Earl of Pembroke (1768); Cargo vessel; Collier; Cat bark

Scale: 1:48. Full hull model of the 'Earl of Pembroke', a cat built (with a bluff bow and broad stern) bark used in the coal trade. The model is constructed plank on frame and is un-rigged. Known as colliers, these vessels were used in the North Sea coal trade and were robustly built to withstand the handling of their cargo as well as the harsh weather conditions. Measuring 98 feet in length by 29 feet in the beam and with a tonnage of 369 burden, the ‘Earl of Pembroke’ was built by Fishburne of Whitby, launched in 1768 and renamed the ‘Endeavour’ after its purchase (see SLR0353). Following the return from Captain Cook’s voyage of discovery of 1768-71, the vessel made several voyages to the Falkland Islands before being sold in 1775. It was eventually returned to the North Sea coal trade and later passed to French ownership, before finally ending up at Newport, Rhode Island, towards the end of the 18th century.

Object Details

ID: SLR0355
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Plank-on-frame
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Naish, Francis Clement Prideaux
Vessels: Earl of Pembroke (1764)
Date made: 1947
People: Peter G. Naish and Robert Naish
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 394 mm x 762 mm x 229 mm
Parts: Earl of Pembroke (1768); Cargo vessel; Collier; Cat bark
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