Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Adventure: HMS Adventure; Collier; ship-rigged; 336 tons; Crew: 81; Whitby, England; 1771

The HMS Adventure was one of two ships, together with HMS Resolution, taking part in James Cook's second voyage to find 'Terra Australis'.
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Adventure Galley: Three-masted Galley; Length: 124 ft; 285 bm tons; Crew: 150; Armament: 34x12pdr; Castle Yard, Deptford, England; 1695

The Adventure Galley was the ship William Kidd set out on in 1696 to capture French and Spanish prizes as an English privateer. Kidd, who ended up being hung as a pirate, is most known for his capture of the Quedah Merchant, laden with expensive textiles, a very rich prize. The Adventure Galley, which was not kept in good order by its crew and captain, sank near the island of Saint Marie off the northeast coast of Madagascar in 1698.
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