Dolphin

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Overview

Prison Type   Convict Hulk

Date opened   1824

Date closed   1829

Ports   Chatham

Map location   in the vicinity

County   Kent

Prison Info

Prison Type   Convict Hulk

Date opened   1824

Date closed   1829

Ports   Chatham

Map location   in the vicinity
Lat.   51.392451  Long.   0.523815

County   Kent

Prisoner Statistics

 

Year 1828

Annual   -  

Daily Daily average   -   798

Principal Primary Sources

  • 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.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, 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.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, 1826, XXIV.387), 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, 1826-27, XIX.137), p.[4]; Two reports of John Henry Capper, Esq. superintendent of ships and vessels employed for the confinement of offenders under sentence of transportation (Parl. Papers, 1826-27, XIX.137), 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, 1828, XX.45), 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, 1828, XX.45), 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, 1829, XVIII.315), 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, 1829, XVIII.315), 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, 1830, XXIII.1), 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, 1830, XXIII.1), p.10

Secondary Sources

  • Charles Campbell, The Intolerable Hulks: British Shipboard Confinement, 1776-1857 (Bowie, MD., 1993), pp. 235-246

Prisoners

Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: ADM6/420-421

Collection: Admiralty

Description: Dolphin Hulk, index

Dates: 1823-1835


Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: HO 8/1-22

Collection: Home Office

Description: Quarterly returns of prisoners in Hulks - Dolphin, Chatham 

Dates: 1824-1829


Archive name: The National Archives

Catalogue ref: HO 9/1

Collection: Home Office

Description: Convict Hulks moored at Chatham - Ganymede, Dolphin and Cumberland. Also, register of prisoners.

Dates: 1820-1833