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Lady Rowena
1 Ship; 320t.; 1825…1849-

Leaving Cork Ireland on 19 January 1826, the Lady Rowena sailed direct to Sydney which she reached on 17 May 1826 after a voyage of 118 days. She embarked and delivered 100 female prisoners and their 13 children, two free women and their four children. Amongst the prisoners was Ellen Carroll. The Lady Rowena sailed for London on 29 July, with colonial produce.

The Lady Rowena seems to returned to stay awhile in Australian waters. The 323 ton ship, commanded by B Russell, journeyed from Launceston to HobartTown in 1829, returning via ?Circular Head . From 1830 to 1832 she appears to have operated as a whaling barque, making a cruise of the Pacific which included surveys of the Solomon Islands .

Another Lady Rowena was built in Liverpool in 1827. This 399/400 ton ship was sailing from Liverpool to Bombay in 1850, mastered by McDonald and owned by Clint & Co. Restored in 1841, she was certified for six years. The earlier Lady Rowena had gone from the Register by 1849.



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