The Clyde was built at Greenock in 1819. Convicts were transported to Australia on the Clyde in 1830 (VDL), 1832 (NSW) and 1838 (NSW).
Crimes committed by the convicts of the Clyde included various forms of stealing, assault, picking pockets, manslaughter, highway robbery, house robbery, stealing sheep, coining, perjury, arson, rape, arson, forgery and sacrilege; there were also twenty men who had been Court-martialled at the Cape of Good Hope. Five men were convicted of whiteboy crimes in Ireland....
David Burke for stealing firearms
John Lynn for administering unlawful oaths
John Molloy for stealing firearms and manslaughter
Patrick Ryan having stolen firearms in his possession
Owen Smith for riot and assault.
The youngest prisoners were Charles Bankes, errand boy age 14; George Hurley, errand boy age 14; and George McFaddyn, errand boy aged 13.
Cabin passengers included Lieutenant Islam of the 51st regiment and Lieutenant Mortimer/Morton 21st regiment and Mr. Churton. Steerage passengers included 3 free settlers from Ireland
The military guard consisted of 29 rank and file of the 21st, 50th, 51st and 80th regiments.
The Clyde departed Dublin 11 May 1838 with 216 prisoners.
Surgeon John Smith
John Smith kept a Medical Journal from 24th April to 15 September 1838. He reported that the convicts were mostly young and healthy. Health during the voyage was good and there were no cases of any great importance. Changes of temperature produced diarrhoea and catarrh but they were mild and of short duration. There was one birth, retention of the placenta requiring manual assistance and there had been convulsions and delirium but recovery was speedy and perfect.
Cape of Good Hope
Scurvy began to appear in the less healthy as they approached the Cape of Good Hope and they called at Simon's Town on the 21 July and took on an additional 20 convicts, all military men in good health; and fresh provisions, including live sheep. 
They stayed 7 days at the Cape and the health and spirits of the people were greatly improved. They were given a considerable quantity of potatoes and the surgeon was convinced that 'this liberality of the Government contributed greatly to our good health'. No cocoa was issued but the allowance of oatmeal was sufficient. They departed the Cape on 28th July 1838. 
The men were well-behaved and were encouraged to dance and march around to the music of the flute. The decks were seldom wetted and afterwards were always dried by stove and windsails. Chloride of lime was freely used and every means taken to keep the decks clean and dry. They made King's Island on 1st September and spoke the Camden brig in the Straits, bound to Sydney. 
By the time the Clyde arrived in Port Jackson on 10 September 1838, the men's clothing was in very bad condition and the surgeon remarked that 'the people were all in tatters'. 
There had been no deaths on the voyage out, however James Durkan from Co. Mayo died in Sydney General hospital on 19 October 1838.
Departure from the Colony
The Clyde departed Sydney bound for Java on 9th October 1838.