Recovery (1816 ship)

Recovery was a sloop that was wrecked near Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia in 1816.

United Kingdom
Name: Recovery
Owner: Peter Hibbs
Fate: Wrecked in June 1816
General characteristics
Class and type: Sloop
Tons burthen: 14(bm)
Sail plan: Sloop rig

Peter Hibbs was Recovery's owner. In early June 1816 Recovery headed from the Hawkesbury to Port Jackson with a cargo of grain when a storm came up that blew Recovery out to sea. On turning the ship around it was wrecked near Port Stephens. The crew of two men, and a woman passenger, struggled ashore and walked 50 miles to Newcastle. On the way some aborigines stripped of all their clothes. At Newcastle they were given passage to Sydney on the sloop, Windsor which was also wrecked.[1][2][3]


  1. Australian Shipwrecks - vol 1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2 p53
  2. The late tempestuous weather, Sydney Gazette, 6 July 1816, Retrieved 21 February 2013
  3. "Sydney". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. FOURTEENTH (659). New South Wales, Australia. 6 July 1816. p. 2 via National Library of Australia.

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