Ship model James Cook's HMS Endeavour of 1768

 

Ship model HMS Endeavour of 1768

 

 

Scale 1 : 50, length 85 cm, width 32 cm, height 79 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!


James Cook and his ship ENDEAVOUR

 
The ENDEAVOUR became famous as the expedition ship of James Cook on his first voyage. He set sail on 25 August 1768 from Plymouth to his study of the South Seas. On that journey he went to Tahiti, Tubuai and other islands, then to New Zealand, the northeast coast of Australia, and finally to Batavia. Via the Cape of Good Hope he returned to England, where he could throw anchors in the Downs on 12 July 1771.

In Wikipedia there are two fine articles on James Cook and his ship ENDEAVOUR.

 
The HMS ENDEAVOUR model, photos, description and dimensions

 

The ship model is based on a kit but was built in details to plans of Karl-Heinz Marquardt and the pictures of the replica that sailed around the world. It was made without sails to allow for a better view on the impressive rigging. The carvings were expertly done.

 
More photos: Several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

 

This model of HMS ENDEAVOUR is a beautiful, very detailed piece of work.
The ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 85 cm, width 32 cm, height 79 cm. The name plate on the stand is fixed by double-sided adhesive tape and can be taken away.

This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.