The Final Resting Place of the Lord Sandwich (or HMS Endeavour)

A replica of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour John Redman / AP

By the time it was lost, HMS Endeavour had been conscripted into the American Revolutionary War and renamed. Years before, the British explorer Captain James Cook had sailed the 100-foot oak ship on his first voyage to Australia.

After Cook’s first voyage, the Endeavour was largely forgotten. While searching for Australia, Cook wrecked the ship into a coral reef, so upon return to England, workers at a dockyard refitted it...

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