Borrowdale

Ship size length: 22.7 metres (75 feet); width 6.7 metres (22 feet); weight: 276 tonnes (272 tons)
Ship carried approximately 18 crew and two years’ worth of stores and provisions for the new settlement
Ship arrived 20 January 1788
Ship left 14 July 1788 (along with Alexander, Friendship 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.

Borrowdale 

As one of three designated storeships with the First Fleet, Borrowdale's supplies included such items as canvas beds (200), pickaxes (50), wooden bowls (700), flour (448 barrels), Crown glass (5448 squares), sets of bedding (800), fishing nets (14), carpenters’ axes (80), padlocks (60), smiths’ tools (five sets), bricks (10,000), shoe leather, turkeys (18), fowl (122), chickens (87), puppies, kittens, stallions (two), sheep (44).* Borrowdale was a barque built in Sunderland in 1785.

* Amounts stated reflect the totals of each item carried by all First Fleet ships

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.

First Fleet storeship Borrowdale
Francis Holman, c1786, oil on canvas
Australian National Maritime (ANMM) Collection: 00009033

Borrowdale

Storeship