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 Streit um Captains Cook Endeavour  infographic
Grafik zeigt eine Karte, auf der australische Forscher glauben, die Endeavour gefunden zu haben sowwie Chronik des Schiffs von Britannien nach Australien in 1768.


Streit um Fundort von Captain Cooks Endeavour

By Jordi Bou

February 4, 2022 - Ansprüche zur Identifizierung des Schiffs, mit dem der britischeForscher Captain Cook 1768 nach Australien auf seiner ersten forschungsreise gesegelt ist, führt zu einer Auseinandersetzung zwischen US und australischen Experten.

The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) claims that the wreck known as RI 2394 in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island, belongs to the Endeavour. But the U.S. partners from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) say claim is “premature” and a “breach of contract”.

The Australian museum says the structural details and shape of the remains “closely match” historic plans of Endeavour and that its timber samples strongly suggested it was built in Europe and not America. But the RIMAP says that “many unanswered questions” remained.

The British-built coal ship famously landed in eastern Australia in 1770.

The Endeavour, then known as Lord Sandwich II, was sunk in 1778 with 12 other ships off Rhode Island, U.S., but no-one was sure where.

PUBLISHED: 07/02/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Painting by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, National Maritime Museum