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Bark Endeavour replica | Australian National Maritime Museum
HM Bark Endeavour replica at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia.
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Bark Endeavour replica | Australian National Maritime Museum
HM Bark Endeavour Replica, Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
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The HM Bark Endeavour replica (also known as HMB Endeavour) is a 20th century recreation of the HMS Endeavour commanded by Lieutenant James Cook when he discovered the eastern coast of Australia on his 1768-71 voyage. The wooden ship was built using traditional shipbuilding techniques and materials, and is constructed with Jarrah on the hull and keel, and oregon pine above. The mainmast is 39 m tall, and total sail area is around 930 square metres. The ship is based at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, where she can be visited by the public when in port. The ship can also be hired for parties and special events. Endeavour can carry 16 professional crew, and 36 amateur crew.

Endeavour sails on trips along the Australian coast, and also sails on longer overseas trips.

Work on building the Endeavour replica began in 1988 and the ship was launched in 1993 and completed in 1994. In 1995, she retraced Cook's voyage along eastern Australia. She has sailed around the world and visited many countries including New Zealand, South Africa, United States and United Kingdom as well as numerous Pacific islands. The ship has opened as a museum in over 100 ports. In 2011, the Bark Endeavour commenced a 12 month long circumnavigation of Australia visiting fifteen ports.

Ship Summary
Operator:Australian National Maritime Museum
Built by:Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, Western Australia
Date Completed:1994
Gross Tonnage:397
Length:33.3 m (overall)
Width:8.89 m
Crew:16 professional crew, 36 amateur crew.