Discovery was a small 20-ton ship of the British East India Company. She was the smallest of the three vessels that participated in the voyage that led to the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1602. Afterwards, she took part in six expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage. During the 1610-1611 expedition in the Canadian arctic, the crew of Discovery mutinied, and set their captain Henry Hudson adrift in a small boat. The crew returned on Discovery back to England.
Enterprise was an American schooner launched in 1776. She served as a privateer ship before she was purchased by the Navy. She served as a convoy ship, and guarded the shores against raids by the British in the Chesapeake Bay.