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The "Endeavour"

Tags: craft | sailing schooner

An unimposing coal carrier operating between England and Scandinavia , the Endeavour was purchased by the British Admiralty and placed under the command of Captain James Cook. From 1768 until 1780 Endeavour was used to execute the first geographically precise survey of the South and North Pacific. In the process Cook acquired New Zealand and Australia for the British Empire.


Text and images are provided by Tamkang University Maritime Museum