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A mysterious shipwreck on the floor of Newport Harbor, this is supposed to be the famous HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook sailed when he discovered Australia. Marine archaeologists are stepping up their efforts, in order to confirm that the wreck is indeed the Cook’s historic ship.
The Endeavour was renamed Lord Sandwich, one of the 13 ships sunk in Newport Harbor in 1778, according to the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP). The Lord Sandwich and was used to transport troops during the American revolutionary war, and was sunk in the days leading up to the Battle of Rhode Island.
RIMAP newly released images and the 3D scanning data of the wreck site, in a report on her in a dive on the site this year. “The excavation is exposed to the artefacts and ship’s structure, in order to confirm that the site is located in an 18th-century ship,” the organization said in a statement. “The site is exposed artifacts and specimens, including those of the parties, as well as other species of wood, glass shards, bits of leather, textiles, glass, ceramics and samples of the coal, and charcoal, and the ballast and they worked stone, including a gun flint.”
CAPTAIN COOK’S SHIP THE ENDEAVOUR ” HAS BEEN FOUND IN NEWPORT HARBOR
However, there is more work to be done to definitively confirm that the wreckage of the historic ship.
Marine archaeologists have been excavating the wreck site.
(Photo by allen international order © RIMAP 2019)
“Even though this site is still promising, there is still no hard evidence that it is in the Endeavour,” RIMAP he said. “But more importantly, there is nothing to say that it was one of the ships that was part of the Star fleet of transports and victuallers [of provisions to ships that were scuttled in the area, in Newport’s outer harbour in 1778.”
Samples of the wreckage from the site shall be subject to the test in RIMAP’s lab at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. The analysis of the samples are the proof that is required in order to prove that this site was the Lord Sandwich ex Endeavour,” said RIMAP.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH SHIP, THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN WAS DISCOVERED,
LiveScience reports that the samples are from the keel of the ship was revealed that the elm wood has been used in the construction industry. Elm wood was also used in the Endeavour’s keel, according to the news outlet.
A 3D-scan of the exposed wood at the wreck site. (Photo by James Hunter et al. © RIMAP 2019)
Built in Yorkshire, in the north of England, and the Endeavour, a barque, or three-masted sailing ship.
RIMAP is using a grant from the Australian National Maritime Museum to find the documents in London, which is the identification of groups of vessels in the 13-vessel fleet, the group has been sunk it.
THE REMAINS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, A FRIGATE WAS DISCOVERED ON THE BRITISH COAST
In a recent archaeological excavation of the site, the archaeologists were able to shed new light on how the ships in the fleet out of the action. “In the past the presumption was that the holes that were cut into their bottom in order for the ship to sink, but there’s no historical evidence was discovered in order to describe the details of the event,” RIMAP said in a statement.
The non-profit organization, and went on: “However, with the current excavation activities in the vicinity of the keel, it has been found that a hole in the bottom, which suggests that the location of the holes was also a part of the decision making process, such as the sinking of the ships in the most efficient manner. That’s the kind of detail that enhances the understanding of how these ships were to be managed, and it is an important contribution to the maritime archaeology of the maritime history of the survey, as well.”
As a part of the ship, the rigging has been exposed.
RIMAP is noted that, in addition to their famous voyages of discovery, and her subsequent role as a troop transport, and the Endeavour/Lord Sandwich was used as a prison ship during the Revolutionary War.
The Revolutionary War, though his grasp of attention in the last couple of years. The wreck of a British ship, was destroyed during the siege of Yorktown in 1781 was discovered in Virginia earlier this year.
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA SHIP UNEARTHED AT THE VIRGINIA SITE
Experts from JRS Reconnaissance spotted the wreckage, which is believed to be the armed transport ship, the ‘Shipwright,’ at the York River, in the month of June.
That part of a vessel’s head to the wreck site. (Photo by allen international order © RIMAP 2019)
Last year, the remains of the famous Revolutionary War frigate, USS Bonhomme Richard, was discovered off the coast of the united kingdom for more than 200 years after it sank, after a battle at sea.
Also in 2018, with a Nor’easter is discovered in the remains of a Revolutionary War-era ship, on a beach in Maine.
2 CENTURIES, SHIPS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED AT ALEXANDRIA BY THE WATERFRONT
The members of the crew are sitting at the top of the mast of a replica of the famous 18th century ship The Endeavour in Botany Bay in the photo file.
In 2015, a Revolutionary War-era ship was found at a construction site in Alexandria, Va.
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As a 22-gun British warship that sank during the American Revolution and is regarded as one of the “Holy Grail” of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes region, was discovered at the bottom of Lake Ontario, in 2008.
Fox News’ Dr. Lam and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers