Surprize (1780 ship)
Surprize was a three-deck merchant vessel launched in 1780 that made five voyages as a packet ship under charter to the British East India Company (EIC). The fourth of which was subsequent to her participating in the notorious Second Fleet transporting convicts to Port Jackson (EIC). Her fifth voyage for the EIC was subsequent to her second voyage transporting convicts to Australia. In 1799 a French frigate captured her in the Bay of Bengal.
Justinian and Surprize standing into Sydney Bay, Norfolk Island, 23 August 1790; William Bradley
|Owner||Calvert & Co.|
|Captured||1799 in the Bay of Bengal|
|Tons burthen||394, or 402 (bm)|
|Beam||29 ft 5 in (9.0 m)|
|Depth of hold||13 ft 3 in (4.0 m)|