Fishburn

Ship size length: 31.4 metres (103 feet); width: 8.8 metres (29 feet wide); weight: 384 tonnes (378 tons)
Ship carried approximately 24 crew, supplies, stores and provisions for the settlement
Ship arrived 20 January 1788
Ship left 19 November 1788 (with Golden Grove)

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.

Fishburn, stern (back)

The ship embarked approximately 24 seamen and, as one of three designated storeships, it would have carried supplies such as tents (40), forges (ten), nails (747,000), tin plates (500), shoes (305 pairs women’s), tar (two barrels), candles (2 tonnes [420 dozen lbs]), bread (50 barrels [puncheons]), pease (116 casks), butter (small wooden vessels [110 firkins]), handcuffs (10 pairs), seeds (12 baskets), brandy (1363 litres [300 gallons]) and drinking water (15.2 tonnes [15 tons]).*Fishburn was a barque built in Whitby in 1780.

* 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.

Fishburn

Storeship