STS Young Endeavour

STS Young Endeavour arrives in Cape Town to complete Voyage 7 of the 2015 World Voyage.
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander
Type Sail Training Ship
Launched 2 June 1987
Builder Brooke Marine Ltd
Displacement
  • 239 tonnes
Length (overall) 44 metres
Beam 7.8 metres
Draught 4.0 metres
Main Machinery
  • 2 x Perkins V8 M200 TI diesel engines, 165 hp (123 kW) each
Speed (under sail) 14 knots
Company 10 crew plus 24 youth crew
STS Young Endeavour ship's badge

STS Young Endeavour is Australia's sail training flagship. Young Endeavour to the people of Australia by the British government in 1988, as a gift to celebrate Australia's bicentenary.

Although operated by the Royal Australian Navy, Young Endeavour is primarily used to provide sail training to Australian youth through the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.

Up to 24 young Australians embark on each voyage and participate in the internationally recognised program, delivered by the Navy staff crew. Since 1988, over 13,000 young Australians have participated in the program, which develops teamwork, leadership, communication, resilience and instils a sense of community responsibility.



Image courtesy of Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
Image courtesy of Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
STS Young Endeavour underway off the east coast of NSW as she makes her way back to her home port of Sydney.
STS Young Endeavour underway off the east coast of NSW as she makes her way back to her home port of Sydney.