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Catalog Number 2000.008.008
Description HM Bark Endeavor Model Ship by Charles Parsons at 1:64 scale. Wooden ship is a three masted, square sailing ship with a tiller at the back. Each mast has a crows's nest that is flat in shape. The front and center crow's nests have a rail in back. Rigging on the masts are secured with dead eyes. The ship has two decks. Four launches or dinghies stacked near the center, in front of the central mast. The two dinghies on top are painted white and green, the two on the bottom are white and natural wood. There is a red capstan (wheel) between the center and rear masts for raising the anchors and sails. There are 5 arched windows on the back, two of which are covered with shutters. Above them hangs a lantern. There are two cannons towards the front of the ship, one on each side, and two cannons towards the rear of the ship, one on each side, in line with the rear mast. There are two small, white windows with gold filigree around them towards the ship's rear, one on each side. Wood on boat has a light finish with a black, horizontal stripe around the center. The ship's railing is also black. The rudder is attached by 5 black strips. There are two black anchors, hanging from each side of front. Ship is mounted to a dark brown stained oak stand which is affixed to a beige and light stained wooden base.
HM Bark Endeavor was a Bark dating back to 1764. Model by Charles Parsons, Model Plans by Harold Underhill, 1:64 scale, Completed 1996. Originally a coal-carrying merchant vessel, her flat-bottomed design made the Endeavor ideal for sailing in shallow water and beaching for loading and unloading cargo. In 1768, this 97-foot ship was ref itted by the British Navy for a scientif ic expedition commanded by Lieutenant James Cook. The Endeavor’s crew spent three years looking for a “southern continent.” They reached the coast of New Zealand and were the f irst Europeans to circumnavigate the two islands. The crew then discovered Australia and charted its coasts. They claimed the land for England. The British Navy scuttled (deliberately sank) the Endeavor of f Newport, Rhode Island, as part of a blockade in 1778, during the American Revolutionary War.
Object Name Model, Instructional
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title HM Bark Endeavor Model Ship by Charles Parsons
Date 1996
Creator Parsons, Charles
Role Artist
Creator Underhill, Harold
Role Designer
Inscription Text "ENDEAVOR / 1768 / MODEL BY / CHARLES H. PARSONS / 1996" (engraved on brass colored metal plaque on base)
Notes HM Bark Endeavor
Bark, 1764
Model by Charles Parsons, Model Plans by Harold Underhill
1:64 scale, Completed 1996

Originally a coal-carrying merchant vessel, her flat-bottomed design made the Endeavor ideal for sailing in shallow water and beaching for loading and unloading cargo.

In 1768, this 97-foot ship was refitted by the British Navy for a scientific expedition commanded by Lieutenant James Cook. The Endeavor’s crew spent three years looking for a “southern continent.” They reached the coast of New Zealand and were the first Europeans to circumnavigate the two islands. The crew then discovered Australia and charted its coasts. They claimed the land for England.

The British Navy scuttled (deliberately sank) the Endeavor of f Newport, Rhode Island, as part of a blockade in 1778, during the American Revolutionary War.

Dimensions H-30 W-34.75 D-14.875 inches
Medium Wood
Search Terms Model
Ships
Model Ships
Parsons, Charles H.
Underhill, Harold
HM Bark Endeavor (ship)
Ships of Discovery
War Ships
Working Ships
Shipwrecks
Subjects Model ships
Sailing ships
Working ships
Warships
Shields
Ship of discovery
Shipwrecks
People Parsons, Charles H.
Underhill, Harold