Caldercraft Endeavour


Scale: 1:64
Length: 725mm
Width: 275mm
Height: 590mm

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Caldercraft Endeavour

The HM Bark Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that is famous for being commanded by Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to the Pacific Ocean from 1768 to 1771. The ship was originally named the Earl of Pembroke but was renamed the Endeavour for Cook’s expedition.

The Endeavour was a barque, a type of sailing vessel with a distinctive square rig on the foremast and fore-and-aft sails on the mainmast. It was relatively small compared to other ships of the time, measuring about 106 feet in length.

During Cook’s first voyage, the Endeavour and its crew explored and mapped the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, and several Pacific islands, including Tahiti and New Caledonia. The scientific discoveries and detailed mapping conducted during the voyage greatly expanded European knowledge of the Pacific region.

One of the most significant achievements of the Endeavour voyage was the landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770, where Cook and his crew claimed possession of the land for Great Britain. This event later led to the establishment of the first British penal colony in Australia.

After completing its voyage of discovery, the Endeavour continued to serve in various roles, including as a naval transport and a troop carrier. The ship was eventually decommissioned and sold in 1775.

Today, the legacy of the HM Bark Endeavour lives on through replicas of the ship, maritime museums, and historical commemorations. The Endeavour’s voyage with Captain Cook remains a significant event in maritime history and exploration.

The Caldercraft Endeavour kit includes: CNC cut ply and walnut components throughout; double planking in lime and walnut; etched brass and turned brass fittings; cast decoration; rigging in black and natural; a set of four plank on frame ships boats; full set of detailed construction plans and instructions.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 9 × 3 in


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