Replica HMS Endeavour.

Replica HMS Endeavour.

Postby shipbroker » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:01 am

Well she was built on the Tees!

Up to date info...buyer was a partnership from Whitby,led by local,ex RN,man Andrew Fidler....paid £155,000.

The vessel will be having £750,000 spent on her in repairs and refurbishment prior to arrival in Whitby in the Spring of 2018. The Gazette says this work will be done in Stockton but Radio Tees interview says Middlesbrough.....don't know anything about de-masting/re-masting and logistics of getting her through the Whitewater Lock....but should be fun to watch as there is a kink in the lock!

Andrew Fidler has other experience of Endeavour related participation as he was on the 'Endeavour 90' circumnavigation ...2018 is the 250th Anniversary of Cook setting sail from Portsmouth to see the transit of Venus at Tahiti etc...

It will be used as a tourist attraction and Centre of Learning through Coastal Communities Fund and the NY Moors National Parks.

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Re: Replica HMS Endeavour.

Postby shipbroker » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:43 pm

Apparently the York press advise 2 x 400 tonne cranes are to lift her and load onto a low loader to go to Middlesbrough.

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Re: Replica HMS Endeavour.

Postby shipbroker » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:00 pm

The uplift and move to Dawsons Wharf is believed to be in the order of £250,000.......that's before they get the welding rods out!

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