Refitting ship bound for Whitby is no small endeavour

A four-week-long refurbishment of the the Endeavour replica bound for Whitby has started, ahead of the vessel's arrival in summer.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 12:26 pm
HM Bark Endeavour in the dry dock. Picture by Charlotte Graham of CAG photography.

She will spend around a month in a dry dock on Teesside as work continues to make her seaworthy ahead of the voyage down the coast to Whitby.

Built with a steel frame, unlike the seagoing wooden replica that drew crowds to Whitby in 2002, it had been based at Stockton for many years.

It will ultimately be transformed into a family-friendly attraction based in Whitby harbour.

The work, by A&P Group, ship repair and conversion specialists, includes renewing the steel work, modifying the doors and repainting the hull.