Memorial: M5533

Statue in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire commemorating Captain James Cook RN d. 1779

Location

High Green, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'JAMES COOK / who lived in Great Ayton / between 1736 and 1745 / later became / Captain James Cook R.N. F.R.S. / Famous Navigator'

Details

Description: James Cook as a boy of 16.


Type: Statue
Materials: Bronze, sandstone
Date Erected: 12/5/1997
Artists: Nicholas Dimbleby

People

Cook, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: http://en.wikipedia.org; Cliff Thornton 'Captain Cook in Cleveland' pp. 62-63.