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Friendship (ship)

A number of sailing ships have been named Friendship:

  • Friendship – a ketch launched in 1705 for the Bengal Pilot service.[1]
  • Friendship – a brigantine owned by Roger Gregory of Virginia, wrecked off Portugal in 1770
  • Friendship (1784 ship), 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.[2]
  • Friendship – a schooner built at Ipswich, Massachusetts, registered at Salem in 1789 to Asa Smith
  • Friendship (1793 ship), 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, a brigantine of Salem, Massachusetts, of 164 tons, registered at Salem 1794 to Hodges & Nichols
  • Friendship, a schooner of Beverly, Massachusetts, of 111 tons, registered at Salem in 1795 to Woodbury & Haskell
  • Friendship, an East Indiaman at Salem, Massachusetts, and launched in 1797; HMS Rosamond captured her in 1812 as she returned from Russia.[3]
  • Friendship (1824), a schooner of 120 tons (bm), built at Barnstaple for White & Co. (Van Dieman's Land Co.).[4]
  • Friendship, brigantine, Beverly, 157 tons registered at Salem in 1799 to Lovett, Leach & Kilham
  • Friendship, schooner, Scarborough, Maine, 61 tons registered at Salem in 1801 to Hathorn & Pope
  • FriendShip, sloop, Thomaston, Maine, 82 tons registered at Salem in 1808 to Porter & Marshall
  • Friendship, schooner, place of construction unknown, 47 tons, registered at Salem in 1815 to Edward Richardson
  • Friendship, ship, of Portland, Maine, 366 tons, registered at Salem in 1816 to Waite and Pierce. This was the Friendship that Malay pirates captured in 1813 at Quallah Battoo.[5]

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  1. ^ Hackman (2001), p.331.
  2. ^ Hitchings, Frank A. Ship Registers of the District of Salem and Beverly, 1799–1900 Continued, The Essex Institute Historical Collections, Salem: Essex Institute, 1904, 194–5.
  3. ^ Ibid.
  4. ^ Hackman (2001), p. 278.
  5. ^ Hitchings, Frank A. Ship's Registers of the District of Salem and Beverly, Essex Institute, Salem, Essex Institute, 1905, 194–5.


  • Hackman, Rowan (2001) Ships of the East India Company. (Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society). ISBN 0-905617-96-7