Endeavour (1768) - 701

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Endeavour (1768)

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

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'.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 7
First Issued: 1963

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: William Howard Jarvis
Artist on Box Type 4: Brian Knight
Artist on Box Type 16: Brian Knight

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 701
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 701
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 701
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 701
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 701
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 701
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 701
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 701
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 07251-7
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 07251-7
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 07251-7
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 07251-7
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 07251-7
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 07251-7
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 07251-7
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 07251-7
1994 Edition Ref: 07251
1995 Edition Ref: 07251
1996 Edition Ref: 07251
1997 Edition Ref: 07251
1998 Edition Ref: 07251
1999 Edition Ref: 07251
2000 Edition Ref: 07251
2008 Edition Ref: A07251
2009 Edition Ref: A07251
2010 Edition Ref: A07251

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