The Calabar was a wooden ship of 754 tons which sailed from Southampton, under the control of Captain David Moodie, on 4th May 1853, arriving in Port Adelaide on 1st Aug 1853.

There were six births during the voyage and eleven deaths; one adult and ten children.  "A few of the children  are said to be still subject to hooping-cough (sic); other-wise the emigrants appear to be healthy, and the clean condition of the ship reflects great credit upon all concerned."  From the "South Australian Register 2 August 1853, p 2

Ancestors who came on the Calabar were Richard Veal, his wife Eliza (nee Matthews) and their son Richard.