ARTESANIA LATINA HMS ENDEAVOUR BARK 1768
H.M.S. Endeavour Bark 1768 Wooden Model
HMS Endeavour 1768
HMS Endeavour was a collier launched in 1765, and three years later in 1768 was purchased by the Royal Navy for a scientific expedition to the south seas under the command of Captain James Cook. On this voyage he explored the South Pacific, New Zealand and the east coast of Australia which he claimed for the Crown in April 1770. The voyage lasted from 1768 to 1771. HMS Endeavour was decommissioned in 1774, returned to the Royal navy as a troop transport in the American Wars and scuttled in a blockade off Rhode Island in 1778. Her wreck has not been found. Scale 1:60. Size 800mm (31 1/2") long and 690mm (27 3/16") tall.