Skip to comments.Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]
Posted on 09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT by C19fan
As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship.
A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search.
They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled during the American War of Independence in 1778.
Kathy Abbass, the director of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, told The Telegraph that project leaders believe they know which of the wreckages they have been examining pinpoints the Endeavour.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Well, this should answer the long-debated (/s) question as to whether anyone who wants the steel can lay claim to any of our warships we’ve intentionally scuttled for reef/habitat support.
It’s probably not in good condition now................
1st world problems.
They can have the steel from the atomic tests in the pacific. It glows in the dark!
a little paint will make it what it aint
If it’s in fresh water it may be fully salvageable............
the motor is too rusted-
And foreign made..............
probably chinese engine- who likely stole the patent from America
If she is HMS Endeavour, doesn’t she still belong to Great Britain?
Normally Military shipwrecks belong to the country that commissioned the vessel but the 2004 Sunken Military Craft Act may apply. The question is if the vessel was scuttled was the commission abandoned?
If it's concrete it doesn't glow...:^)
One of the Bikini Atoll atomic test ship is now a breakwater in Powell River, BC. - SS Quartz has a concrete hull.
Row over whether America, Australia, Hawaii or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook’s ship
thre ixed it
You can have it. I’ll take the one in NC that Trump is getting flak over.
Britain scuttled the HMS Endeavour thereby releasing any claim to it. It is in US Water inside the 200, 12, and 3 mile limits.
It would be polite if we relinquished to them, provided the ask nicely and that the British provide a quid pro quo for any historical US items, current or future, that we may be interested in.
Seems that actually finding the Endeavour has been quite a, well, endeavor.
:^D When I read the first of the articles out there on the www, I had to then go out and look up the term HMB. HMS is obviously familiar..
According to Wiki (I know ...) the Navy struck her off the list and she fell under private ownership as the Lord Sandwich. She was hired by the RN during the Revolutionary War as a troop transport. So, if she was not a commissioned Royal Navy ship, what is Britain’s claim?
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