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Plans of the Anson as fitted for a female convict...

Plans of the Anson as fitted for a female convict ship, prepared for the guidance of the authorities in the colony, 1843

Created by the Admiralty of Great Britain. Each signed ‘Jn Fincham’, one also signed 'I. Luke’.

Originally a 74 gun ship for the Royal Navy and launched in 1812, HMS Anson was put in to service as convict transportation ship in 1839. From 1844 she served as a probation ship for female convicts in Prince of Wales Bay, Risdon near Hobart and was eventually broken up circa 1851.