An 18th-Century Sailing Ship. The Lady Washington - once was able to participate in a 'cannon battle' on board this beautiful ship... THAT was a great day!!!

"All I Ask Is a Tall Ship" ~ My Photos of the Lady Washington

An Sailing Ship. The Lady Washington (Washington's State Ship) - once was able to participate in a 'cannon battle' on board this beautiful ship.

Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776.    In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

Caged convicts on a ship bound for Australia. The average journey time to the penal colony was 102 days

Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement....In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the 'hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England."

Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to…

known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by britain during the 18th and 19th centuries to house prisoners of war...

The Fearsome Prison Ships of the Former British Empire

Known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by Britain during the and centuries to house prisoners of war.

First Fleet @ anchor in Sydney Cove NSW Australia

First Fleet @ anchor in Sydney Cove NSW Australia / The left headland is where the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is now situated, and the Sydney Opera House now sits on the right-hand headland.

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