Endeavour (1768)

Endeavour (1768)

A truly magnificent model - one that would take pride of place in any lounge or study. This kit comprises 107 superbly detailed parts. It is complete with a representative crew of five, nylon ratlines, assembly and rigging instructions. Endeavour is the 18th century ship in which the famous explorer Captain Cook made one of his voyages of discovery. Originally built as the Earl of Pembroke, a Whitby collier of of 370 tons, she spent the first four years of her life carying coals from Newcastle to London. Purchased by the Admiralty in March 1768, she was re-named Endeavour and converted for the journey of exploration that was to make her famous. Extra cabins were built, guns were added, and the ship's hull was reinforced. On August 25th 1768 she set sail, with a complement of 94 and many eminent scientists, to investigate the soutern continent, and to add any new lands discovered to the British Empire. The voyage lasted nearly three years by the end of which the Endeavor was in a sad state of repair. Her hull was damaged from striking a reef off Australia, and her sails were virtually worn out when she finally arrived back in England. - Taken from the 2nd edition catalogue (1963)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Endeavour from Endeavour (1768).

13th edition catalogue (1976), listed as 'Endeavour' from Endeavour.

1994 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as Endeavour Bark 1768 from 'Endeavour'.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 7
First Issued 1963
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963) 701
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964) 701
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) 701
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) 701
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) 701
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) 701
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) 701
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) 701
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 14th Edition (1977) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 15th Edition (1978) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 16th Edition (1979) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980) 07251-7
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 1996 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 1997 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 1998 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 1999 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 2000 Edition 7251
Catalogue Ref - 2008 Edition A07251
Catalogue Ref - 2009 Edition A07251
Catalogue Ref - 2010 Edition A07251
Artist on Box Type 3 William Howard Jarvis
Artist on Box Type 16 Brian Knight

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