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Is it the Bounty or the Endeavour?
Ships and Harbours
No: 1568   Contributor: Sue Florence   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom
Is it the Bounty or the Endeavour?

I am trying to remember whether this was the Bounty or the Endeavour visiting the Cromarty Firth. Anybody any suggestions?

Trailing her is a boat from Dolphin Ecosse.
Picture added on 29 March 2007
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This is Endeavour Sue.

Added by Ronald Young on 29 March 2007.
thanks ronald, I had to get time of work to see her, so glad I did, beautiful boat.

Added by Sue Florence on 29 March 2007.
That certainly looks like the Endeavour. The bounty had two lights on the stern.

Added by Glenn Kasner on 13 June 2008.
Thanks for capturing the photo, Sue; and the sacrifice, off work - well-worth it. And, you have got her at sea, with the hands aloft, working on the sails.

A good point - I never realized how similar both vessels are. Neither vessel was built as a warship per se: the Royal Navy bought them up, out of trade. Both were ship-rigged (3 masts, square sails set on each) colliers, in the grimy trade of carrying coal to London; shallow-draft and beamy; capable of stowing a large amount of stores, necessary, for the respective long voyages proposed by the Navy.

The "Endeavour" was built in 1764 as the Whitby collier "Earl of Pembroke" ; the "Bounty" in 1784, near Hull, as the collier "Bethia".

To compare today's replicas alongside, would be a bit misleading, as the "Bounty II" was built 1/3 longer, to accommodate the 70 mm cameras of Hollywood, for the movie.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 16 April 2009.
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