HORNET
last modified 3 November 2014 
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The Hornet (1155 tons) made at least two voyages to Australia
  10 Nov 1858 - 3 May 1859 Plymouth to Botany Bay, G Grieves master (>446 passengers)*
  24 Oct 1864 - 25 Jan 1865 Plymouth to Sydney (>449 passengers)**

(* no entries in State Records NSW database - Index to assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59 )
(** no entries in State Records NSW database - Index to assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney, 1860-79 )

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Passenger List

The unassisted passenger list for the Hornet's 1865 voyage to Sydney is available on line in the State Records NSW database.  A crew list is also available on line at the Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters web site.

Captain
HARLAND
Robert

Ships Surgeon
O'DONNELL
Dr

Steerage Passengers
OATES Elizabeth (60) from St Keverne Cornwall
PASCOE Grace (31) housemaid (daughter of Elizabeth Oates)
  Bessy (8)

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Newspaper Reports

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References
 
Links

Ships description/other voyages

Passenger lists

1859 voyage
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters March 1859 (crew list)
Assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59

1865 voyage
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters 1865
Assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney, 1860-79

Additional information
Passenger Ships Arriving in NSW

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Note

I had previously identified the ship that brought my ancestors to Australia with the following.  It now appears likely that this is another ship.

The clipper ship Hornet was built in 1851 by Westervelt & Mackay, New York, USA for Chamberlain & Phelps, New York.  She was launched on 20 Jun 1851.

On Jan 11 1866 the Hornet sailed from New York for San Francisco via Cape Horn under command of Captain Josiah A. Mitchell, with a cargo of candles and oil in cases and barrels.  On 3 May 1866, off the coast of South America, the ship caught fire and sank.  The crew left the ship in three boats.  On 15 Jun 1866 one longboat  with the captain and fourteen men reached the Island of Hawaii some 4000 miles from where the Hornet sank, the two other boats were never heard of again.

Further information on this ship can be found in the following links:

August 12, 1853 Clippers Flying Cloud and Hornet
The Saga of the Clipper Ship «Hornet»