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  • Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy.
  • Cook: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
  • James Cook (born January 7, 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).
  • the naval officer in command of a military ship
  • Be the captain of (a ship, aircraft, or sports team)
  • an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • be the captain of a sports team
  • (ship) transport: transport commercially
  • A vessel larger than a boat for transporting people or goods by sea
  • (ship) a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • Any boat, esp. a racing boat
  • A sailing vessel with a bowsprit and three or more square-rigged masts
  • (ship) hire for work on a ship

Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook British explorer and navigator Date Baptized October 27, 1728 Death February 14, 1779 Place of Birth Marton, Yorkshire Known For Proving that the fabled southern continent of Terra Australis did not exist Charting in great detail the South Pacific Ocean and the North American coastal waters Milestones 1759-1767 Explored the St. Lawrence River and the waters off Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, producing accurate surveys published by the government 1768-1771 Undertook his first voyage to the South Pacific; observed the transit of Venus from Tahiti, and explored the two islands of New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia, which he claimed for Britain and named New South Wales 1771 Upon his return to England, was promoted to commander 1772-1775 Undertook his second expedition to find a supposed southern continent called Terra Australis, and proved it did not exist January 17, 1773 Became the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle in recorded history 1773 Sighted the islands subsequently named the Cook Islands 1774 Discovered several islands, including New Caledonia, and charted the New Hebrides, the Marquesas, and Easter Island 1775 Upon his return to England, was made a fellow of the Royal Society and awarded its Copley Medal for scientific achievement 1776-1779 Undertook a third voyage to search for a Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans 1778 Discovered the Sandwich Islands, later renamed the Hawaiian Islands, and charted the North American coastline as far north as the Bering Strait February 14, 1779 Was killed in the Sandwich Islands during a fight with islanders over the theft of a boat Did You Know Cook's dietary and hygienic precautions kept the members of his expeditions in good health; only one man died during his second voyage. Cook and his men ate carrot marmalade and sauerkraut to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by prolonged vitamin C deficiency. George Vancouver, future explorer of Canada's west coast, and William Bligh, who later survived a mutiny as captain of the British merchant ship Bounty, both served on Cook's expeditions
RRS James Cook
RRS James Cook
The RRS James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). She was built in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin with funds from Britain's NERC and the DTI's Large Scientific Facilities Fund. She is named after Captain James Cook, the British explorer, navigator and cartographer. Her maiden scientific voyage, on 5th March 2007, was to study a hole in the Earth's crust revealing the mantle below. She is seen here on a recent visit to Cape Town moored at Quay 6 of the V&A Waterfront. In the background (just partly visible) at the Passenger Terminal is the lighted up Luxury passenger liner 'Silver Wind'. Unfortunately I had no tripod for this capture. I also had to crop the left hand side quite severely as their was a couple who posed and tried to get into the photo! :-) EXPLORE: JANUARY 15, 2009 - #271

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