Friendship

Ship size length: 22.9 metres (75 feet); width: 7 metres (23 feet); weight: 282 tonnes (278 tons)
Ship carried 77 male, 20 female convicts, 44 marines and approximately 24 crew
Ship arrived 19 January 1788
Ship left 14 July 1788 (along with Alexander, Borrowdale and Prince of Wales). and Alexander sailed out of Sydney Cove on 14 July 1788. On the return voyage scurvy took a terrible toll on Friendship’s crew, leaving the ship with insufficient men to sail her. Friendship was abandoned and deliberately sunk in Makassar Strait, off the coast of Borneo. Her surviving crew and supplies were transferred to Alexander.

Museum of Sydney Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Model © Lynne and Laurie Hadley, photo © Jamie North for Sydney Living Museums. The SLM Foundation financially supported the acquisition of this set of First Fleet ships.

Friendship

Museum of Sydney Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Model © Lynne and Laurie Hadley, photo © Jamie North for Sydney Living Museums. The SLM Foundation financially supported the acquisition of this set of First Fleet ships.

Friendship

Convict transport