National Geographic Endeavour

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National Geographic Endeavour in Skeppsbrokajen, harbour of Stockholm, August 2008
The National Geographic Endeavour in the Skeppsbrokajen harbour of Stockholm, August 2008
Career
Name:Marburg (1966–1982)
Lindmar (1982–1983)
North Star (1983–1989)
Caledonian Star (1989–2001)
Endeavour (2001–2005)
National Geographic Endeavour (2005–)
Owner:Lindblad Expeditions
Port of registry:1966–2011: Nassau,  Bahamas
2011–: Guayaquil,  Ecuador[1]
Builder:Weser Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany
Yard number:917
Laid down:1 October 1965[1]
Launched:26 February 1966
Completed:9 June 1966[1]
Converted:1983
Identification:Call sign: HC5241
IMO number: 6611863
MMSI number: 735058913
Status:In service
General characteristics [1]
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:3,132 GT
1,045 NT
732 DWT
Length:89.17 m (292 ft 7 in)
Beam:14.03 m (46 ft 0 in)
Draft:5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
Depth:9 m (29 ft 6 in)
Decks:6
Ice class:DNV ICE-C
Installed power:2 ×  MaK 8M582AK (2,387 kW)
Propulsion:Single shaft, controllable pitch propeller
Bow thruster
Speed:11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:169 passengers
Crew:64
 
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National Geographic Endeavour in Skeppsbrokajen, harbour of Stockholm, August 2008
The National Geographic Endeavour in the Skeppsbrokajen harbour of Stockholm, August 2008
Career
Name:Marburg (1966–1982)
Lindmar (1982–1983)
North Star (1983–1989)
Caledonian Star (1989–2001)
Endeavour (2001–2005)
National Geographic Endeavour (2005–)
Owner:Lindblad Expeditions
Port of registry:1966–2011: Nassau,  Bahamas
2011–: Guayaquil,  Ecuador[1]
Builder:Weser Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany
Yard number:917
Laid down:1 October 1965[1]
Launched:26 February 1966
Completed:9 June 1966[1]
Converted:1983
Identification:Call sign: HC5241
IMO number: 6611863
MMSI number: 735058913
Status:In service
General characteristics [1]
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:3,132 GT
1,045 NT
732 DWT
Length:89.17 m (292 ft 7 in)
Beam:14.03 m (46 ft 0 in)
Draft:5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
Depth:9 m (29 ft 6 in)
Decks:6
Ice class:DNV ICE-C
Installed power:2 ×  MaK 8M582AK (2,387 kW)
Propulsion:Single shaft, controllable pitch propeller
Bow thruster
Speed:11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:169 passengers
Crew:64

MS National Geographic Endeavour is a small expedition ship operated by Lindblad Expeditions for cruising in remote areas, particularly the polar regions.

Caledonian Star passing through Antarctica's Paradise Bay, February 2001, just days before being hit by a rogue wave

The ship was originally a fishing trawler built in 1966 as Marburg, and converted to carry passengers in 1983. First named North Star, then Caledonian Star, she received her present name in June 2001.

On March 2, 2001, the ship was struck by a 30-metre-high rogue wave while crossing the Drake Passage; the wave smashed the windows of the bridge and ruined the navigation and communications equipment, but did not cripple the ship. She was assisted by the Argentine Navy ocean fleet tug ARA Alferez Sobral and reached Ushuaia three days later.[2]

Other ships operated by Linblad Expeditions are National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Islander, National Geographic Sea Bird, and National Geographic Sea Lion.

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