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1840
Ships
  Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
New ZealanderBay of Islands
Port Adelaide
16 Nov 1839
03 Jan 1840
schooner
MinervaLeith
Kirkcaldy 
Port Adelaide
-
16 Jul 1839
02 Jan 1840
schooner
1838-1842
1 passenger ?
MunfordMauritius
Port Adelaide
22 Nov 1839
06 Jan 1840
schooner
1835-
1 passenger
MelroseBay of Islands
Port Adelaide
-
07 Jan 1840
snow
1837-
ChallengerMauritius
Port Adelaide
-
21 Jan 1840
schooner
1830-
100 bags dates
Branken MoorLondon
Port Adelaide
04 Sep 1839
04 Feb 1840
ship, later barque
1827-
73 passengers
JohnLondon
Port Adelaide
12 Sep 1839
05 Feb 1840
ship rig
1811-
178 passengers
JavaLondon
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
14 Oct 1839
29 Oct 1839
06 Feb 1840
ship rig
1811-1939
464 passengers
3 deaths
RajahsthanLondon
The Downs
Port Adelaide
--  Oct 1839
27 Oct 1839
06 Feb 1840
ship rig
1837-
183 passengers
AugustusMadras
Singapore
Port Adelaide
-
26 Oct 1839
10 Feb 1840
barque
c. 1813-
2 passengers
GuianaSingapore
Port Adelaide
18 Apr 1840
17 Feb 1840
barque
1831-1847
2 passengers
IndiaGreenock
Port Adelaide
05 Oct 1839
23 Feb 1840
barque
1839-
94 passengers
most for Port Phillip and Sydney
IndusLeith
Leith
Port Adelaide
26 Sep 1839
05 Oct 1839
26 Feb 1840
barque
1832-1872
22 passengers
BabooLiverpool
Port Adelaide
24 Nov 1839
10 Mar 1840
ship rig
1835-
199 passengers
OrissaLondon
Plymouth
Cape Town
Port Adelaide
17 Oct 1840
31 Oct 1839
11 Jan 1840
10 Mar 1840
barque
1832-
117 passengers
TomatinGreenock
Port Adelaide
25 Oct 1839
10 Mar 1840
barque
1839-1865
119 passengers
SeppingsCalcutta
Port Adelaide
13 Mar 1840barque
1823-
passengers
PsycheBali
Port Adelaide
-
13 Mar 1840
barque
1834-
PlanterLeith
Port Adelaide
13 Mar 1840schooner
1825-
1 passenger
CaledoniaCanton
Swan River
Port Adelaide
06 Jun 1839
29 Jan 1840
15 Mar 1840
barque
1829-
passengers
incl. Capt G Grey
City of LondonLondon
The Downs
Port Adelaide
10 Nov 1839
12 Nov 1839
19 Mar 1840
barque
1837-
22 passengers
HeroLombok
Port Adelaide
21 Jan 1840
24 Mar 1840
barque
1826-
Harvest HomeDundee
Port Adelaide
29 Sep 1839
29 Mar 1840
barque
1839-
passengers
EamontCalcutta
Port Adelaide
15 Jan 1840
09 Apr 1840
barque
1828-
1 passenger
DavidNew Zealand
Port Adelaide
-
10 Apr 1840
brig
1825
1 passenger
MorleyLondon
The Downs
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
-
08 Dec 1839
28 Dec 1839
16 Apr 1840
ship rig
1811-
192 passengers
WarriorLondon
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
17 Nov 1839
27 Nov 1839
17 Apr 1840
ship rig
1828-
126 passengers
cargo incl. 2 steam engines & 1 flour mill.
CourierTable Bay
Port Adelaide
-
18 Apr 1840
barque
1833-
2 passengers
TrueloveNew Zealand
Port Lincoln
Port Adelaide
-
10 Apr 1840
23 Apr 1840
schooner
1827
3 passengers
HeroSingapore
Port Adelaide
17 Mar 1840
30 Apr 1840
barque
1835-
> 2 passengers
cargo incl. 1,374 bags sugar.
CometTable Bay
Port Elizabeth
Port Adelaide
03 Mar 1840
-
09 May 1840
brig
1824-
3 passengers
ElizaLondon
Port Adelaide
04 Jan 1840
14 May 1840
barque
1815-
159 passengers
IndusCalcutta
Port Adelaide
23 Mar 1840
04 Jun 1840
ship
1838-
> 1 passenger
OrleanaLondon
The Downs
Port Adelaide
24 Feb 1840
29 Feb 1840
10 Jun 1840
ship rig
1835-
258 passengers
Charles KerrLondon
Gravesend
Port Adelaide
-
06 Mar 1840
17 Jun 1840
ship rig
1826-1857
216 passengers
ThirteenLondon
Portsmouth
Port Adelaide
18 Jan 1840
17 Feb 1840
18 Jun 1840
snow
1838-
passengers
GungaSingapore
Port Adelaide
18 Jun 1840barque
1834-
2 passengers
William NicholGreenock
Dublin
Port Adelaide
-
02 Apr 1840 
07 Jul 1840
ship rig
1834-1842
> 148 passengers
New HollandLondon
Cape Town
Port Adelaide
04 Feb 1840
06 Feb 1840
07 Jul 1840
brig
1826-
3 passengers
FairleeLondon
The Downs
Port Adelaide
04 Apr 1840
06 Apr 1840
07 Jul 1840
ship rig
1810-
> 267 passengers
CuldeeGreenock
Port Adelaide
17 Feb 1840
07 Jul 1840
barque
1839-
21 passengers
DauntlessGreenock
Port Adelaide
17 Feb 1840
10 Jul 1840
barque
1837-
85 passengers
Caleb AngasLondon
Port Adelaide
09 Apr 1840
09 Aug 1840
barque
1829-
> 2 passengers
cargo incl. 2 cranes and 1 printing press
Lalla RookhLondon
Port Adelaide
26 Apr 1840
11 Aug 1840
barque
1839-
passengers
CourierLondon
Port Adelaide
31 Mar 1840
18 Aug 1840
paddle steamer
under canvas
1826-
passengers
Jean HenriBourbon
Port Adelaide
19 Jul 1840
27 Aug 1840
barque
1828-
passengers
William MitchellLondon
Port Adelaide
04 May 1840
27 Aug 1840
barque
1838-
passengers
LysanderLondon
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
29 May 1840
-
06 Sep 1840
ship rig, later barque
1834-
> 3 passengers
Richard WebbLondon
Port Adelaide
06 May 1840
07 Sep 1840
barque
1840-
water stop
Martin LutherGreenock
Port Adelaide
05 Jun 1840
20 Sep 1840
ship rig
1840-
passengers
Mary DugdaleBristol
Dublin
Port Adelaide
-
02 Jun 1840
01 Oct 1840
ship rig
1835-
205 passengers
8 deaths
ItunaLondon
Port Adelaide
08 Jun 1840
04 Oct 1840
brig
1834-
3 passengers
GuianaSingapore
Port Adelaide
06 Aug 1840
07 Oct 1840
barque
1831-1847
2 passengers
EnterpriseLondon
Port Adelaide
03 Jun 1840 
11 Oct 1840
brig
1815-
3 passengers
Apolline
London
Port Adelaide
14 Jun 1840
12 Oct 1840
ship rig
1837-
28 passengers
HeroLombok
Port Adelaide
05 Sep 1840
12 Oct 1840
barque
1826-
MercuryLondon
Port Adelaide
28 Apr 1840
24 Oct 1840
ship
no passengers
WaterlooLondon
Falmouth
Port Adelaide
13 Jun 1840
05 Jul 1840
09 Nov 1840
ship
1815-
passengers
IsabellaCalcutta
Port Adelaide
24 Aug 1840
11 Nov 1840
ship
1838-
DiademLondon
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
31 Jun 1840
31 Jul 1840
15 Nov 1840
barque
1840-
150 passengers
HeroSingapore
Port Adelaide
26 Sep 1840
21 Nov 1840
barque
1835-
SuperbLiverpool
Port Adelaide
23 Jul 1840
22 Nov 1840
barque
1837-
passengers
CharlesLondon
Launceston
Port Adelaide
-
05 Nov 1840
23 Nov 1840
barque
1838-
passengers
BirmanGreenock
Cork
Port Adelaide
24 Aug 1840
07 Dec 1840
ship rig
1840-
218 passengers
IsabellaCalcutta
Port Adelaide
24 Aug 1840
09 Dec 1840
ship
1838-1840
wrecked on King Island
20 Dec 1840
Helen ThompsonGreenock
Port Adelaide
08 Aug 1840
12 Dec 1840
ship rig
1840-
passengers
BrightmanLondon
Plymouth
Cork
Port Adelaide
15 Aug 1840
30 Aug 1840
-
13 Dec 1840
ship rig
1825-
> 171 passengers
Royal AdmiralLondon
Port Adelaide
07 Aug 1840
13 Dec 1840
barque
1828-
> 2 passengers
FairfieldLondon
Plymouth
Table Bay
Port Adelaide
-
30 Jul 1840
--  Oct 1840
14 Dec 1840
barque
1833-
passengers
5 births
35 deaths
NaiadLondon
Port Adelaide
-
29 Dec 1840
schooner
1835-1843
4 passengers
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!