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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1841

Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,

Sources - Aust Papers has 1841 copies of Launceston Courier for movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840, also Geelong Advertiser for shipping at Geelong and Melbourne.
Sydney shipping reports in The Colonial Magazine and Commercial Maritime Journal are good. Sydney free press and Commercial Journal, begins on 1 July 1841
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser,
Sadly, the Port Phillip Herald, in 2008 available on PaperofRecord site, has been purchased by Google, and is now off the Internet. Feb 2009

Bandicoot

schooner, 55 tons, Griffiths master. See Bandicoot for voyages in 1840
Geelong cleared out 3 Jan 1841 for Hobart town, arrived 14 Jan with passenger Mrs Barnett
03 Feb 1841 at Melbourne from Hobart and on 06 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Hobart, then on 11 Feb 1841 cleared from Geelong for Hobart
arrived 2 Sep at Hobart from Port Phillip, with Mrs Griffiths and children
22 Sep 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart and on 06 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
25 Dec 1840 at Melbourne from Hobart and cleared 26 Dec for Geelong, on 28 Dec 1840 at Geelong from Hobart

Benares

arrived 9 Jun 1841, barque, 523 tons, James Gilkinson master, from Leith 14 Feb taking 117 days. Passengers Mr Henderson, Mrs Wilson, Mr Leing/Laing, 8 in steerage.
Long cargo list, ending with 100 firkins fruit, 3 boxes arrowroot, 1 box isinglass, 100 barrels American flour.
Departed 14 July 1841 for Adelaide with some of the original cargo. Craig & Broadfoot Agents

Blossom

schooner, 44 tons, Jacobs master, 6 Mar 1841 Fox master See Blossom for voyages in 1840
arrived Launceston 15 Feb from Portland Bay with 1 cask glass, passenger Mr E Barrett
departed 6 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip with passengers Mr and Mrs Mayger, Mr JW, E and S Mayger and children
19 Mar 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston and arrived 26 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passenger Mr HG Clarke

Boujah Maiden

schooner, 6 Jan Paul master, 20 Mar 1841 Vesey master, 31 Jul 1841 Forster master, 16 Dec 1841 Robinson master See Boujah Maiden for voyages in 1840
Geelong arrived 6 Jan 1841, from Melbourne
Geelong cleared out 6 Jan 1841 for Williamstown
Ran a daily service between Geelong and Melbourne,
30 Dec 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne

Branken Moor

arrived 3 Dec 1841, barque 402 tons, Smith master, See my Branken Moor notes for a passenger list etc

Brazil Packet

brig, 172 tons, Shell master
arrived 8 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay with passengers H Robertson, T Twiggs, Mr Scott, C Boyd, J Turner

Brilliant

arrived 26 July 1841, barque 338 tons, David Ritchie master, See my Brilliant notes for a passenger list etc

Britannia

arrived 9 Dec 1841, barque 379 tons D Gellaty master, from Leith. Passengers (Cabin) Mrs Ballingall 2 dau and 2 sons, Miss Wilkinson and servant, Messrs Maconochie, GA Wilke, John Wright surgeon, (Intermediate) Mrs Henderson and family, Miss Beverage, Mrs Sinclair child and servant, Peter Sinclair, A Beverage, J Stewart and A Andrew. Craig and Broadfoot Agents

A vessel of the same name, Britannia. Wooden brig, 270 tons. Owned by Captain Hugh MacLean. Captain Morgan. Left Melbourne on 9 November 1839 for Sydney but probably foundered about a week later off the Gippsland coast. After she had been missing for several weeks the Revenue Cutter Prince George was despatched by Sydney authorities, following a report that Aborigines had seen a boat lying on the Ninety Mile Beach, and footprints had been observed in the sand. The cutter discovered a boat with a mast washed up on the beach near Cape Howe, but whether the occupants had reached the shore before it was swamped was not known

Brothers

arrived 20 Oct 1841, barque, 550 tons, Walton master, from London 18 May 1841 and arrived at Port Phillip. Passengers Mr Thomas Bear, Mrs Bear, Mr Bear senior, Thomas Bear, Ellen Bear, Mrs Atkinson, Miss Tasker, Mr Nichols MD, Messrs Easy, Heriott, Parkinson, Alfred and Henry Mason, Dansford, and 4 in Steerage
19 Nov 1841 barque Walton master cleared from Melbourne for Sydney

Nov 19 cleared for Sydney, Passengers Dr Nichols and Mrs Atkinson
Arrived Sydney 2 Dec from Port Phillip on 24 Nov, with merchandise, passenger Mrs Atkinson, Dr Nichols MD, Mr Neville of HM Customs

Brothers brig

, 121 tons, McKenzie master,
19 Mar 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart passengers Mr Condel
21 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Condell
28 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Hobart passengers Mr Condell, cargo 600 sheep
arrived 11 April at Hobart Town from Port Phillip on 1st April with sheep, passengers Mr Reid, Mr Ricketts, Mr Armytage, Captain Smith, Mr Candle, Mr Mills

Byker

arrived 6 April 1841 barque, 230 tons, Christie master, from Cape of Good Hope 10 Feb. Passengers Misses Simmons and Knight, Messrs Horder and M'Daniel, and 4 in steerage
Arrived 7 May at Sydney from Port Phillip with wine, etc, and passengers Mr Hearder, Mr McDaniel, Mr McLeod, Mr Riley and Mr Arnold

Rescue from the 'Australia' which

burned,

600 miles west of the Cape of Good Hope

Details are on Page 2, The Port Phillip Herald for Fri 9 Apr 1841, using the Paper of Record site.

The Byker also brought the chief officer of the Australia, which sailed from Leith for Port Phillip on 2 October, with five cabin and 15 steerage passengers and after having called at Rio, caught fire about 8pm on the 29th Dec, 600 miles west of the Cape of Good Hope. In a short time the entire vessel was enveloped in one sheet of flame, which prevented the preservation of ant part of her cargo or of the property of the passengers. With the utmost difficulty the long and jolly boats were launched, and as a strong gale was springing up, only a very small quantity of provisions and water could be secured. The crew and passengers put to sea about 11pm the same night. A course was set for the coast of Africa where a landing was effected 200 miles north of the Cape of Good Hope, after being exposed to eight days and nine nights with a biscuit and about half a wine glass of water to each division of four, 3 times a day. We are sorry to sat that 2 passengers Messrs John Chisholm and Pate died with exhaustion before making land. They continued southward for about 20 miles and came uon a Dutch settlement where they obtained the assistance needed, so they arrived at the Cape in safety, in waggons and carts, after an overland journey of 11 days. The Captain and some of the passengers returned to England, and the remainder have arrived in Port Phillip, by the Byker.

Captain Adam Yule (other surviving crew members not listed)
Mr R and Mr W Elphinstone, James McLachlan, John Henderson (to Adelaide), Mr Harris (elderly, to go to Sydney), Dr Byers to Sydney, John Chisholm (young lad died at the coast) came with 4 brothers, nephews of Mr Chisholm), George Pately died of fatigue, Miss Simmons and Miss Knight also coming to join relatives

Caroline brig

brig, 157 tons, E Woodlin master,
at Melbourne arrived 3 Apr 1841, brig, Wodin master from Hobart town with passengers Mr and Mrs Orr and child, Miss Miles, Miss Abraham, Messrs Lee, Watson, and Miller and 9 in the steerage
03 May 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart passengers Mr Mann, Lee and 5 in Steerage
Arrived 12 May at Hobart from Port Phillip on 3 May passengers Mr Downes, Mr Lee, Mr and Mrs Swan, Thomas Jones, John Hill, Henry Browne, Samuel Horton
30 Jul 1841 brig Woodie master arrived at Melbourne from Hobart b
09 Aug 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
22 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
Arrived 1 Oct at Hobart from Port Phillip with 300 sheep, passengers Daniel Muleogher, Michael Dragon, Mr and Mrs Dempsey, Mr and Mrs Murray, Michael Duly, William Prendergast, Mary Dragon, Mary Barnibal, Bridget Vaughan, Bridget Muldowney, Ellen McGranch
07 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
17 Nov 1841 brig 238 tons Woodin master arrived at Geelong from Hobart via Melbourne
18 Nov 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
Arrived 26 Nov at Hobart from Port Phillip on 19 Nov, passengers James Forbes, John Pierce, Elizabeth Davidson
16 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart

Caroline

See Caroline for voyages in 1840
arrived 30 June 1841, ship 329 tons, Williams master, from London 25 Feb and Plymouth 9 Mar 1841. Passengers Cabin Messrs Goldsmith, Stephenson and Simmons, Intermediate Messrs George and Edward Lathburt, Spechman, Barrett and Veitch, 9 in steerage

Brought a family and four single people, Thomas Hiscock 29, Phebe Hiscock 30, Thomas Hiscock 6 and John Hiscock 4, Sarah Long 29, Caroline Smith 18, John Chandler 25, Henry Wright 28,
In "Old Melbourne Memories", Rolf Bolderwood mentioned that Hatsell Garrard accompanied Adolphus Goldsmith from England, and it was Hatsell who had chosen the celebrated racehorse 'Cornborough' for him. This ties in with the belief that Hatsell Garrard was on the "Caroline".
From Bowker's Diary The whaler "Caroline" which was a 450 ton teak built, copper fastened barque, arrived in Melbourne 30 June 1841 under Captain John Williams. She made some voyages between Melbourne & Hobart in the second half of 1841

Catherine

schooner, 160 tons, Bannatyne master, 01 Aug 1841 Sommerville master
arrived 10 May 1841 at Port Phillip, from London 7th and Downs 14 and Falmouth 18 Jan 1841. Passenger Mr Warrington
departed 1 Jun 1841 from Melbourne for Sydney with passengers Messrs McFarlane, Rutledge, Whyte, and 8 in steerage
01 Aug 1841 Sommerville master arrived at Melbourne from Sydney with coals
01 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 9 Sep at Hobart from Port Phillip with cattle, passengers Dr Dickson and Mr Dune
04 Oct 1841 Ballantyne master arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
14 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 20 Oct at Hobart from Port Phillip with cattle, passengers W Wright Esq, John McKernon
02 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
06 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
27 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston

Catherine Jamieson

arrived 22 Oct 1841, barque 451 tons, Captain William Hutchinson master, See my Catherine Jamieson notes for a passenger list etc

Challenger

schooner, 81 tons, Robertson master See Challenger for voyages in 1840
In 1841 Challenger was first recorded in Feb arriving from Port Lincoln with Captain Robertson the master.
01 Jun 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston with 25 head of cattle
arrived 8 June at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Stockdale, Langley, Mrs Walker
departed 23 June from Launceston for Port Phillip with passengers Messrs Stockdale, Newton, Mrs Kirby, Mr Lonsdale, Thomas Watson, George Burgess
01 Jul 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
12 Jul 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
arrived 17 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Dryer, Christopher Sharp
Challenger came to Adelaide from Launceston on 7 Aug and 17 Oct 1841
04 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Adelaide
Challenger came to Adelaide from Launceston on 25 June 1842 with Captain Robertson, and on 5 Dec 1842 with Captain Tapley the master.

Charlotte

brig, 96 tons, Tregurtha master, G Lukin Agent
arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Mr and Mrs Steiglitz, Mr Steiglitz, Messrs Headlam, Wood, Synnott, Cox, Burnley, Griffiths, Herbert and Dran, James Kerr and wife, Mrs Johnston, James Reid, J Roadley, Agnes Wheeler, Mr and Mrs Fullerton
departed 18 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Capt McCole, Wood, Esq., G Lukin, Mr and Mrs Hunter and child, Mr Powton, Mr Spicer, John Barrett, Wm Hoot, Eliza Ely, Ellen Matthews, Ann Ely, Ellen Bramer, Ellen Hicks, Dennis Kelly, John Taylor, Wm Rowe, John Smart, Wm Cranston, Mr Sprouls, Mr Howard, Smart, and Stones
at Melbourne arrived 23 Jan 1841 brig from Launceston with passengers Mr and Mrs Hunter and son, Capt WG Cole, Mr Panton, Mr Page and 13 in steerage
30 Jan 1841 brig is aground on the bar at the entrance to the river
Arrived 22 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Tregurtha, Tetley, Pitman, Froggett, Talbot, Winter, Wallace, Captain McCole

Christina

brig, 126 tons Captain Birkenshaw
arrived Sydney 23 Dec 1840 after sailing from Port Phillip on 13 Dec, with passengers Miss Spencer, Mrs Smith, Mr Banbury, Mr Thomas Jones and one in Steerage
departed Sydney 25 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip, brig 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, passengers Messrs Banbury, Langhorne, Ann Bennet, Steerage Mr Winter and family, Mrs Kelly and children, and 10 others
01 Feb 1841 at Melbourne from Sydney
Arrived 20 Feb 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip with sundries, passengers Mr H Jamieson, Mr Auld, Mr McKenzie and 4 in Steerage
departed Sydney 12 March for Port Phillip, with sundries. Passengers Mr G Cavenagh, Mr OConnell, Mr Rose, Master Manton and 30 in the steerage
Arrived 19 Mar at Melbourne from Sydney, passenger list identical
31 Mar 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Sydney passengers Mrs Birkinshaw, Mr Ayton
April 6 arrived at Sydney from Port Phillip 31 March, passengers Mr Ayton and Mrs Birkinshaw, and 6 in the steerage
Departed 2 July from Sydney for Port Phillip with sundries, passengers Mrs Bellinger, Mrs Green, Miss Whitehead and Messrs Goodwin, Good, Whitehead and Kirk. Steerage C Bellinger, G Clayne, J Larter and child, M Nathan and 20 soldiers,
Arrived 2 Aug at Sydney from Port Phillip on 29 July, with sundries, passengers Miss McGregor, Mrs Lumeafaut, Rev Mr Onton and son, Mr Jeffrey, Mr Hunter, Mr J and Mr S Barclay, Mr Allerton, Mr Mattinson, Mr Byron, Mr Gore, Mr McLaner, Mr Jackson, Mr Stone and 5 in Steerage - 2 convicts, one constable and 2 soldiers.
21 Aug 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney
26 Aug 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Sydney
Arrived 2 Sep in Sydney with subdries, 2 passengers in steerage
Departed 29 Sep from Sydney for Port Phillip with passengers Rev Mr Orton and son, Mr and Mrs Montague, Miss Nustrip, Mrs Flanigan, Mr John Piers, Mr Strode
10 Oct 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney
Arrived 25 Oct at Sydney from Port Phillip on 17 Oct with sundries only
Departed 12 Nov from Sydney for Port Phillip with passengers McDonnell Esq (Glengarry), lady and 4 chn, Mr Danver, Mrs Birkinshaw, and 9 in the steerage
06 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney and Port Albert
11 Dec 1840 from Melbourne for Sydney
18 Dec 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Sydney
Arrived 27 Dec at Sydney from Port Phillip on 22 Dec with sundries, passengers Miss Moore/Lowe, Mr Crawford, Mr Edwards, Mr Lewellan, Mrs Birkinshaw, and 5 in the steerage

Clydesdale

barque, 514 tons, Bennett master, - see 1840 Clydesdale notes

Departed 13 Jan 1841 for Sydney with part of original cargo. Passengers Messrs Atkinson, Bertelson, Jackson, Lee, and W Macintosh and 14 in the steerage
arrived Sydney 19 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 13 Jan, passengers Messrs Atkinson, Lee, Bertelson, W Macintosh and Jackson

Corsair

steamer 186 tons, Fox master, 1 Nov 1841 Bell master,
22 May 1841 hourly expected from Adelaide, has a delivery of coal brought from Newcastle by the New Holland
at Melbourne arrived 28 May 1841 from Adelaide with passengers Mrs Fox, Dr Byers, Mr Boucher and 11 in the steerage
arrived 19 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Rev Mr Geoghan, Messrs White, McKinlay, Paton, Petrie, Mr and Mrs Butler and child, Mr JB Were, Mr Orr, Mr Milligan, Abraham, Mr and Mrs Archibald and family, John McCaldie, ? Bran, W Ley wife and child, Mr Boucher, Miss Hammond, Thomas James, cargo included 72 bullocks
Melbourne arrived 26 Jun 1841 Corsair from Launceston with passengers Mr Hadspeth, Miss White, Messrs Winter, Reid and Wedge
departed 26 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Orr, Wedge, Bostock, Winter, Bell, Milligan
24 Jul 1841 steamer Foxton master cleared from Melbourne for Corner Inlet
09 Aug 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Corner Inlet
15 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers W and D Robertson Esq, Messrs Campbell, Highett, Bacchus, Cain, Fox, McCulloch, Purvis, Thom, Mrs Fox, Mrs Hudspeth, Miss Purvis
departing 23 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Cawn, Campbell, Purvis, Baccus, Thomas Lavrin, Mr and Mrs Fox
arrived 1 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Rev Mr Hurst, Mr Rucher, Mr Marzetti, Miss Dickson, Mr JW Patterson, Capt Fox, Mr O'Gourday, Mr Gore, Mr Henty, Mrs Henty, Mr Walpole, Mr John Orr and Lady, Mr C Hussey, Messrs Allison, Lyall and Walford, Mrs Ogbin, William Evans, C Roach, Mary Greenshield, Margaret Simms, Catherine Smith, Alexander Donaldson, James Mulligan, Jane Mulligan and child, and cargo included 800 sheep
departing 10 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Allison, Hursey, JH Patterson, Mr John Raven, Capt Fox, Mr Highett, Mr William Robertson, Mr Walpole, Mr OGourley, Mr HRA Rucker, Rev Hurst, Mrs Bell, Mr De Maria, Mr Marzetti, Dunkin, Young, Motyer, George Waters, Henry Barker
12 Nov 1841 steamer Bell master arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
15 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
departing 20 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Mr and Mrs Orr, Miss Hudspeth, Mrs Bell
25 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
arrived 29 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Messrs Robertson, Pearson, Turner, Mrs Coulson and 2 chn, Mrs Bell, Mrs Aspinell and 2 chn, Eliza McLachlan, M Thomson, John Smith, Joseph Arthur, John Selby, Alexander Carmichael
departing 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers The Rev Dr Laing, Messrs Archer, Winter, Langslow, Westgarth, Wallace, kilburn, Mrs Ferguson, Michael McEachorn, David Rose, Joseph Arthon, Lohn Selby, John Rowman, Charles Hawkins
02 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
arrived 7 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Mr J Walker, Mr W Headlam, Mrs Hodgson and 3 chn, John Edwards, John Kimbo, Mrs Clifton, A Balflam, Mrs Baflam and 2 chn, Day (a prisoner of the Crown) and Bruce a Constable
departing 11 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Mrs Coulson and 2 chn, Elizabeth Ramsdale, Marcella Reede, Elliott, Greeves, John Brown, Robert Alderson
13 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
15 Dec 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
arrived 20 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Messrs Winter, Peters, Anderson, Brewster, Wallace, Kiddle, McArthur, Langhorne, Cruikshank, White, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Edwards and child, J Moorshead, J Jacobs, Harris, Martin with wife and child, J McCalters, Marian Hicton, M Magrath, Barry, R Anderson, James Henderson, H Jacobs, Charles Brennand, William Tennant, and cargo included 500 sheep for Kiddle, 180 sheep for Winter, 15 head cattle for J Raven, Agent
departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Barradaile, Gore, Brown, Furlong, Bernard, Hill, Langhorne, Kiddle, Wood, Ronald, Mundy, H Gore, Mrs Ronald, Master Carrington, John Cotter,
26 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
28 Dec 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston

Summary notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,

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