Ship Details

Rig

Brig

Built

1820

Tonnage

187

Built By

Dimensions

82'6" x 23'0"

Demise

1837 Oct.17: Stranded at Holdfast Bay. Purchased by S.and E.Stephens for the S.A.Company and got off by Cpt.W.Wright; sailed to Nepean Bay.Intended as a store. 1840 Oct: A storeship moored at Port Adelaide at the opening of the New Port. 1842 Aug.: Noted as being a hulk, hove down.

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In hospital records in SA, Samuel Bruce is said to have arrived on the Sir Charles McCarthy from London. Samuel is my 3x great grandfather, believed to have been born in Scotland, but now I’m not sure. He was assistant court bailiff in the late 1850s. He was married to Amelia Smith, daughter of John and Sarah Smith from Gloucestershire. They arrived in 1838 on the Henry and had a carpentry business in Rundle Street. Samuel Bruce has been a mystery to us and I wondered if there was a passenger list for the ship, Sir Charles McCarthy and perhaps a list of the crew in 1837. BevSmith

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