1864 for Brisbane, Queensland, arrival November 1.

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i had ancestors come to Sydney Australia on this ship in 1848. (Thomas and Frances Chappell)
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