The Borrowdale was a colonial transport vessel. During a routine voyage, the ship was overwhelmed by a Xenomorph outbreak, originating from samples being studied by the Weyland-Yutani science team on board. The incident led to the death of most of the crew, while the ship itself was destroyed by members of the science team in an effort to contain the creatures.
- The Borrowdale was named after a real-life merchant ship, part of the convoy that established the first British colony in Australia. This is referenced in the crew patch created for the film, which features the Southern Cross constellation, as well as the date 1788, which was when the real Borrowdale landed in Botany Bay.