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George the Third Voyages to Australia

Built at Deptford, England in 1810. 394 tons, 114 feet length, 28 feet 3 inches beam. Registered at the Port of London.

George III, was wrecked on reefs at the south-eastern entrance to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on 12 March 1835 near the end of a voyage from Woolwich to Hobart Town.  133 of 220 male convicts on board lost their lives, 81 survived, one being a 10yr old boy. Only five of the 88 crew, guards and their families were drowned. Firearms had been discharged to keep the convicts below decks while the latter were being evacuated.