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  First Fleet 1788 Story
The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia.
The First Fleet left England on 13th May 1787 for the 'lands beyond the seas' - Australia, stopping at Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, where food supplies were replenished.
(Phillip, the first Governor of NSW from 1788 - 1792).
www.ulladulla.info /historian/ffstory.html   (1594 words)

  First Fleet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Fleet is the name given to the 11 ships which sailed from Great Britain in May 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales.
Bicentennial Monument at Botany Bay commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet.
First contacts were made with the local indigenous people, the Eora, who seemed curious but suspicious of the newcomers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Fleet   (2236 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Alfred von Tirpitz
Introducing the First Fleet Act in 1898, Tirpitz announced the re-organisation and build-up of the Navy.
This was followed by the Second Fleet Act in 1900, which proved far more ambitious in determining to construct a fleet capable of matching the British Royal Navy, with a 17-year deadline for the completion of construction of a fleet of 2 flagships, 36 battleships, 11 large and 34 small cruisers.
Given such figures the German Fleet would patently not have been to effectively challenge the British Fleet in open action (with the Battle of Jutland the only notable Fleet action during the war).
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/tirpitz.htm   (627 words)

 First Fleet to conduct fuel consumption study
First Fleet Corp., a national provider of asset management services to private truck fleets, has announced an initiative that will address rising fuel costs.
First Fleet noted two events are currently having a major impact on private truck fleets’ overall cost-per-mile: new engine emissions standards that have negatively affected fuel economy, and a record cost per gallon for diesel fuel, which ranks as the second-highest operating expense for truck fleets, exceeded only by driver salaries.
During Phase I of First Fleet’s fuel consumption study, nearly 200 telematics devices will be installed on a large cross-section of Class 8 tractors in ten participating private truck fleets with different vocations, as well as with varying demographics in order to identify various ambient temperature and operating terrains.
fleetowner.com /news/first_fleet_fuel_consumption_economy_study_truck_091405   (376 words)

 Capul v. Fleet Bank
Fleet agreed to the release in exchange for a first mortgage on the Tripletts' car dealership that had recently been appraised at a value of $1.1 million.
He argues that he acquired the status of a surety when he subordinated his mortgage on the dealership to Fleet's first mortgage, and that Fleet therefore had a duty to disclose to him information regarding the nature of the risk he was assuming.
Capul's subordination agreement with the Tripletts merely changed his priority; he did not promise Fleet that Fleet could pursue him if the Tripletts failed to fulfill their obligation to the bank and did not undertake to pledge his property as a guarantee for the Tripletts' debt.
www.courts.state.me.us /opinions/documents/97me140c.htm   (1256 words)

 Fellowship of First Fleeters
Commodore of Australia's First Fleet, first Governor of New South Wales, New Holland.
He entered the Greenwich Hospital School at the age of 11 and was first apprenticed to Captain Redhead as a Merchant Seaman at 13, entering the Royal Navy as a Midshipman just prior to his 16th birthday.
On Phillip's return to England from Madras he was appointed Captain General of the First Fleet and the First Governor of the Colony of New South Wales.
www.geocities.com /fellowship_of_first_fleeters   (917 words)

 THE FIRST FLEET 1787 - 1788 THE VOYAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The eleven ships of the fleet under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip RN took their leave from Portsmouth, England early on Sunday 13 May 1787 bound for a virtually unknown shore eight long months and half a world away.
The first port of call was to be the town of Santa Cruz on Teneriffe in the Canary Islands, there to take on fresh water and vegetables.
home.vicnet.net.au /~firstff/story.htm   (723 words)

 Arthur Phillip first fleet
Arthur Phillip, admiral, and first governor of New South Wales, was born in the city of London on 11 October 1738.
Various offences were at first treated leniently by the governor, but in the circumstances of the colony, stealing from the stores was a very serious crime, and for this severe floggings were given.
In March 1791 James Ruse (q.v.) the first successful farmer in Australia, advised Phillip that he was able to maintain himself on the land he was farming and was granted 30 acres at Parramatta, the first grant of land in Australia.
www.australiaexplorers.com /arthurphillip.html   (2461 words)

 NZ First Fleet
In 1988 Australia celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of the European occupation of the continent after the despatch of the first and second Fleets from Britain landed their mixed draft of immigrants to establish the first early settlements.
During this period one of the vessels engaged in the transport either was wrecked on the coast near Sydney or was compelled to shift the weight of displacement for extra cargo assigned for the return voyage to Britain.
The four cannons were first to go from the bilges and she was then successfully refloated.
riv.co.nz /rnza/hist/1stfleet.htm   (894 words)

 First Fleet
Banished from their homeland in 1787, more than 750 of Britain's convicts were launched on a perilous sea voyage to the other side of the world.
The voyage of the First Fleet of settlers to Botany Bay in New South Wales Australia.
mary • broad • bryant • william bryant • first fleet
www.suite101.com /reference/first_fleet   (102 words)

 First Fleet Orders Imminent for AB139
The first large fleet orders may be imminent for the twin-engined Agusta/Bell AB139 utility helicopter being developed by the US-Italian joint venture.
Two large fleet buys are under discussion: one for a military customer, the other for commercial use, but no further details are available, Bell Helicopter CEO and chairman Terry Stinson told Show News.
First flight is scheduled for late this year.
www.aviationnow.com /shownews/20hai1/topsto07.htm   (109 words)

 Australia's First Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The date of arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson (26 January) is today celebrated as Australia Day and is considered in a similar way as the Americans consider 4 July - the day of the birth of a nation.
First Fleet Fellowship - Ships and Voyage, Pictures and history of the ships of the First Fleet, and how to become a member if your ancestors arrived on the First Fleet.
Cathy Dunn is married to Arthur Dunn, 7th generation Australian from First Fleeters - Convicts - John Small and Mary Parker by their daughter Rebecca b.
www.historyaustralia.org.au /ifhaa/ships/1stfleet.htm   (1742 words)

 The Art of the First Fleet | MetaFilter
The Art of the First Fleet : On 13 May 1787, eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia.
One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony.
One of the first artists to really start seeing the Australian landscape and painting it accurately was von Geruard.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/44757   (292 words)

 The Fleet Sheet - daily English-language news bulletin devoted to the politics in the Czech republic
Fleet Sheet is the first source of import to Czech for the foreign community.
Fleet Sheet is the first source of import to Czech Republic for the foreign community.
Fleet Sheet is the first source of import to Czechoslovakia for the foreign community.
www.fleet.cz /english/sitemap2.htm   (7058 words)

 Roman Fleet
Squadrons of the fleet were operating along the lower stretches of the river as early as 12 BC under Drusus the Elder, but with as yet little understanding of the tides his ships were left high and dry in the Zuyder Zee and his forces were only saved by the Frisian allies.
The headquarters of the German fleet, the fleet of the Rhine, or Classis Germanica, were at today's town of Alteburg near Cologne..
Thus, a new fleet had to be fitted out and this, with legionary support, frown Anicetus into his stronghold at the mouth of the river Khopi on the east shore from where he was alas surrendered to the Romans by the local tribesmen.
www.roman-empire.net /army/leg-fleet.html   (1987 words)

 First Fleet Datum
The largest ship of the fleet, and little is known after her return to England and disappeared from records in 1808.
She was the only ship of the First Fleet to return to Australia apart from the "Sirius" and the "Supply" which sailed to Cape Town and back.
The project of painting the ships of the First Fleet involved many long hours of research and hundreds of sketches, before pencil was transformed to watercolour.
www.geocities.com /fellowship_of_first_fleeters/datum.html   (3663 words)

 Australia's First Fleet
Arthur Phillip, R.N. was commissioned as the first Governor of New South Wales.
Hundreds of readers have telephoned to say they were fascinated by the full list of names of the convict arrivals in the First Fleet.
The best researched and documented work on the First Fleet is undoubtedly Mollie Gillen's The Founders of Australia: a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet, Library of Australian History, Sydney, 1989.
www.pcug.org.au /~pdownes/dps/1stflt.htm   (294 words)

 Fleet 1
Historically, though, it was not the first STF fleet (that paradoxical title goes to rival fleet 2).
The ship began its career in Fleet 3 (a "colony" on a different Prodigy bulletin board) but was brought back to the STF proper in 1995 under the guise of Fleet 2.
The first of her class, she was commissioned on October 18th, 2003 by President Emma Rouse-Deane and placed under the Command of Captain Alexander Stewart, aka Captain Krystelle Bromilow, and Commander Alex Anderson, aka Fleet Captain Steve Johnson, The Bonaventure began its voyage sailing into the unknown.
www.star-fleet.com /stf1   (685 words)

 First Fleet
Europeans first came to Australia in 1788 and established a prison settlement because gaols in England were very overcrowded.
After studying the journey of the First Fleet you might now know how it felt to be a convict on the First Fleet’s journey to Botany Bay.
Imagine you are the convict on the First Fleet and write a letter home about your journey.
www.teachers.ash.org.au /relearn/2003/firstfleet.htm   (591 words)

 The First Fleet
Try the First Fleet database at http://cedir.uow.edu.au/programs/FirstFleet/index.html to obtain data on the First Fleet that you could graph.
There are many sites on the First Fleet, to obtain correct information quickly, work out the questions that you want to find the answers for in your research, and use these in your keyword.
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~firstff/ships.htm (The First Fleet 1787 - 1788 The Voyage)
www.bps.sa.edu.au /year9/earlyhistory/ffleet.htm   (192 words)

The first naval committee bought and fitted out two 24-gun frigates, the Alfred and the Columbus, and two brigs, the Andrea Doria and the Cabot, and supplied them with powder and muskets borrowed from the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety.
On December 22, 1775, Congress organized the first" American fleet" by granting commissions to Esek Hopkins, commander-in- chief of the fleet; Dudley Saltonstall, captain of the Alfred Abraham Whipple, captain of the Columbusj Nicholas Biddle, captain of the Andrea Doria and John Burroughs Hopkins, captain of the Cabot.
This injury inflicted upon a fleet by a single vessel which escaped showed little tactical skill on the part of the officers of the American fleet.
www.schoonerman.com /navalhistory/first-american-fleet.htm   (458 words)

The Pacific Fleet is composed of the Third and Seventh Fleets.
Third Fleet's area of responsibility includes approximately fifty million square miles of the eastern and northern Pacific ocean areas including the Bering Sea, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and a sector of the Arctic.
Third Fleet's primary mission is one of conflict deterrence, but in the event of general war, it would conduct prompt and sustained combat operations at sea to carry out the U.S. Pacific Fleet strategy in the theater.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/c3f.htm   (846 words)

 smh.com.au - The Sydney Morning Herald
William Bradley was First Lieutenant on the Sirius.
The NSW State Library's nine First Fleet journals will be displayed together for the first time ever from January 25 as part of The Heritage Collection (sponsored by the Nelson Meers Foundation).
Nine First Fleet journals will be put on display together for the first time in an exhibition starting on Australia Day at the State Library of NSW.
www.smh.com.au /specials/australiaday2003   (429 words)

 Maritime Topics on Stamps : The First Fleet
The First Fleet left the British port of Portsmouth on May the 13th, 1787.
On January the 26th the whole fleet dropped anchor and on the same day the flag was hoisted.
Captain Arthur Phillip became the first governor of the colony.
www.shipsonstamps.org /Topics/html/ffleet.htm   (1607 words)

 Fleet Information -- First Air
First Air operates a versatile fleet of aircraft for regularly scheduled passenger and air cargo services.
First Air operates the only 727 200 in the world that has been modified to a combi configuration
As with the HS 748, the ATR 42 is also capable of landing on gravel and ice strips.
www.firstair.ca /Charters/fleet_info.html   (349 words)

 Fleet -- First Air
First Air operates a versatile fleet of nineteen aircraft for regularly scheduled passenger and air cargo services.
This fleet of well-maintained, modern aircraft also provides First Air with the size and flexibility to meet your air charter service requirements.
Here is some further information on the capabilities of First Air's fleet that may be of special interest to those with charter needs.
www.firstair.ca /About_First_Air/fleet.html   (188 words)

 First Fleet - Objectives
First Fleet Online consists of information about the convicts who were transported to Australia in 1787.
First Fleet OnLine is a resource for students and teachers of any age, professional historians, family tree enthusiasts, descendants of the First Fleeters, and amateur researchers, anywhere in the world.
First Fleet OnLine is also an opportunity for university teachers to explore and discuss a model for design of online subjects, one that hopefully demonstrates the capability of the web to go beyond publication of lecture notes, towards research and analysis of data, and formation of worldwide communities of scholars.
cedir.uow.edu.au /programs/FirstFleet/objectv.html   (232 words)

 Australias First Fleet
Australia's First Fleet has 3 separate ships designs that can also be placed together to make one large fleet design.
The Fleet consisted of six convict ships, three store ships, and two men-o-war ships with a total of 756 convicts (564 male, 192 female), 550 officers/marines/ship crew and their families.
It was these convicts, guilty of petty crimes that were the result of trying to survive the conditions of England at the time (eg stealing a loaf of bread), that were the pioneers who - through hard work and perseverance, made the colony survive and expand to the stage of self sufficiency.
www.secretsof.com /content/2380   (1325 words)

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