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Details for the ship Emu (1813)

Ship Name:Emu  
Rig Type:Bg.
Build Year:
Size (tons):
Voyage Details
Master:Lt. Alexander Bissett R.N.
Sailed:11 November 1812
Arrived:17 January 1813
Port:St. Vincent, Cape Verde
Days Travel:
Convicts Landed:0 males & 40 female convicts
Notes:Captured by the American privateer Holkar on 30 November 1812 and taken into New York as a prize. Fate of the convicts not recorded.

List of convict passengers

Anderson, IsabellaEntwistle, MarthaJones, JaneProctor, Margaret
Baker, SarahFearn, HannahJones, PriscillaRoberts, Mary
Bauford, MarthaFrench, MaryKing, ElizabethRobinson, Jane
Bent, AnnGleavis, MaryKing, MaryRogers, Ann
Blake, EleanorGrant, SarahKingsmore, SophiaRowley, Ann
Bruce, MaryGriffiths, ElizabethLallamarch, SusannahSullivan, Mary
Chambers, EleanorHathersle, ElizabethLane, AnnTevute, Ann
Cunningham, MargaretHolloway, ElizabethLord, AnnTomlinson, Alice
Daid, Mary AnnHorn, Harriett AnnMajor, AmeliaWallis, Ellis
Eaton, SusannahJanson, BettaParsons, AnnWhite, Jane

Note: The number of convicts recorded on this site that are associated with the ship Emu is 40 .This figure may not correlate with the full listing of convicts recorded in official documents.


  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/2, pp.77-78
  • Bateson, Charles & Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.191-192, 340-341, 381

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