At the age of 34 years Roger Murley joined HMS Sirius at Deptford on 8 Dec 1786, with the birth place of Beaminster Dorest noted on HMS Sirius ships muster. Continue reading Roger Murley, able seaman, HMS Sirius 1788
HMS Sirius was originally the merchant ship Berwick, which was refitted out as HMS Berwick in early 1782 by the Royal Navy. The ship was commissioned to escort the First Fleet and renamed HMS Sirius in October 1786. HMS Sirius was the flagship of the first fleet.
Fred Spring an ex Qantas draughtsman and specialist in British ships donated the original draught plans of HMS Sirius, with a scale of scale 1: 48 and 415 mm x 552 mm in size in 1961 to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London who considered Fred Spring a naval draughtsman expert. Continue reading Draught (Draft) plans of HMS Berwick – HMS Sirius
John Rowley, Able Seaman, HMS Sirius 1788
Born 1762, Norfolk Virginia USA. He joined HMS Sirius 10 November 1786 at Deptford at the age of 24 years. Continue reading John Rowley, Able Seaman, HMS Sirius 1788
Not all assigned HMS Sirius ships company members (the crew) and Ships Marines were aboard the ship for her final voyage in March 1790 to Norfolk Island, they are noted in HMS Sirius musters by not being mustered on 20 March 1790 on Norfolk Island after the shipwreck, but being mustered in April 1790 at Port Jackson. Continue reading Did Frederick Meredith travel to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790?