Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for any reference to: collier
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'.
Endeavour: HMS Endeavour; Collier; ship-rigged; 369 tons; Crew: 94; Armament: 10x4pdr, 8xswivel guns; Whitby, England; 1764

The HMS Endeavour was originally named Earl of Pembroke and was the ship used by James Cook on his first voyage to find 'Terra Australis'. There is some controversy over whether or not her mizzenmast was as short as often assumed. HMS Endeavour finished her career in 1790, in French service as La Liberté.

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HMS Endeavour
Resolution: HMS Resolution; Collier; ship-rigged; 461 tons; Crew: 112; Armament: 12x6pdr, 12xswivel guns; Whitby, England; 1770

The HMS Resolution was one of two ships, the other being HMS Adventure, that took part in James Cook's second voyage to find 'Terra Australis'.
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