In 1802, the Calcutta was engaged to convey convicts and settlers to a new settlement at Port Phillip. The convicts to be embarked on the Calcutta came from districts throughout England - Somerset, London, Hertford, Kent, Shropshire, Warwick, Surrey, Essex etc.
James Hingston Tuckey was first-lieutenant on the Calcutta. He was about twenty six years of age. On his return to England in 1805 he published details of the voyage in An Account of the Voyage to establish a Colony at Port Phillip.