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Earl Spencer, Convict Voyage to New South Wales 1813

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Convict transport and EIC voyage #8

Under the command of William Mitchell, Earl Spencer left England on 2 June 1813. She sailed via Madeira, escorted for the early part of the voyage by HMS Kangaroo, and arrived at Port Jackson on 9 October 1813. She transported 200 male convicts, four of whom died on the voyage. An officer and 38 men of the 73rd Regiment of Foot provided the guards for the prisoners. Some 20 free settlers came too as passengers. Aboard the ship was the first steam engine brought out to Australia.

from Earl Spencer (1795 EIC ship) where EIC means East India Company.



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