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Convict Ship Caledonia 1820

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Embarked 150 men
Voyage 130 days
Deaths 0
Surgeon's Journal - No
Master Robert Carnes
Surgeon Superintendent Alexander Jack

The Caledonia departed Portsmouth on 10 July 1820 and arrived in Van Diemen's Land on 17 November 1820 with 150 male prisoners all in a fine healthy state.

The military party consisted of thirty-three non-commissioned officers and privates of the 48th regiment, under orders of Brevet-Major Wheatstone of the 53rd regt, whose wife and family accompanied him.

Convict ships bringing detachments of the 48th regiment included the Pilot, CaledoniaDorothy, Larkins, Lady Castlereagh, Agamemnon, Minerva, Guildford, Isabella, Prince Regent and Baring

After disembarking the convicts, the Caledonia proceeded to Sydney, anchoring there late on the night of 16th December 1820.  The Caledonia returned to Van Diemen's Land with prisoners in 1822.

Notes & Links:

1).  This was Captain Carnes' second voyage with prisoners, having brought 170 male prisoners two years previously on the Neptune.

2).  Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Caledonia

3). George Macdonald came free on the Caledonia as Sergeant and Quartermaster of the 48th regiment. A grant of land was reserved for him in 1825. (CSI)



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