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1839
Ships
 Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
OrleanaLiverpool
Port Adelaide
05 Oct 1838
16 Jan 1839
ship rig 648 tons 1835-95 passengers
63 adults
32 children
IndusDundee
Port Adelaide
13 Sep 1838
17 Jan 1839
422 tons 1838-22 passengers
17 adults
5 children
CatharinaHamburg
Port Adelaide
15 Sep 1838
20 Jan 1839
barque 350 tons 1810-122 passengers
2 adults
120 Germans not specified
BardasterLondon
Port Adelaide
07 Oct 1838
22 Jan 1839
ship rig
1832-
at least 4 passengers
DorsetLiverpool
Port Adelaide
26 Aug 1838
23 Jan 1839
brig 99 tons 1838-185210 passengers
9 adults
1 child
ResourceLondon
Port Adelaide
07 Oct 1838
23 Jan 1839
ship 417 tons 1804-211 passengers
117 adults
94 children
PorterLiverpool
Port Adelaide
26 Aug 1838
25 Jan 1839
brig 252 tons 1824-184226 passengers
23 adults
3 children
PlatinaLondon
Port Adelaide
26 Sep 1838
09 Feb 1839
ship rig 303 tons 1829-105 passengers
59 adults
46 children
9 deaths on voyage
Thomas HarrisonLondon
Deal
Port Adelaide
13 Nov 1838
20 Nov 1838
25 Feb 1839
ship rig 355 tons 1834-95 passengers
70 adults
25 children
Henry WellesleyJava
Port Adelaide
02 Jan 1839
02 Mar 1839
barque 1804-
FoxRio de Janeiro
Port Adelaide
04 Jan 1839
16 Mar 1839
brig <1811-
Katherine Stewart ForbesLondon
Portsmouth
via Cape of Good Hope Port Adelaide
20 Oct 1838
22 Oct 1838
-
21 Mar 1839
ship 457 tons 1818-55 passengers
45 adults
10 children
Dawsons
London via King George's SoundPort Adelaide 
03 Sep 1838 09 Mar 183921 Mar 1839brig 1826-passengers
BuckinghamshireLondon
Portsmouth
Port Adelaide
05 Dec 1839
11 Dec 1838
21 Mar 1839
ship 1468 tons 1816-401 passengers
315 adults
86 children
D'AuvergneLondon
Port Adelaide
13 Nov 1838
21 Mar 1839
barque 440 tons 1831-170 passengers
98 adults
72 children
WelcomeGreenock
Port Adelaide
22 Nov 1838
01 Apr 1839
293 tons24 passengers
18 adults
6 children
FairfieldLiverpool
Port Adelaide
14 Nov 1838
30 Apr 1839
barque 434 tons 1833-115 passengers
83 adults
32 children
AlmaHamburg
Port Adelaide
13 Dec 1838
09 May 1839
ship 1832-2 passengers
PlanterLondon
Port Adelaide
23 Nov 1838
17 May 1839
ship rig 347 tons (crew mutiny off Rio de Janiero) 1829-95 passengers
66 adults
29 children
EssingtonTimor
Port Adelaide
01 Jun 1839brigantine 1825-cargo incl. 60 Timor ponies
Sir Charles ForbesLiverpool
Port Adelaide
23 Jan 1839
10 Jun 1839
ship rig 1824-183 passengers
HMS HeraldIndia
Holdfast Bay
11 Feb 1839
16 Jun 1839
28 gun sloop 1822-
HooghlyLondon
Port Adelaide
19 Feb 1839
17 Jun 1839
ship rig, later barque 1819-290 passengers
Lady ButeGreenock
via Madiera
Port Adelaide
31 Jan 1839

18 Jun 1839
barque 1838-61 passengers
GangesLondon
Port Adelaide
17 Feb 1839
23 Jun 1839
ship rig 1816-60 passengers
SeppingsLondon
Port Adelaide
12 Mar 1839
29 Jun 1839
ship rig 1823-36 passengers
LysanderLiverpool
Port Adelaide
18 Mar 1839
06 Jul 1839
ship rig, later barque 1834-218 passengers
ExporterTimor
Port Adelaide
09 Jun 1839
06 Jul 1839
barque 1825-6 passengers
cargo 98 Timor ponies
AsiaLondon
Holdfast Bay
06 Mar 1839
16 Jul 1839
ship rig, later barque 1815-245 passengers
City of AdelaideLondon
Port Adelaide
30 Jan 1839
19 Jul 1839
ship rig 1838-> 75 passengers
Mary RidgwayLondon
Port Adelaide
- 02 Aug 1839ship rig 1834-passengers
AriadneGreenock
Port Adelaide
11 Apr 1839
13 Aug 1839
barque 1838-120 passengers
SomersetshireLondon
Port Adelaide
20 Apr 1839
25 Aug 1839
ship rig 1810-234 passengers
GeorgianaLeith
Port Adelaide
14 Mar 1839
28 Aug 1839
ship rig 182070 passengers
LullworthMadras
Port Adelaide
16 Jun 1839
01 Sep 1839
schooner 1828-2 passengers
Prince GeorgeCalcutta
Nepean Bay (KI)
12 May 1839
02 Sep 1839
ship 317 tons 1828-1841
PleiadesLombok
Port Adelaide
05 Aug 1839
02 Sep 1839
barque ? - 1839no passengers
GlenswillyGreenock
Port Adelaide
23 May 1839
18 Sep 1839
ship rig 1838-41 passengers
RecoveryLondon
Port Adelaide
19 May 1839
19 Sep 1839
ship 1799-? 237 passengers incl. Lt Frome
Anna RobertsonLondon
Port Adelaide
27 May 1839
20 Sep 1839
ship rig 1816-111 passengers
Alice BrooksLiverpool
Port Adelaide
22 May 1839
21 Sep 1839
barque 1832->2 passengers
Prince RegentLondon
Port Adelaidce
06 Jun 1839
25 Sep 1839
ship rig 1811-199 passengers
23 deaths on voyage
Lady LilfordLiverpool
Port Adelaide
18 Jun 1839
27 Sep 1839
ship rig 1838203 passengers
DumfriesLondon
Port Adelaide
20 Jun 1839
13 Oct 1839
ship rig 1837> 1 passenger
Strathisla
 
Timor
Port Adelaide
 
04 Sep 1839
18 Oct 1839
 
barque 1829-
 
cargo of Timor ponies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superb
 
Greenock
Port Adelaide
 
11 Jul 1839
22 Oct 1839
 
barque 1837
 
49 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palmyra
 
Greenock
Greenock
Port Adelaide
 
03 Jul 1839
18 Jul 1839
29 Oct 1839
 
barque maiden voyage 1839-
 
150 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore
 
London
The Downs
Port Adelaide
 
11 Jul 1839
12 Jul 1839
11 Nov 1839
 
ship rig 1833-
 
96 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hero
 
Singapore
Port Adelaide
 
14 Sep 1839
23 Nov 1839
 
barque 1835-
 
1 passenger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caroline
 
London
Gravesend Plymouth Port Adelaide
 
30 Jun 1839
17 Jul 1839
17 Dec 1839
 
ship rig 1825-
 
80 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cleveland
 
London
The Downs
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
 
-
25 Jul 1839
08 Aug 1839
18 Dec 1839
 
ship rig 1825-
 
189 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duchess of Northumberland
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
05 Aug 1839
19 Dec 1839
 
ship rig, later barque 1834-
 
262 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moffatt
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
26 Aug 1839
19 Dec 1839
 
barque 1807-
 
316 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delhi
 
Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 
18 Aug 1839
20 Dec 1839
 
ship rig 1835-
 
167 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Barrass
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
08 Jul 1839
20 Dec 1839
 
ship rig 1834
 
> 2 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justine
 
Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 
-
23 Dec 1839
 
barque 1837-
 
3 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mississipi
 
Port Lincoln
 
01 Dec 1839
 
French whaler 1825-
 
called for supplies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Holm
 
Singapore
Port Adelaide
 
26 Sep 1839
26 Dec 1839
 
barque 1833-
 
1 passenger
 
 
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!