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"HMS Supply" 1788 (Support Ship) First Fleet (England to NSW, Australia)

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"HMS Supply" was a support ship for the First Fleet She was 70ft long and 26ft wide, the smallest ship in the fleet and the fastest.

This project is only for her trip from England to Australia with the First Fleet.

Arrived with 55 Officers, crew and marines + 2 convicts

  • Commander - Lt Henry Lidgbird BALL

After arriving in the colony on 18/1/1788, the "HMS Supply" made 10 trips to Norfolk Island

Naval Officers


  • BALL Henry Lidgbird -Lieutenant RN Admiral Henry Lidgbird Ball, Crew "Supply" 1788
  • BARNATT Thomas -Seaman
  • BLACKBURN David -Ship’s Master
  • BONE Joseph -Carpenter
  • BRAIDEN Samuel -Quartermaster’s Mate Samuel Braiden [Crew "Supply" 1788]
  • CALLAM James -Surgeon
  • CARTER William -Able Seaman (deserted 12 November I787 at the Cape)
  • CHASE Jacob -Armourer
  • DAVIS James -Seaman
  • DEMPSTER John Hamilton -Able Seaman
  • DUNLAP Gavin -Gunner
  • DWIRE Dennis -Able Seaman
  • FARRELL Ambrose -Able Seaman
  • FREDERICK John -Able Seaman
  • FURVIS John -Seaman
  • GOULD Peter -Boatswain
  • HICKEY Jeremiah -Seaman (deserted 9 November 1787 at the Cape)
  • HOBBS John -Seaman (discharged sick 7 July 1787at Teneriffe)
  • HOYER Frederick-Able Seaman
  • JACKSON Thomas -Able Seaman (deserted 12November 1787 at the Cape)
  • JAY Richard -Able Seaman
  • JEFFRIES Joseph -Seaman
  • LAWSON John -Midshipman
  • McDONALD William -Seaman
  • MASSEY Richard -Gunner’s Mate
  • MELLON Charles -Seaman (deserted 12 November 1787 at the Cape)
  • MOONEY Richard -Able Seaman
  • MOORE Samuel -Ship’s Steward
  • NICHOLAS John -Able Seaman
  • PARKER William -Midshipman
  • REID Robinson -Carpenter
  • REID Thomas -Able Seaman
  • ROBINSON John -Able Seaman
  • RUSSELL William -Able Seaman
  • SMITH Daniel -Able Seaman
  • SPOWERS William -Quartermaster’s Mate
  • SWESEY John -Seaman
  • TABREE Joseph -Seaman
  • TAYLOR William -Seaman
  • TOBERRY James -Able Seaman (deserted 12 November 1787 at the Cape)
  • TOBERRY Joseph -Boatswain’s Mate
  • TOMLINSON Laurence -Able Seaman
  • WALTON Jacob -Able Seaman
  • WATERS Edmund -Clerk
  • WHITEHAIR Joseph -Sailmaker


  • DAWES William -2nd Lieutenant/Observer
  • GORE George -Private
  • HODDINOTT John -Sergeant
  • McMAHON Patrick -Private
  • MATHEWS James -Private
  • REILEY James -Private
  • RICHARDSON Richard -Private
  • ROGERS James -Private
  • ROOKSBY Joseph -Private
  • SIMMS William -Private William Sims, Free Settler "Supply" 1788
  • TALBOT Peter -Corporal (died 20 November 1787 at sea)
  • THORNE John -Private
  • TODD William -Private
  • WINWOOD George -Private
  • WISE James -Private
  • WOODMAN Jonathon -Private