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The Fishburn was the largest of the three First Fleet storeships. She was built at Whitby in 1780, and was of 378 tons. Her master was Robert Brown. She left Portsmouth on 13 May 1787, and arrived at Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia, on 26 January 1788. She left Port Jackson on 19 November 1788, keeping company with the Golden Grove until losing sight of her on 11 April 1789 after several days at the Falkland Islands for recovery of crew members who were sick with scurvy. She arrived back in England on 25 May 1789.
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