William was a merchant vessel built in France in 1770 or 1771. From 1791 she made numerous voyages as a whaler in the southern whale fishery. She also made one voyage in 1793 transporting supplies from England to Australia. She then resumed whaling, continuing until 1809.

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History
Great Britain
NameWilliam
Launched1770, France[1]
FateLast listed in the Register of Shipping in 1809
General characteristics
Tons burthen302,[2] or 305 (bm)
Complement28[2]
Armament
  • 1801:12 × 6-pounder guns + 2 × swivel guns[2]
  • 1802: 2 × 9-pounder + 8 × 4-pounder guns[3]
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