Model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974

Made:
1974
maker:
Unknown

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Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
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Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', a collier barquentine, by Thomas Fishbourn, Whitby, Yorkshire, England, 1764.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974. Originally merchant collier ‘Earl of Pembroke’, the ship was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768, to be refitted and renamed for the voyage of Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook for his voyage to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus.

The merchant collier ‘Earl of Pembroke’ was built by Thomas Fishburn and launched from Whitby, Yorkshire in 1764.

In 1768, the Royal Society persuaded George III to finance a scientific expedition to observe the 1769 transit of Venus from the southern hemisphere. The voyage was the first circumnavigation by James (later Captain) Cook. Once Cook had taken his transit observations from the designated outpost in Tahiti, he opened an envelope of secret instructions from the Admiralty, which tasked him to search for the uncharted but famed ‘southern continent’, so Britain could claim its discovery.

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Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1977-468
Materials:
complete, metal (unknown), textile, thread, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 750 mm x 820 mm x 300 mm,
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type:
model
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • sailing vessel
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • naval ship
  • visual and verbal communication
  • model - representation
  • associated concepts
credit:
Freeman, Dr. A.

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