Ship specifications

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Name Endeavour
Type Ship-rigged Bark
Flag Australia
Owner Australian Government
Management Australian National Maritime Museum
Homeport Sydney, Australia
Keel laid October 1988
Launched 9 December 1993
Commissioned 16 April 1994
Dockyard Mews Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Displacement 550 tonnes
Gross tonnage 397
Hull construction Jarrah below the waterline, oregon above
Length extreme End bowsprit to end stern 143'5" (43.7 m)
Length overall 109'3" (33.3 m)
Length waterline 101'5" (30.92 m)
Beam 29'2" (8.89 m)
Depth in hold 11'4" (3.45 m)
Draught 11'10" (3.6 m)
Sails 27 - 9 square, 8 fore and aft, 10 studding sails
Height of mizzenmast 78'9" (24 m)
Height of mainmast 127'11" (39 m)
Height of foremast 109'10" (33.5 m)
Machinery Two 405-hp, 6-cylinder Caterpillar diesels with 4.5: 1 reduction gear boxes driving 3-bladed, 4 ft diameter controllable-pitch, fully-feathering propellers. Two diesel generators, one for day running and one for overload and night operations. Fuel capacity of 24,600 litres.
Speed Average under engine 5 knots under sail 2.5 knots.
Sea crew - professional 16
Voyaging crew - amateur 36
Supernumeraries - passengers 4
Figurehead None
Carving Stern, quarter badge windows, carrick heads
Employment Sailing museum replica ship
Survey AMSA USL 2A which gives Endeavour an unlimited international range as a sailing cargo ship. Endeavour is not a sail training ship.

Endeavour sail area

Approximately 10,000 sq feet (930 m2)
Bowsprit 1. Spritsail topsail 467 sq ft (43.38 m2)
2. Spritsail 435 sq ft (40.41 m2)
3. Jib 468 sq ft (43.39 m2)
4. Fore top stay sail 384 sq ft (35.67 m2)
Foremast 5. Fore course 840 sq ft (78.04 m2)
6. Fore topsail 989 sq ft (91.87 m2)
7. Fore t'gallant 467 sq ft (43.38 m2)
Between fore and main 8. Main topmast staysail 630 sq ft (58.53 m2)
9. Main t'gallant staysail 450 sq ft (41.8 m2)
10. Main staysail 431 sq ft (40.04 m2)
Mainmast 11. Main course 1197 sq ft (110.74 m2)
12. Main topsail 404 sq ft (37.53 m2)
13. Main t'gallant 519 sq ft (48.22 m2)
Between main and mizzen 14. Mizzen staysail 85 sq ft (7.9 m2)
15. Mizzen topmast staysail 155 sq ft (14.4 m
Mizzenmast 16. Mizzen course (driver) 308 sq ft (28.6 m2)
17. Mizzen topsail 643 sq ft (59.73 m2)