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A number of sailing ships have been named Friendship:
- Friendship - a ketch launched in 1705 for the Bengal Pilot service.
- Friendship (1784), a 278 ton (bm)brig built in Scarborough in 1784, that transported convicts to Botany Bay in 1788, as part of the First Fleet. She was scuttled in 1788.
- Friendship (1793), a 430 ton (bm) ship built in London in 1793, that transported convicts to Sydney in 1800 and 1818, and that twice performed voyages for the British East India Company (EIC).
- Friendship (c.1796) was a ship of 339 tons (bm), whose master, Thomas Black, received a letter of marque on 16 February 1796. She had a crew of 20 and was nominally armed with ten 12-pounder guns and two swivel guns. She left Portsmouth on 23 February 1796, bound for Bengal. She reached São Tiago on 5 April, - 28 May Simons Bay on 28 May, and the Cape on 13 June. On 27 October the French privateer Aventure captured her and placed her crew on the American ship Henry. The capture took place at as Friendship was sailing back to England from the Cape; her captor sent Friendship towards France. On 4 November HMS Cerberus recaptured Friendship and sent her into Plymouth.
- Friendship (1797), an East Indiaman.
- Friendship (1824), a schooner of 120 tons (bm), built at Barnstaple for White & Co. (Van Dieman's Land Co.).
Citations and references
- Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
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