Earlier Naval Service
Patrick McTernan was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 8 October 1811. He was appointed Surgeon to the Eden in 1822 .
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on four convict ship voyages to Australia:
in 1827 to New South Wales;
Manlius to Van Diemen's Land in 1828;
Katherine Stewart Forbes
in 1832 to New South Wales.
737 prisoners arrived in Australia under his care and only four men were lost overall.
 The Morning Chronicle 3 October 1822