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1838
Ships
 
Depart from
Arrive at
 
Departure date
Arrival date
 
Other information
 
Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Admiral
 
London Falmouth
Port Adelaide
 
25 Sep 1837
18 Jan 1838
 
barque 413 tons 1828-
 
208 passengers
139 adults
69 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justina
 
Batavia
Port Adelaide
 
24 Feb 1838
30 Mar 1838
 
235 tons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Goderich
 
London
Port Adelaidce
 
15 Oct 1837
15 Apr 1838
 
ship rig 461 tons 1828-
 
157 passengers
111 adults
46 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Hobart
 
 
Timor
Port Adelaide
 
14 Feb 1838
25 Apr 1838
 
brig 189 tons 1805-
 
cargo of ponies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canton
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
 
15 Dec 1837
02 May 1838
 
 
ship 507 tons 1834-
 
143 passengers
83 adults
60 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trusty
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
03 Dec 1837
15 May
1838 
 
ship 365 tons 1834-
 
129 passengers
96 adults
33 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rapid
 
 
London
Falmouth
Port Adelaide
 
03 Feb 1838
26 Feb 1838
20 Jun 1838
 
brig 161 tons 1826-1841
 
 
25 passengers
25 adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goshawk
 
 
Hamburg
London
Port Adelaide
 
20 Dec 1837
Jan 1838
20 Jun 1838
 
brig 244 tons 1831-
 
2 passengers
2 adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eden
 
 
London
Portsmouth
Port Adelaide
 
13 Feb 1838
26 Feb 1838
24 Jun 1838
 
ship rig 523 tons 1826-
 
228 passengers
149 adults
79 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Porcher
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
 
26 Feb 1838
01 Jul 1838
 
 
ship rig 485 tons 1817-1858
 
140 passengers
99 adults
41 children
HMS AlligatorPlymouth
Holdfast Bay
06 Mar 1838
10 Jul 1838
28 gun sloop 1821-
DavidLondon
Port Adelaide
09 Mar 1838
16 Jul 1838
210 tons
1825-
no passengers
Emerald IsleCalcutta
Port Adelaide
-- Mar 1838
24 Jul 1838
ship 400 tons 1836-2 passengers
Duke of RoxburghLondo
Kingscote (KI)
Holdfast Bay
12 Apr 1838
24 Jul 1838
28 Jul 1838
ship rig 416 tons 1828-84 passenger
65 adults
19 children
ReunionKangaroo Island01 Sep 1838French whaler 1822-no passengers
SpeculatorLondon
Port Adelaide
09 May 1838
05 Sep 1838
brig 1828-no passengers
WinchesterLondon
Port Adelaide
12 Jun 1838
23 Sep 1838
ship rig 400 tons 1837-1853121 passengers
73 adults
48 children
AfricaineLondon
Kingscote (KI)
Port Adelaide
12 May 1838
17 Aug 1838
02 Oct 1838
barque 317 tons 1832-1843the first ship to unload at Kingscote jetty
Pestonjee BomanjeeLondon
Holdfast Bay
11 Jun 1838
12 Oct 1838
ship rig 595 tons 1834-230 passengers
160 adults
70 children, incl. Governor Gawler
SurryLondon
Port Adelaide
15 Jun 1838
16 Oct 1838
ship rig 461 tons 1811-106 passengers
82 adults
24 children
Elizabeth
 
 
India
Port Adelaide
 
-
02 Nov 1838
 
barque 1830-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Briton
 
Cape of Good Hope Port Adelaide
 
02 Sep 1838
05 Nov 1838
 
snow 240 tons 1824-
 
no passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bengalee
 
Hamburg
The Downs
Kingscote (KI)
Port Adelaide
 
16 Jul 1838
-
09 Nov 1838
16 Nov 1838
 
barque 304 tons
temperance vessel 1837-
 
27 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rajahsthan
 
London Port Adelaide
 
26 Jul 1838
16 Nov 1838
 
ship rig 601 tons 1837-
 
235 passengers
171 adults
64 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince George
 
Hamburg
Port Adelaide
 
13 Jul 1838
18 Nov 1838
 
ship 317 tons 1828-1841
 
207 passengers
4 adults
3 children
plus 200 Germans
detail not specified,
incl. A Kavel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lloyds
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
01 Aug 1838
01 Dec 1838
 
ship rig 402 tons 1830-
 
181 passengers
120 adults
61 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Witton
 
London
Holdfast Bay
 
23 Jun 1838
03 Dec 1838
 
brig 270 tons 1833-1839
 
2 passengers
2 adults, cargo incl. 30,000 bricks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Jamieson
 
Leith
Port Adelaide
 
28 Jun 1838
07 Dec 1838
 
barque 307 tons 1838-1840
 
37 passengers
37 adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mona
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
12 Aug 1838
21 Dec 1838
 
barque 200 tons 1831-
 
no passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince George
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
08 Sep 1838
26 Dec 1838
 
ship 482 tons 1830-
 
199 passengers
126 adults
73 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glenalvon
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
13 Aug 1838
28 Dec 1838
 
ship rig 300 tons 1828-
 
17 passengers
12 adults
5 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zebra
 
Altona
Port Adelaide
 
27 Aug 1838
28 Dec 1838
 
ship rig 350 tons 1818-
 
191 passengers
1 adult
190 Germans, detail not specified
cargo incl. 40,924 bricks
 
The data in the Other Information column includes a brief description of the vessel, the year of construction and, if known, the year of loss/destruction where the ship was later lost at sea or shipwrecked. 
 
Sources:
South Australian Records Prior to 1841 (Opie)
Migrant Ships for South Australia 1836-1866 (Ronald Parsons)
Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850 (Sexton)
The Land of Promise (John Stephens)
 
At times there is a conflict in the information provided by each of the sources listed above. For example, dates of sailing may vary from one source to another, and 3 different references may give 3 differing dates!