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Colonial Sloop Norfolk 1798

Part No:
KTMS1002

Price: 181.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 200.19(Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$194.12(Tax Free)

Modellers Shipyard Colonial Sloop Norfolk
The Sloop Norfolk was built on Norfolk Island in 1798. The 25 ton sloop was constructed from Norfolk Island pine. Governor Hunter lent the Norfolk to Bass and Flinders with the task of proving the existence of a strait between the mainland and Van Diemen's Land (named Tasmania after 1856). Flinders and Bass were under orders to pass through the strait and return by the south of Van Diemen's Land.

Specifications:
Skill Level : 2
Scale : 1:36
Length: 590mm
Height: 450mm

The Sloop Norfolk was built on Norfolk Island in 1798. The 25 ton sloop was constructed from Norfolk Island pine. Governor Hunter lent the Norfolk to Bass and Flinders with the task of proving the existence of a strait between the mainland and Van Diemen's Land (named Tasmania after 1856). Flinders and Bass were under orders to pass through the strait and return by the south of Van Diemen's Land.

Flinders, Captain, George Bass, and there eight crew departed Port Jackson on the 7 October 1798. They had been allowed twelve weeks for the voyage. In her they completed the first circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land.

They made many important discoveries on this voyage. On the north coast of Van Dieman's Land they spent time exploring Port Dalrymple, the future site of Launceston. On Christmas day they climbed Mount Wellington which now overlooks Hobart, Tasmania's capital. The Norfolk sailed back into Port Jackson on the 12 January, 1799. Governor Hunter, upon Flinders recommendation, named the newly discovered passage, Bass Strait.

A double plank on bulkhead construction with laser cut plywood. The kit comes complete with all timber, rigging cord, and wooden and metal fittings. All parts and fittings are of the highest quality. It Includes a detailed instructions with photographs and diagrams, and construction plans.

Skill Level : 2
Scale : 1:48
Length: 590mm
Height: 450mm

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