Prince of Wales

Ship size length: 31.3 metres (103 feet); width: 8.8 metres (29 feet); weight: 356 tonnes (350 tons)
Ship carried 50 female convicts, 32 marines, approximately 24 crew and two male convicts (transferred two weeks after departing from England)
Ship arrived 20 January 1788
Ship left 14 July 1788 (along with Alexander, Borrowdale and 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.

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales was the newest of the First Fleet ships. Built in 1786, the journey from England to Sydney Cove was practically her maiden voyage. 

Prince of Wales had a decorative fiddlehead scroll on its bow (front).

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.

Prince of Wales

Convict transport