On 6 Dec 1868, James Lind arrived in Sydney as an AB Seaman, aboard the ship Western Empire. The Western Empire had berthed in Hobart in Nov 1868, where a number of the crew were charged with, and convicted of mutiny, having assaulted the ship's Master and conveying him to Hobart in chains. On arrival in Sydney, the ship was leaking badly and required extensive repairs. It remained in Sydney for 12 months, before repairs were completed and returned to service.
On 11 Dec 1868, James Lind left the Western Empire and signed on with the Schleswig Bride, which was bound for Bombay, India.
On 5 Jan 1889, James arrived in Sydney aboard the Ravenswood, and transferred to the Dallam Tower, bounf for Java. In February 1889, the I ran aground off the coast of Java, and was totally wrecked. All of the crew safely transferred to shore, with no loss of life.
James is last heard of arriving in Sydney 11 Apr 1894 aboard the Wenryn and transferred to the Firth of Lorne which was bound for Valpairoso, Chile, with a load of coal.