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No. 28117 PVDK


Built 1848-49 in Sunderland, 132 x 29.8 feet; 761 register tons.

In August 1849, the Randolph, London to Port Philip (Melbourne) then Sydney via Cape of Good Hope under Captain William Dale, landed 295 convicts after a 114-day passage. Melbourne residents, hostile to the British Government policy of convict transportation, had refused to accept further consignments and Dale as forced to sail for Sydney.

The Randolph of London was lost about 26 July 1851, Mauritius to Calcutta while returning 250 Indian labourers and other passengers, including two officers of the 48th Foot. She struck a reef at the north end of island and although the survivors were rescued by steamer Ensign Scott, two crew and some thirty Indian passengers from steerage were washed overboard during the night and drowned.


[ The Port Victoria Customs Department Ships Report Outwards No. 49 for January 1851 recorded the departure] 7 January Randolph, 761 tons, Dale, 26 crew, for Straits of Lombok in ballast, Alport agent.

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