HMS Endeavour Wooden Tall Ship Model Limited Edition



30" Long x 9" Wide x 24" High (1:58 scale)

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Bedecked with historically accurate features, these museum-quality Limited Edition scale replica HMS Endeavour model tall ships are built with the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail. As the vessel commanded by Captain James Cook during his famous explorations of Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific, HMS Endeavour holds a proud place in British history. Now this Limited Edition tall ships model can display her historical patriotism and indomitable spirit while inhabiting a similarly proud position in your office, home or meeting room. 

30" Long x 9" Wide x 24" High (1:58 scale)

  • Built from scratch by master artisans
  • Museum Quality features not available in other tall ships models under $3,000 or any kitIndividual wooden planks used in hull construction
    • Exquisite detail of deck features, cannon carriages, painting and other features
  • Gun ports actually cut into the hull
  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
  • Elaborate rigging features more than 100 blocks and deadeyes
  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual HMS Endeavour 
  • Amazing Details, including:Limited production run only 50 of this model tall ship
    • Intricately carved hand-painted embellishments, scrollwork and stern window panes
    • Planked deck with nail holes
    • Authentic scale lifeboats with oars
    • Cannonball racks, buckets, barrels, rope coils and other nautical items adorn decks
    • Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
    • Solid brass cannons, swivel-guns and metal anchors
    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
  • Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
  • Wooden display base features four arched dolphinsExtensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
    • Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)

Historical Note:

In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook, Royal Navy, set sail on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of exploration and scientific investigation and through his journeys, Cook is considered to be one of the greatest explorers.

In 1770 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 andIndonesia. During the four months voyage along the coast Cook charted the coastline from Victoria to Queenslandand proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain.

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, 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).

Cook's 1768-1771 voyages in HMS 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

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