Henry (1826 ship)

Henry was a 252-ton(bm) merchant ship built in Buckler's Hard, England, in 1826. She made one voyage transporting convicts from Mauritius to Australia. She grounded off Fremantle in 1841 and was refloated, only to disappear after leaving Moulmein.

Name: Henry
Builder: Buckler's Hard, England
Launched: 1826
Fate: Lost in 1841
General characteristics
Type: Barque
Tons burthen: 252 (bm)
Length: 96.1 feet (29.3 m)
Beam: 23.94 feet (7.30 m)
Draught: 5.9 feet (1.8 m)
Propulsion: Sail


Under the command of Captain Bunney, she left Cape of Good Hope on 4 February 1838 with passengers and cargo and arrived at Sydney on 5 May. She left Port Jackson on 15 July bound for Mauritius. After having difficulty getting a cargo, Henry returned to Sydney with two convicts, passengers and cargo, arriving on 26 February 1839.[1] Henry left Port Jackson on 10 May 1839 bound for London with passengers and cargo.[2]

Changing owners, she sailed under the command of Captain Todd, arriving at Perth on 20 April 1841.


She went aground off Fremantle in 1841 and was refloated shortly after. Henry was last seen after leaving Moulmein in late 1841.

Citations and references

  1. "Shipping Intelligence". The Sydney Herald, Wednesday 27 February 1839, p.2. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. "Shipping Intelligence". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 14 May 1839, p.2. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
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