Constructo Gjoa Research Vessel with Tools
Amundsen took only six companions with him on the Gjoa Expeditions. The ship set off from Oslo on June 16, 1903 with provisions for three years. The aim was to complete the route through the Northwest Passage and carry out measurements at the magnetic North Pole. Towards the end of the summer they found a natural harbour on King William Island. This bay was a perfect place to shelter and the expedition settled there for two years while it carried out its scientific research. Among other things, they discovered\d that the magnetic north pole is not a fixed point. On August 13, 1905, the Gjoa resumed course westward. After spending the winter trapped in the ice on October 19, 1906 they arrived in San Francisco having crossed the Baffin Sea, the Aleutian islands and the North Pacific.
The Constructo Gjoa Research Vessel kit includes parts in wood and metal, and is packaged in a luxurious box with all the parts organised and classified efficiently to ensure ease of setup and enjoyment. Included in the box is a highly detailed set of instructions with step-by-step photographs to assist in the assembly. The kit also comes with a selection of tools and pre-sewn sails; paint and glue are sold separately. This kit is recommended for the advanced beginner model shipwright.
Length: 48.5 cm/ 19 1/10 inches
Height: 47.5 cm/ 18 ⅔ inches
Width: 20cm/ 7 9/10 inches