Bellerophon

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Overview

Prison Type   Convict Hulk

Date opened   1816

Date closed   1825

Ports   Sheerness

Map location   in the vicinity

County   Kent

Critical Remarks

Brought into service in October 1816 with the transfer of prisoners from the Portland (ID 2001). From 1823, used only for juvenile males. In 1825, the boys were transferred to the newly fitted Euryalus (ID 2013).

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Prison Info

Prison Type   Convict Hulk

Date opened   1816

Date closed   1825

Ports   Sheerness

Map location   in the vicinity
Lat.   51.444398  Long.   0.743156

County   Kent

Critical Remarks

Brought into service in October 1816 with the transfer of prisoners from the Portland (ID 2001). From 1823, used only for juvenile males. In 1825, the boys were transferred to the newly fitted Euryalus (ID 2013).

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Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1818

Annual   -  

Daily Daily average   -   481

 

Year 1823

Annual   -  

Daily Daily average   -   329

Principal Primary Sources

  • Papers relating to the convict establishment at Woolwich, Sheerness and Portsmouth: viz. two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1817, XVI.141), p.13; Papers relating to the convict establishment at Woolwich, Sheerness and Portsmouth: viz. two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1818, XVI.207), p.3; Papers relating to the convict establishment at Woolwich, Sheerness and Portsmouth: viz. two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1818, XVI.207), p.10; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.321), p.3; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1819, XVII.321), p.8; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1819-20, IV.293), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1819-20, IV.293), p.7; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1821, XXI.449), p.3; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1821, XXI.449), p.6; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1822, XXII.327), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1822, XXII.327), p.5; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1823, XV.297), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1823, XV.297), p.6; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1824, XIX.183), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1824, XIX.183), p.5; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1825, XXIII.495), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1825, XXIII.495), p.7; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1826, XXIV.387), p.2; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1826, XXIV.387), p.8

Secondary Sources

  • Charles Campbell, The Intolerable Hulks: British Shipboard Confinement, 1776-1857 (Bowie, MD., 1993), pp. 235-242

Prisoners

Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: HO 8/1-6

Collection: Home Office

Description: Quarterly returns of prisoners in Hulks - Bellerophon, SheernessĀ 

Dates: 1824-1825


Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: HO 9/7

Collection: Home Office

Description: Convict Hulks moored at Sheerness - Retribution, Bellerophon. Also, register of prisoners.

Dates: 1802-1834


Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: T38/310

Collection: Treasury

Description: Quarterly Lists, Bellerophon at Sheerness

Dates: 1816-1818