HMB Endeavour 75cm – Free shipping
HM Bark Endeavour, also known as HMS Endeavour, was commanded by Captain James Cook on his famous voyage of Australia discovery from 1769 to 1771. HMB Endeavour holds a honour position in the maritime history because of its great contributions to the world’s knowledge of seamanship and geography. Seacraft Gallery is now proud to offer the HMB Endeavour wooden model ship which can display her legend and indomitable spirit in your office, home or meeting room.
Features of the handmade HMB Endeavour replica:
- Overall dimensions of the model are 75cm L x 19cm W x 65cm H 1:40 Scale
- This model is handcrafted from wood at museum quality and ready to display (NOT A KIT)
- High quality wood and metal fittings are used, NO PLASTIC is used
- Very detailed with cannons, musket, anchors, decorative fixtures and intricate pieces are sculpted of metal
- Gun ports are actually cut into the hull
- Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
- Realistic lifeboats with oars and numerous other deck features
- Sails are handmade of fine linen and rigging lines vary in texture
- This replica is handcrafted according to scale through original plans and pictures.
- This model comes with a solid wood base, a name plate and the history of the HMB Endeavour.
This model is also available at 95cm.
In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook, Royal Navy, set sail on HMB Endeavour on a voyage of exploration and scientific investigation and through his journeys, Captain Cook is considered to be one of the greatest explorers.
In 1770 Captain Cook reached New Zealand where he circumnavigated and completely charted the north and south islands before continuing west. In April, he sighted the east coast of Australia and sailed north along the coast before anchoring in what he named Botany Bay. He then continued north to Cape York and on to Jakarta and Indonesia. During the four months voyage along the coast, he charted the coastline from Victoria to Queensland and proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain.
Captain Cook was the first person to accurately chart a substantial part of the coastline of Australia and to fix the continent in relation to known waters. His explorations of Australia were followed up within a few years by a British expedition to settle the “new” continent. Accordingly, Captain Cook is considered a major figure in Australia’s modern history. Numerous places in Australia, particularly on the east Australian coast and New Zealand, have been named after him or his vessel, and many of the names he gave to parts of the Australian east coast in 1770 are still used (e.g. Cape Tribulation, Botany Bay, the Whitsunday’s).
Captain Cook’s 1768-1771 voyages in HMB Endeavour is also considered to be of general historical importance because of its great contributions to the world’s knowledge of seamanship and navigation, as well as geography. On his voyages, Cook became the first captain to calculate his longitudinal position with accuracy, using a complex mathematical formula developed in the 1760’s. He was also the first to substantially reduce scurvy among his crew, a serious, sometimes fatal result of dietary deficiency on long voyages.