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John Crocket R.N.


First Name

Surname / Subject


John Crocket R.N.

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

*Date of Seniority Royal Navy 17 August 1815

John Crockett was included in the Navy List of Medical Officers of 1814. [1] He was appointed Surgeon on the Cygnet in 1819.

Surgeon Superintendent

John Crocket was appointed surgeon on two convict ship voyages to Australia:

1). Prince of Orange to Van Diemen's Land in 1822

2). Mangles to New South Wales in 1824. He kept a Medical Journal from 27 May to 1 November 1824 [3]


He was a brother of Henry Crocket of Van Diemen's Land. [2]

Unfit for Service 1841

John Crocket was on the List of Surgeons of the Royal Navy who were unfit for service in 1841


[1] Navy List 1814

[2] Australian Medical Pioneer Index

[3] Medical journal of the Mangles convict ship from 27 May to 1 November 1824 by John Crocket, surgeon and superintendent



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