Captain Cook’s Ship HMS Endeavour ‘Found’

News_Capt CookMarine archaeologists say they believe the three-masted bark is among a cluster of wrecks scuttled off Newport Harbour in 1778. Captain Cook mapped lands from the Antipodes to the Americas.

Marine archaeologists in Providence, Rhode Island, believe they may have located the wreckage of Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour. The Endeavour is one of the most famous ships in naval history.

Captain James Cook sailed her to Australia and New Zealand in 1768.

They knew Endeavour was likely to be one of 13 ships scuttled in 1778 by the British navy in order to blockade a channel during the American War of Independence.

But after they uncovered new documents from the National Archives in the UK, the research team were able to narrow down the location of the Endeavour to within a two square mile area of ocean off the coast of Newport harbour.

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