Took the rug rat down to Fremantle today to watch Her Majesty's Bark Endeavor return home after 12 years. The replica was built here but now lives in Sydney. The Endeavor was the ship that claimed Australia for the British Empire. After her voyage to Australia she was used to transport British troops to the American colonies during the American War of Independence. She was scuttled at the entrance of Newport Harbour in the US in an effort to deny access to the port by a fleet of French ships arriving with French troops.