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Ships at Port Phillip May to Aug 1837

Arrivals by 138 vessels recorded and then found by me - all known ships 1836-1839
Details of visits involving Port Phillip - 1836, Jan-April 1837, May-Aug 1837, Sep-Dec 1837,
Jan-April 1838, May-Aug 1838, Sep-Dec 1838, Jan-April 1839, May-Aug 1839, Sep-Dec 1839,

Colour code came from Overseas came from Sydney came from Hobart came from Launceston News

1837

Source - the Hobart Town Courier, reported arrivals and departures from Launceston for Port Phillip Colonial Times, The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828-1838)
The Sydney newspapers received copies of papers from Hobart and Launceston, and printed extracts of news, including shipping. The Sydney Monitor; The Sydney Herald; SGA - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser;

May 1837


The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser Thursday 18 May 1837 reports that the bodies of Messrs Gellibrand and Hesse have been recovered, this will enable the relatives to recover the amount for which his life was insured, 10.000 pounds, we believe.
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser Tuesday 30 May 1837, Page 2, has Colonial News, with a report that the exports from Launceston for the last quarter included 24,736 sheep, 57 cattle, 21 horses, and to South Australia 8,319 sheep, 102 cattle and 15 horses. The steamer
James Watt
is described in detail - 400 tons bruthen, has two engines of 60 horse power each, and three masts with sails, two cabins, space for 70 passengers and 200 tons of goods.
Colonel Arthur left on the Elphingstone for England, on May 19 have report it was at St Heleas, and all was well.
  • departed from Hobart 10 May for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    29 tons, G Bentley master
  • departed from Launceston 1 May for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons Lancey master, in ballast
  • departed from Launceston 1 May for Port Phillip, the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons McLean master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 3 May from Port Phillip, the brig
    Sea Witch
    Hewson master, in ballast
  • departed from Launceston 3 May for Port Phillip, the brig
    Sea Witch
    Hudson master, with 700 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 5 May for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Gem
    83 tons Lawrie master with 500 sheep;
  • Arrival Lanceston, 8 May from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Hetty
    107 tons, Trundle master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 10 May from Port Phillip the brig,
    Henry
    145 tons, Tregurtha master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 10 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons McLean master,
  • Arrived at Launceston 11 May from Port Phillip the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast;
  • departed from Launceston 11 May for Port Fairy, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Brown master with whaling stores
  • arrived at Launceston 13 May from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Eagle
    107 tons, Fawthorp master in ballast
  • departed from Launceston 13 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Eagle
    107 tons, Fawthorp master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 15 May from Port Phillip the
    Adelaide
    96 tons
  • departed from Launceston 15 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Hetty
    107 tons, Trundle master with 658 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 15 May for Port Phillip the Barque
    Africaine
    315 tons, Duff master with 1030 sheep. She arrived at Launceston 15 Apr from South Aust in ballast.
  • departed from Launceston 16 May for Port Phillip the brig,
    Henry
    Whiting master, with 750 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 16 May for Port Phillip the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, with 700 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 17 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    , 88 tons, McLeod master, with 600 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 17 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Adelaide
    96 tons, Mcclelland master, with 610 sheep
  • arrived at Launceston 20 May from Port Phillip the brig
    Sea Witch
    199 tons, Hanson master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 20 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    Industry
    , 96 tons, Lancey master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 20 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    Gem
    , 83 tons, Lawrie master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 22 May from Port Phillip the cutter
    Mary
    56 tons, Robson master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 24 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    Hetty
    , 107 tons, Trundle master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 25 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    Enterprise
    , 50 tons, Hunter master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 25 May from Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons McLean master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 25 May from Port Phillip the brig,
    Henry
    145 tons, Tregurtha master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 26 May from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Eagle
    107 tons, Fawthorp master in ballast
  • departed from Launceston 27 May for Port Phillip the brig
    Sea Witch
    199 tons, Hanson master, with 700 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 27 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Hetty
    , 107 tons, Trundle master, with 600 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 27 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Industry
    , 96 tons, Lancey master, with 550 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 27 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    Eagle
    107 tons, Fawthorp master, with 705 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 27 May for Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons McLean master, with 608 sheep
  • arrived at Launceston 30 May from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Lowestoff
    117 tons, Francis master in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 30 May from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Bentley master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 30 May from Port Phillip, the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast
  • arrived at Launceston 30 May from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Adelaide
    96 tons, Thom master, in ballast
  • departed from Launceston 30 May for Port Phillip the brig,
    Henry
    145 tons, Tregurtha master, with 700 sheep
  • departed from Launceston 30 May for Port Phillip the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, with 710 sheep
  • departed from Sydney 21 May 1837 for Port Phillip the Revenue Cutter
    Prince George
    Roach master, passenger R Cooper, Comptroller of Customs

June 1837 -

  • Departure from Launceston on 2 June for Port Phillip, schooner
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master with a general cargo
  • Departure from Launceston on 2 June for Port Phillip,
    Domain
    , cutter 25 tons, Bentley master, with a general cargo;
  • Departure from Launceston on 2 June for Port Phillip, schooner
    Domain
    25 tons, Bentley master, with general cargo
  • Departure from Launceston on 3 June for Portland Bay, schooner
    Lowestoff
    , 117 tons, Francis master, with whaling stores
  • Arrived at Launceston 5 June from Port Phillip the barque
    Africaine
    316 tons, Duff master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 5 June from Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons, McLean Master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 5 June from Port Fairy the schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Brown master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 8 June from Port Phillip the schooner
    Hetty
    , 107 tons, Trundle master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 8 June from Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons, McLean master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 10 June from Port Phillip the schooner
    Industry
    , 96 tons, Lancey master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 12 June for Port Phillip, schooner
    Eagle
    108 tons, Fawthorpe master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 13 June for Port Phillip, schooner
    Gem
    83 tons, Douglass master, in ballast and departed 22 June for Sydney
  • Departure from Launceston on 14 June for Port Phillip, brig
    Sea Witch
    199 tons, Hudson master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 14 June for Port Phillip, brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 14 June for Port Phillip, brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 21 June from Port Phillip the cutter
    Mary
    , 55 tons, Robson master.
  • Departure from Launceston 21 June for Port Phillip on 21 June, schooner
    Adelaide
    , 96 tons, with general cargo
  • Departure from Launceston 21 June for Portland Bay on 17 June, schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Browne master, with whaling gear
  • Departure from Launceston on 29 June for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Mary
    , 55 tons, Robson master, with general cargo
  • Departure from Sydney on 18 June for Launceston via Port Phillip, steam ship
    James Watt
    Taggart master, passengers Mr F Stokes, Miss STill, Mr Heard, Mr and Mrs Stafford and 2 chn, Mr Allan, Mr Snowden, Mr Lamghorn, Mr Smith, Mr and Mrs Kingaby and 3 chn, Mrs Gibson, Mr and Mrs Holland, Mr Watt Mr McNaughton, Catherine Keck, one sergeant, 10 Privates of the 80th Regt. and 28 convicts under sentence
  • Arrived at Sydney 19 June from Port Phillip on 4 June and Launceston on 14 June, the Revenue Cutter
    Prince George
    , Couch master, passengers Cooper Esq. Comptroller of Customs, Mr Brown, and Mr Howey

July 1837

  • Arrived at Hobart 10 July from Portland Bay, the
    William the Fourth
    , cargo of black oil and bone
  • Departed from Hobart 26 July for Port Phillip, the
    Hetty
    James Trundle master, cargo sundries, passengers Mr and Mrs Rucker with child and servant, George Simpson, Mr Baker, John Franks
  • Departed from Hobart 30 July for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Lady Franklin
    26 tons, Captain Trundle master, cargo sundries, passenger John Phillips, John Simpson
  • Arrived at Launceston on 4 July from Port Phillip the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    McLean master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 4 July from Port Phillip the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Bentley master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 7 July from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    , Brown master, with 92 casks oil.
  • Departure from Launceston on 11 July for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    , 25 tons,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 15 July from Port Phillip the steamer
    James Watt
    , 141 tons, Taggart master, in ballast, and departed 18 July for Sydney
  • Arrived at Launceston on 15 July from Port Phillip the cutter
    Mary
    , 56 tons, Robson master
  • Departure from Launceston on 19 July for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Rebecca
    , 25 tons, Frazer master;
  • Arrived at Launceston 20 July from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Lowestoff
    117 tons, Francis master in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 20 July from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Eagle
    108 tons, Fawthorp master in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 19 July for Portland Bay, the brig
    William
    , 149 tons, Thom master;
  • Departure from Launceston on 20 July for Port Phillip the cutter
    Mary
    36 tons, Robson master
  • Arrived at Launceston 26 July from Port Phillip, the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 27 July from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    55 tons, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 27 July from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Bentley master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 29 July for Port Phillip, the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master,

August 1837


The Colonist, Sydney, NSW, Thursday 10 August 1837 records the marriage on 2 Aug 1837 by Special License, at St James Church Sydney, by the Rev Robert Cartwright, of Mr George Langhorn of Port Phillip, to Miss Mary Cartwright and christened at St James Melbourne in 1842, George Cartwright Langhorne (born 1840 in Sydney) and Elizabeth Mary Ann Langhorne (in Sydney born 1841)
  • Arrived at Hobart 1 Aug from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Adelaide
    , McClelland master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Hobart 28 Aug from Portland Bay, the brig
    Amity
    145 tons, Gill master, with oil and bone
  • Arrived at Hobart 28 Aug from Portland Bay, the bark
    Cheviot
    256 tons, Nichols master, with oil and bone
  • Departure from Launceston on 2 August for Port Phillip,
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master
  • Arrived at Launceston 5 Aug from Portland Bay, the
    Socrates
    barque, 152 tons, Dutton master
  • Departure from Launceston on 5 August for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Bentley
  • Arrived at Launceston 16 Aug from Portland Bay and Port Fairy, the brig
    William
    149 tons, Thom master
  • Departure from Launceston on 16 August for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Eagle
    108 tons, Fawthorp master,
  • Arrived at Launceston 17 Aug from Port Phillip, the
    Mary
    cutter, 56 tons, Robson master
  • Arrived at Launceston 21 Aug from Port Phillip, the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston on 22 August for Port Phillip, the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    McLean master
  • Departure from Launceston on 23 August for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Mary
    Robson master
Arrivals by 138 vessels recorded and then found by me - all known ships 1836-1839
Details of visits involving Port Phillip - 1836, Jan-April 1837, May-Aug 1837, Sep-Dec 1837,
Jan-April 1838, May-Aug 1838, Sep-Dec 1838, Jan-April 1839, May-Aug 1839, Sep-Dec 1839,

Arrivals in 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,
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