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Royal Admiral, Voyage to New South Wales 1792

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The 914 ton ship Royal Admiral originally built in 1777 departed England on 30 May 1792 carrying convicts to the New South Wales Penal Colony. One convict escaped at the Cape but the convict escapee from the Pitt, Thomas Watling was transported on board at the Cape having been recaptured by the Dutch.

The Master was Essex Henry Bond and surgeon was Richard Alley .

The Royal Admiral arrived in Port Jackson on 7th October 1792, after a voyage of 130 days. The ship carried 299 male and 49 female convicts, recording 12 deaths. They also carried a handful of passengers and some crew left the ship at Port Jackson also.

Ten men and two women died on the passage out; four children were born and one male convict escaped at the Cape of Good Hope. Seventy-two men, eleven women and five children were landed sick. FREE SETTLER OR FELON?

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