ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FRIENDSHIP
Construction
WOOD
Type
HERMAPHRODITE
Date
1825
Description
Date of Build/Launch: 1 April 1825
Vessel built by Rob & Peter Matheson
Master Wm. Beedie

Description: 1 deck, 2 masts, hermaphrodite rigged, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, female bust figurehead.
Subscribing Owners in 1825: Andrew Phillips, 8 shares; Neil Smith Snr, 4 shares; Merchants. William Beedie, Shipmaster, 8 shares.
Other Owners: James Mork, Shipmaster, 8 shares; James Morrice, Shipmaster, 8 shares; Neil Smith Jnr, 4 shares; Thomas Bow, 4 shares; John McDonald, 4 shares; all Merchants. John Gall, Wood Merchant, 8 shares; James Smith, Seedsman, 4 shares; Alexander Walker, Ironmonger, 4 shares.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping 1825 (No. 47) (Aberdeen City Archives))

1827: Master W. Beedie; Owner Bedwell; Voyage London - Tonning?
1828-1833: Master W. Beedie; Owner Bedwell; Voyage Dublin - Riga
1839: No trace
(Source: Lloyd's Register of Shipping)

Shipbuilder
R & P Mathieson
Dimensions
length 68' x breadth 20' 9 1/4" x depth 11'10"
gross tonnage 125 tons

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