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Ship model HMS Endeavour of 1768  Ship model HMS Endeavour of 1768

HMS Endeavour, the 1768 expedition ship of James Cook


Ship name HMS Endeavour
Scale 1 : 48
Length 98 cm
Width 34 cm
Height 86 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
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History of the Endeavour, James Cook's expedition ship in 1768


The HMS Endeavour became well known when James Cook took her as expedition ship on his first South Sea voyage. He set out on 25 August 1768 from Plymouth to sail to Tahiti, Tubuai and some other islands, then continued to New Zealand, the northeast coast of Australia, and finally reached Batavia. He sailed round Cape of Good Hope into the Atlantic and back to England, anchoring in the Downs on 12 July 1771.

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

In 1993 a replica of the Endeavour has been built in Australia. I took many pictures of that ship when it made a trip to Europe.


The HMS Endeavour model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to plans in the book by Karl Heinz Marquardt, "Endeavour", Delius Klasing 1968, ISBN 3768809102. The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the impressive rigging. There are more pictures, 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 very beautiful, fine piece of work, a masterpiece, built with much care of details.
The ship model is 1 : 48 scale. Length is 98 cm, width 34 cm, height 86 cm.

The ship model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.  


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.

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