Alexander

Ship size length: 34.75 metres (114 feet); width: 9.5 metres (31 feet); weight: 460 tonnes (452 tons)
Ship carried 213 male convicts, 37 marines and approximately 30 crew
Ship arrived 19 January 1788
Ship left 14 July 1788 (along with Friendship,Borrowdale and Prince of Wales)

Museum of Sydney Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Model © Lynne and Laurie Hadley, photo © Jamie North for Sydney Living Museums. The SLM Foundation financially supported the acquisition of this set of First Fleet ships.

Alexander

Alexander was the most unhealthy of the Fleet’s ships in terms of sickness and deaths. This three-masted barque was built at Hull in 1783. Alexander sailed from Port Jackson in July 1788, arriving in England in May 1789 after a difficult return journey, with most of the crew dying of scurvy and replaced by survivors of the wrecked Friendship.

Museum of Sydney Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Model © Lynne and Laurie Hadley, photo © Jamie North for Sydney Living Museums. The SLM Foundation financially supported the acquisition of this set of First Fleet ships.

Alexander

Convict transport