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Golden Grove (1780 ship)

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Name  Golden Grove
Type  Store ship
Sail plan  Full-rigged ship
Construction started  1780
Tons burthen  300,300 kg
Port of registry  Whitby
Beam  30 ft (9.1 m)
Length  29 m
Launched  1780
Place built  Whitby, United Kingdom
Golden Grove (1780 ship)
Fate  Unknown, disappeared from records after 1804

Golden Grove was a First Fleet storeship built at Whitby in 1780. Her master was William Sharp. The Fleet's chaplain Richard Johnson and his wife and servant travelled to New South Wales on this ship.

She left Portsmouth on 13 May 1787, and arrived at Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia, on 26 January 1788 but left to Port Jackson after. On 2 October 1788 she took twenty-one male and eleven female convicts to Norfolk Island, returning to Port Jackson on 25 October. She left Port Jackson on 19 November 1788, keeping company with the Fishburn until losing sight of her on 11 April 1789 after several days at the Falkland Islands for the recovery of crew members who were sick with scurvy. She arrived back in England on 9 June 1789.

After returning to England, she sailed between Liverpool and Jamaica. After being re-registered in 1804, there is no further record of her.

A former inner-city suburb of Sydney was named after the ship. This suburb has now been largely subsumed into a small locality, part of Newtown and Camperdown and the name today is carried only by some maps and a street in the area.

An Urban Transit Authority First Fleet ferry was named after Golden Grove in 1986.


Golden Grove (1780 ship) Wikipedia

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