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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), was a three-decker merchantman launched in 1793. She made three voyages for the British East India Company (EIC). During her first voyage, in 1796, a French privateer captured her, but the Royal Navy recaptured her. On the second, in 1799, she transported convicts from Ireland to Australia. She made a second voyage transporting convicts in 1817-18. On her way back she was broken up in 1819 at Mauritius after having been found unseaworthy.
- Friendship, an East Indiaman built at Salem, Massachusetts, and launched in 1797; the British captured her in 1812.
- Friendship (1824), a schooner of 120 tons (bm), built at Barnstaple for White & Co. (Van Dieman's Land Co.).
- Friendship of Salem, a replica built in 2000 of the 1797 East Indiaman above
- HMS Friendship, the name of five vessels of the Royal Navy.
Citations and references
- Hackman (2001), p.331.
- Hackman (2001), p. 278.
- Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7
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