Convict Transport Ship Hercules Voyage to New South Wales in 1801/1802
The Hercules departed Ireland on 29 November 1801 and sailed via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope to Port Jackson in New South Wales. She had embarked 140 male and 25 female convicts in Ireland.
The Hercules arrived in Port Jackson on 26 June 1802, a voyage of 209 days. 44 male convicts had died on this voyage; including 14 during and in the aftermath of a convict mutiny on the 29th of December even before the ship had reached Rio de Janeiro.
Captain: Luckyn Betts.
Surgeon: John Justice William Kunst
- Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849 Provided by Peter Mayberry at: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search&ship=Hercules+I+(1802)
- Convicts on the transport ship Hercules - 1802 from the Convict Stockade website at: http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/twconvic/Hercules+1802
- Details for the ship Hercules I (1802) from the Claim a Convict website at: http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/shipDetails.php?shipId=55
- Hercules voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1801 with 15 passengers from the Convict Records website at: https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/hercules/1801
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- Hercules (1801 ship) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(1801_ship)
- Convict Ship Hercules 1802 from Jen Willetts' Free Settler or Felon? website at: https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_hercules_1802.htm
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