Monday, January 18, 2010


Why is it HMB not HMS Endeavour?
The B stands for Bark. In the 18th century, ships were classified by their hull shape. A ship with a flat bow and square stern was called a bark. If the ship didn't fit any category and its captain's rank was lieutenant, this ship was also classified a bark. Cook himself mostly referred to the original ship as "His Britannick Majesty's Bark".
Maritime Museum 2010 program for HMB Endeavour replica.
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