Längd: 75,0 cm, Höjd: 65,0 cm.
British brig, 1768
This was the first exploration vessel of which we have reasonably accurate data
today. When the ENDEAVOUR set sail from Plymouth – on 26 August 1768
under the command of the famous captain James Cook, there were 94 people
aboard, including officers, scientists, crew and men-servants.
Before its purchase by the British Navy, the ENDEAVOUR had carried coal from
England to Scandinavia under the name Earl of Pembroke. The Admiralty refitted
out the ship for scientific exploration: the masts were replaced, the hull was relined
and a large number of guns were installed. The box contains everything necessary to
construct the model.