OcCre Essex Whale Ship

$209.00

OC12006
Scale: 1/60
Length: 28.9″ (735mm)
Height: 21.7″ (552mm)
Width: 8.9″ (225mm)

Double-planked hull

Description

OcCre Essex 1:60 Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit

In November 1820, the sinking of the whaling ship Essex along with the survival of part of her crew thrilled and moved the US public. One year earlier, she set sail from Nantucket on a new whaling campaign that was scheduled to last two and a half years sailing the South Pacific.

Captained by George Pollard, the whaling ship was attacked by a large sperm whale that rammed the ship on various occasions. The ship finally sank, some 2,000 nautical miles from the South American coast. Of the 21 crew members only 8 survived.

Herman Melville was inspired by this tragedy to write Moby Dick, one of the masterpieces of world literature. The title of the book is taken from the name given to an actual whale, “Mocha Dick”, sighted in the 19th century close to Mocha Island, off the central coast of Chile.

OcCre’s Essex kit is a 1:60-scale kit featuring a double-planked hull. The kit lovingly recreates this historic whaling vessel with the best quality wood parts and finely cast metal fittings. To simplify the adding of sails, a complete pre-sewn set of sails is included. This kit is recommended for the intermediate ship modeler.

OcCre specially created a set of tutorial videos to help you build this kit. To view them, please click here.

Scale: 1/60
Length: 28.9″ (735mm)
Height: 21.7″ (552mm)
Width: 8.9″ (225mm)

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 6 in

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