Who was Captain Arthur Philip. Need more information on the first fleet and the convicts?
There were eleven ships in the fleet. The names of these ships are listed below. The fleet was led by Captain Arthur Phillip. The fleet sailed from Great Britain on May 13, 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales, Australia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Fleet Naval escorts: * HMS Sirius – the Flagship of the fleet * HMS Supply Convict transports: * Alexander * Charlotte * Friendship * Lady Penrhyn * Prince Of Wales * Scarborough Storeships: * Borrowdale * Fishburn * Golden Grove People of the First Fleet The number of people directly associated with the First Fleet will probably never be exactly established, and all accounts of the event vary slightly. Gillen (see References below, p.445) gives the following statistics: Embarked at Portsmouth Officials and passengers: 15 Ships’ crews: 324 Marines: 247 Marines wives and children: 46 Convicts (men): 579 Convicts (women): 193 Convicts’ children: 14 Total embarked: 1418 Landed at Port Jackson Officials and pass