The HMS Supply is a ship steeped in history, having played a significant role in the founding of Australia as part of the First Fleet. Known for its incredible speed and agility, the Supply was a vital part of British naval history and served a long and illustrious commercial career after its service in the Royal Navy came to an end.
Now, you can own a piece of this iconic ship’s legacy with the handcrafted HMS Supply model ship. Every section of this 75cm model ship has been meticulously crafted with attention to detail, bringing the beauty and majesty of the original vessel to life. Whether displayed in a home or office, this exquisite model ship is sure to add a touch of nautical history and become a centerpiece of any room.
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Alongside the HMS Sirius, the HMS Supply played a major role in the colonization of Australia. Under the command of Henry Ball and David Blackburn, the ship played a major role throughout the 1700s as a major ship for transport and in the development of Australia as a whole. She is the fastest ship of the First Fleet, which carried over 1,000 people from Portsmouth, England, to Australia. The 13,000 mile trip was carried out, and eventually arrived on 18th January, 1788. The ship arrived alongside the others, and was captained by Henry Lidgbird Ball. The captain helped to get the ship, and others, into Botany Bay. From there, the ship became a piece of history: it was the first ship to sail into Port Jackson. There, the anchor was dropped at Sydney Cove, and the setting up of Australia was soon to commence.
The HMS Supply was a major part of the overall colony, until it returned to England in late 1971. Upon doing so, the ship was anchored in Portsmouth. It left a major mark on the whole of the settlement of Australia, though, and is a major part of maritime history as a result. While it may not have endured the high-energy excitement of some of the other First Fleet ships, it’s importance in the safe and prosperous colonization of Australia cannot be ignored.