Windsor (sloop)

Windsor was a ship wrecked on Long Reef near Sydney, Australia in 1816.

Owner: Henry Major
Fate: Wrecked 1816
General characteristics
Sail plan: sloop

Windsor was a sloop of 22 tons owned and under the command of Henry Major. Windsor left the Hawkesbury and headed for Sydney when she was blown well off shore by a gale. It is probable that it was this gale that ended up sinking Recovery the same month. Eventually Windsor reached Newcastle where she picked up Recovery's survivors. Coming into Sydney the ship was wrecked on Long Reef but all of Windsor's crew and Recovery's survivors were able to get to safety and walk to Sydney.[1][2]


  1. Bateson, Charles (1972). Australian Shipwrecks. 1 1622-1850. Sydney: AH and AW Reed. p. 53. ISBN 0-589-07112-2.
  2. "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.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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