Windsor (sloop)

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The Windsor was a ship wrecked on Long Reef near Sydney, Australia in 1816.

The Windsor was a sloop of 22 tons owned and under the command of Henry Major. The Windsor left the Hawkesbury and headed for Sydney when it was blown well off shore by a gale. It is probable that it was this gale that ended up sinking the Recovery the same month. Eventually the Windsor reached Newcastle where it picked up the survivors of the Recovery wreck. Coming into Sydney the ship was wrecked on Long Reef but all the crew and the survivors of the Windsor were able to get to safety and walk to Sydney. [1]


  1. Australian Shipwrecks - vol 1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0 589 07112 2 p53