A modern diorama launching model of the Collier Earl of Pembroke (HMS Endeavour) 1764.
The hull of fruitwood, plank on frame, fastened with scale trenails. In part-constructed state, ready for launch, with upper deck beams in place but decking missing. Displayed on a launching cradle and supported by props on an oak slipway, with launching tackle rigged. The shipyard diorama, is complete with ship's fittings, including rudder, galley stove, cannon, gratings, ship's boats, spars and timber stock. In an acrylic display case. 33.5x20x18.5ins (85x51x47cm)