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Description HMB Endeavour, also known as HMS Endeavour, was commanded by Captain James Cook on his famous voyage of Australia discovery from 1769 to 1771. HM Bark Endeavour holds a honour position in the maritime history because of its great contributions to the world’s knowledge of seamanship and geography. We are proud to offer the HM Bark Endeavour wooden model ship which can display her legend and indomitable spirit in your office, home or meeting room. Features of the wooden HMB Endeavour model: Overall dimensions of the model are 95cm L x 20cm W x 76cm H, 1:30 Scale This ship model is fully assembled and ready to display (NOT A KIT) Entirely hand built from premium timber with high quality finish Very detailed, accurate replica ship of the actual Captain Cook’s Endeavour ship All parts of decorative fixtures and intricate details are sculpted of metal, NO plastic is used 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 of the real ship This model comes with a solid wood base with name plate and a laminated sheet of the history of HMB Endeavour ship. This model is also available at 75cm long. History 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 Captian 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, Cook charted the coastline from Victoria to Queensland and proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain. Captian 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 James 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 James 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.