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please advise what is the difference between HMS RESOLUTION and HMS ENDEAVOUR ( build and shape etc ) cheers bob
Cliff Thornton
Bob, both ships were Whitby-built colliers, originally designed for carrying coal. They were both 3 masted, with square sails, and bluff bows. There are slight differences in the dimensions of their hulls and their masts. But the biggest difference between them is that Endeavour did not have a figurehead, whereas Resolution had one. It was the lack of a figurehead that resulted in the Governor of Rio de Janeiro suspecting that Endeavour was not a ship of the Royal Navy, as Cook had told him. So it was decided to add a figurehead to all three of Cook's subserquent ships. Please let me know if you are looking for differences in some other features.