Endurance Model Ship Kit – Occre (12008)
The Occre Endurance Model Ship Kit features laser-cut parts for the framework, and double plank-on-bulkhead hull construction for ease of build. High quality wood strips are provided for hull and deck planking, wooden dowels for masts and yards, and a full set of fittings in wood, brass, and cast metal. The kit also includes colorful flag, rigging cord, display cradle, and a full set of pre-sewn sails. A pictorial instruction book and plans sheets make for an easy to understand build.
Occre Model Ship Kits & Occre Model Boat Kits use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable ship model kit assembly, all Occre wooden Ship Model Kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full colour photographs.
History of the Endurance
The Endurance was launched on 17 December 1912 under the name “Polaris. Originally rigged as a frigate, she was converted into a three-masted barquentine and in 1914 joined the famous Trans-Antarctic Imperial Expedition to cross Antarctica under Sir Ernest Shackleton’s command.
After the Expedition was shipwrecked on 19 August 1915, the Endurance was trapped in the ice of the Weddell Sea. For 522 days the explorers braved winds up to 300 km/h and temperatures of 40 degrees below zero.
Shackleton and a few hand-picked men took a small boat, the James Caird, and made one of the most memorable and heroic journeys in sailing history. Together with all their crew, they accomplished the most important feat of all…surviving.
The expedition is remembered as an epic story of endurance, heroism and survival.