The Fate Of Captain Cook’s Endeavour

Archaeologists are set to reveal plans on Wednesday to confirm if the site of five sunken ships in the United States contains that of HMS Endeavour (replica ship pictured in 1998), the ship sailed by Captain James Cook on his voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand

… a prison hulk in the New World. Click Through Here

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Krakatoa: The Diary of Captain Lindeman

Capt. Johan Lindeman piloted the ship Governor General Loudon through the Sunda Strait as Krakatoa erupted in 1883. The ship, operated by the Netherlands Indies Steamship Company as a mail steamer and excursion vessel, was based at Batavia.

This account from the captain begins after the ship docked at Anjer at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26, headed for Telok Betong. A few quotes in the summary of events have been taken from accounts written by a member of the ship’s crew and a passenger.

Capt. Johan Lindeman

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