While the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships which began their lives as merchant ships. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these ships and the people who sailed in them.
Author: Stephen Baines
Publisher: The History Press
While the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships which began their lives as merchant ships. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these ships and the people who sailed in them. In placing these ships and people in the personal, political, social, financial, scientific and religious contexts of their times, this book provides a readable and comprehensible account of the long Eighteenth Century. Often using contemporary sources, this gripping account fills a gap in Cook history and attempts to catch something of that exciting, violent, gossipy but largely untaught and unknown period through which these vessels and their people sailed literally and figuratively between the old world and the new.
Therefore he was not an ordinary pressed sailor , As it is very well known that Captain Palliser took an active share in whatever ... As many as eight thousand
French prisoners , with three hundred merchant ships , were captured in those
Author: Charles Abbott (Baron Tenterden)Publish On: 1881
1 . defendant , a captain in the Royal Navy , agreed to enter on board his ship as captain's cook , the defendant undertaking to pay him wages over and above the
government pay , to which the rating would entitle him . The plaintiff having ...
If he should find Isle Grande , he was instructed to examine whether it affords any
safe and commodious harbour ; what conveniences it affords for a settlement ,
supposing the whale - fishery were to induce French merchant - ships to visit the
When James Cook enlisted as a common sailor in the Eagle , a ship of the line of
sixty guns , his superior , Captain Hamer , and then , a few ... one or more Mates ,
who were frequently drawn , as in Cook ' s case , from the Merchant Service .
Author: Charles Abbott (Baron Tenterden)Publish On: 1844
If a mariner quit the ship with leave of the master , and when ordered to return
refuse to do so , his wages are forfeited ( c ) . ... The captain's cook , who had
signed these articles , brought an action hended in the 7th section , or the 9th , to
10d . ; third class , than he would have been entitled to as Engineer . memory of Captain Cook at Karakakoa :£ 8 8s . ... are very numerous apertures , or small
Chief Engineers value of the merchant ship in active , offensive , and defensive
Yet he declined the chance to captain his own ship . That we know . The reasons
why , as so often with Cook , remain his secret . Compared to merchant ship
service , the navy was regarded as far harder duty . The eminent Dr . Samuel ...
Author: Dorothy Hoobler
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Follows the career of the British navigator and explorer whose three famous voyages resulted in the accurate mapping of much of the South Pacific.
from Captain Cook's voyages are to be confined. ... It was known in general, that
the Asiatic nation, called Malayans, possessed, in former times, much the
greatest trade in the Indies; and that they frequented, with their merchant ships,
not only ...
Author: A. Kippis
Reproduction of the original: Narratives of the Voyages Round the World, Performed By Captain James Cook by A. Kippis
There are well - known cases of merchant skippers appointed to command war ships as late as the end of the seventeenth century . Captain Cook is an example
of a man who worked his way to command through the rank of sailing - master ...
The two ships were ordered to be got in readiness coveries there . ... Indeed , Captain Cook sailed with greater be lost , to continue his voyage in the Adventure
... a young officer , to act strict subordination , he conciliated the affections of all
house of Mr . Loughnans , a wealthy English merchant , in the room of Mr . Hicks .
A year later Cook went, or ran away, to sea, shipping at Whitby on board the
Freelove, a collier belonging to the ... All details of Cook's life during his thirteen
years in the merchant service are lost : what voyages he made, how he fared, ...
Author: James Cook
Den engelske opdagelsesrejsende James Cooks (1728-1779) dagbog fra hans første rejse til Sydhavet
Shipping , with perhaps a collier in the foreground , in a calm off Flamborough
Head . The seven - mile long promontory , just south of Whitby , was a natural
confluence for North Sea merchant ships making their way up and down the East
Author: John Robson
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
The ultimate reference work on Britain's greatest navigator and explorer. The book aims to provide answers on all aspects of the life and voyages of Captain James Cook, and the people, places, events and ships associated with the great explorer.
At this time His Majesty's ships carried , in addition to the Captain and
Lieutenants , a Master , or Sailing Master , and one or more Mates , who were
frequently drawn , as in Cook's case , from the Merchant Service . Their function
was primarily ...
As a Master ' s Mate in the Royal Navy it was Cook ' s duty to work out the
position of the ship at sea , and to give orders to ... In those days merchant ships
were almost as heavily armed as the ships of war , and when the “ Eagle ” met
with the ...
161 It was Captain Cook ' s unquestioned merit , then , that gave him a foremost
place among the promoters of sanitary ... Lemonjuice , though recommended by
Woodall , and actually supplied to merchant ships as early as 1617 , was not ...
Including Captain Furneaux's Journal ... James Cook ... Tiler , the bar or lever
employed to turn the rudder in steering , Timbers , the ribs of a ship . Transoms ,
certain ... Windlass , a machine used in merchant ships to heave up the VOL .
Author: William Henry Giles KingstonPublish On: 1870
Cook ' s training in the merchant service had given him some useful notions with
regard to mercantile principles , and in ... the captain ' s mind was relieved with
regard to her , he still feared that some disaster had cccurred to another vessel ...
Endeavour, one of the most popular of all modelmaking subjects, is a fitting subject for this series.
Author: Karl Heinz Marquardt
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
Endeavour, one of the most popular of all modelmaking subjects, is a fitting subject for this series. Originally the merchant ship Earl of Pembroke, she was converted by the Royal Navy to an exploration ship to carry Cook on his famous voyage.This revised edition comes complete with a large-scale fold-out plan.
... possessed , in former times , much the greatest trade in the Indies ; and that
they frequented , with their merchant ships ... other ' s existence — is an historical
fact , that , before Captain Cook ' s voyages , could be but very imperfectly known