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HMS Endeavour.

HMS Endeavour.
Model of the Endeavour.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D3358_5
Description: The ship on Cook's first voyage, 1768-71, was a Whitby-built collier called the 'Earl of Pembroke'. The ship was chosen for its strong construction and large carrying capacity. After being fitted out for the voyage at Deptford in 1768 it was renamed the 'Endeavour'. It carried square sails on all three masts, in accordance with navy practice. A ship rigged in this way is known as square-rigged or ship-rigged.
Creator: Robert A. Lightley
Date: 1973
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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