Charlotte (sloop)

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History
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Name: Charlotte
Owner: Robert Inch
Builder: Built in Sydney, Australia
Launched: 1803
Fate: Sunk off the coast of New South Wales, 27 August 1808
General characteristics
Class and type: Sloop
Tons burthen: 16 tons

Charlotte was a sloop sunk in 1808 off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.[1][2]

History[edit]

Charlotte was built in Sydney and registered at 16 tons on 19 December 1803.[3] Owned and skippered by Robert Inch and assisted by his hand, George Conway, the ship was five miles North of Port Jackson, heading from the Hawkesbury River with a cargo of grain when it was hit by a squall and sunk after its mainsail jibed. This was observed by the sloop Hope which was travelling a mile south of Charlotte at the time of the sinking. Both Inch and Conway were drowned.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SYDNEY". The Sydney Gazette And New South Wales Advertiser. VI, (248). 2 October 1808. p. 1 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "View Shipwreck - Charlotte". Australian National Shipwreck Database. Aust Govt. 
  3. ^ "PORT NEWS". The Sydney Gazette And New South Wales Advertiser. I, (42). 18 December 1803. p. 4 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2 p45