Lady Penrhyn

Ship size length: 31.3 metres (103 feet); width: 8.2 metres (27 feet); weight: 337 tonnes (333 tons)
Ship carried 102 female convicts, six marines and approximately 24–35 crew
Ship arrived 19 January 1788
Ship left 5 May 1788. Lady Penrhyn’s Surgeon, Arthur Bowes Smyth, recorded in 1788: ‘many gentlemen paid us the compliment of coming down to us in boats, to take their final leave, which we did with some reluctance’.

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.

Lady Penrhyn

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.

One of eight pages listing the names, ages and crimes of the convict women on board Lady Penrhyn
From Arthur Bowes-Smyth, A journal of a voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commanded by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon – 1787–1788–1789.

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Lady Penrhyn

Convict transport