|A full size 'replica' of HM Bark Endeavour at Castlegate Quay in Stockton-on-Tees. (Source)|
I will be following this tale with a great deal of interest. The Daily Mail has an interesting article on the old ship here. She started life in 1764 as the civilian ship Earl of Pembroke and was later acquired by the Royal Navy and renamed Endeavor in 1768.
She went back into civilian service in 1775 but was re-acquired by the Royal Navy for use as a troopship with yet another name, Lord Sandwich. (I always heard it was bad luck to rename a ship. What do I know? I was in the Air Force.)
Eventually she ended her days, as many ships do, at the bottom of the sea. It will be interesting to see what they plan to do with her as she was a well traveled, historical ship.
That's all I've got today, I am under the weather both mentally and physically. But this too shall pass...