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Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: wood, plant fibre > cotton wool, paper, plaster, glass, textile
Dimensions: 700mm (width), 511mm (height), 107mm (depth)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: Y: 2014/5

A half model of Endurance, the ship used on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16, set into a glass-fronted box frame. It was made by Walter How, able seaman on the expedition.

Physical description:

A half model of 'Endurance', a three-masted barquentine, 144 feet (44m) in length and with a beam of 25 feet (7.6m), in a glass-fronted wooden box frame. The model is rigged with furled sails, and has two life boats. There is cotton wool steam protruding from the chimney. The model is set into a sea made of plaster and paper. There is a painted wooden plaque screwed to the front of the frame reading 'SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON'S // S.Y. ENDURANCE R.C.Y.C. // IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. // 1914-1916. // Tonnage 321 H.P.42'.

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