Menu
Cart 0

HMS Investigator Ship Model

Item #:

  • $63900

or make 4 interest-free payments of $159.75 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info


McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 04 and Oct 06. * Delivery via standard post. *Calculation based on postage to capital cities in Eastern states.

HMS Investigator Ship Model

As one of the most important ships in the history of Australia, The HMS Investigator played a major role in the circumnavigation and exploration of Australia. This model ship of HMS Investigator leaves you with a pristine model of the famous ship, which was under the command of the legendary Lt. Matthew Flinders.

As the latest model to join our historical tall ship range, HMS Investigator model ships would make a fine choice of decoration to help finish off your collection. It is the ultimate memorial to one of the great explorers of any era, and would make an excellent choice in a display cabinet of your choosing.

Key Features:

  • Handcrafted scale model ship, made from quality timber
  • Overall dimensions: 80 x 17 x 72 cm, 1:10 Scale
  • Fully assembled and ready to put on display
  • Built according to the drawings and imagery that is perfectly aligned with reality
  • All individual parts and fittings are made from wood and sculpted metal with high attention to detail
  • Sails are made from linen
  • Painted meticulously to match up with the color scheme of the real HMS Investigator
  • Placed securely on a solid wooden base, alongside a metal nameplate and a factsheet about the ship

It would be more impressive to display your HMS Investigatory model ship in a hardwood & perspex display cabinet specially designed for tall ship replicas.

About The HMS Investigator

As an incredibly important part of the history of Australia, the HMS Investigator – otherwise known as The Investigator – is truly a ship of legend. Built as a humble collier on the docks of Sunderland, England, the ship was named Fram when it was first launched in 1795. However, it was purchased three years later by the Royal Navy, and was fitted with a series of guns to serve as an escort vessel. However, Sir Joseph Banks decided to begin an expedition to Australia, in a bid to map out the coastline and to study the life that would be found there.

The ship that was chosen was indeed the Investigator, at this stage known as the Xenophon. With ample space onboard for manpower and for supplies, the ship was the ideal choice – though certainly was also due some repairs. Avoiding the war against the French, the ship set off from Deptford dockyard after some adjustments and repairs. Now named the Investigator, it set sail to make history.

As of January 1801, the ship was put in charge of the young Matthew Flinders, aged just 26. And thus he set off to circumnavigate the whole of Australia, starting from December 1801 and lasting until June 1803. Sailing from Spithead to Australia, arriving eventually at the South West Australian coast, over at Cape Leeuwin.

Despite many struggles, including losing Ship Master John Thistle in a tragic capsizing accident, and the naming of Cape Catastrophe in remembrance of those who died, the trip continued and was eventually a major success. Despite running into the French from time to time – including a meeting with Captain Nicolas Baudin – the ship was able to achieve its aim and get back to shore without any issue.

The ship enjoyed many adventures over the years, before eventually being taken in by the Governor King of Sydney in 1804. The Investigator soon returned to England, arriving back into service before eventually being broken up in 1810, bringing an end to the glorious life of a ship that has played a major role in helping future generations understand Australian geography.

Indeed, the history of both The Investigator and Lt. Flinders is still growing to this day. Recently, his grave was discovered – having gone undiscovered for a long, long time. His grave was found to be under London station, and it soon became a major find. Now back in the news, the one positive is that we can finally lay the great Lieutenant to rest, and we can finally celebrate the life of one of the most famous ships of any era.

SHIPPING: 
This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    HMS Investigator Ship Model

    As one of the most important ships in the history of Australia, The HMS Investigator played a major role in the circumnavigation and exploration of Australia. This model ship of HMS Investigator leaves you with a pristine model of the famous ship, which was under the command of the legendary Lt. Matthew Flinders.

    As the latest model to join our historical tall ship range, HMS Investigator model ships would make a fine choice of decoration to help finish off your collection. It is the ultimate memorial to one of the great explorers of any era, and would make an excellent choice in a display cabinet of your choosing.

    Key Features:

    • Handcrafted scale model ship, made from quality timber
    • Overall dimensions: 80 x 17 x 72 cm, 1:10 Scale
    • Fully assembled and ready to put on display
    • Built according to the drawings and imagery that is perfectly aligned with reality
    • All individual parts and fittings are made from wood and sculpted metal with high attention to detail
    • Sails are made from linen
    • Painted meticulously to match up with the color scheme of the real HMS Investigator
    • Placed securely on a solid wooden base, alongside a metal nameplate and a factsheet about the ship

    It would be more impressive to display your HMS Investigatory model ship in a hardwood & perspex display cabinet specially designed for tall ship replicas.

    About The HMS Investigator

    As an incredibly important part of the history of Australia, the HMS Investigator – otherwise known as The Investigator – is truly a ship of legend. Built as a humble collier on the docks of Sunderland, England, the ship was named Fram when it was first launched in 1795. However, it was purchased three years later by the Royal Navy, and was fitted with a series of guns to serve as an escort vessel. However, Sir Joseph Banks decided to begin an expedition to Australia, in a bid to map out the coastline and to study the life that would be found there.

    The ship that was chosen was indeed the Investigator, at this stage known as the Xenophon. With ample space onboard for manpower and for supplies, the ship was the ideal choice – though certainly was also due some repairs. Avoiding the war against the French, the ship set off from Deptford dockyard after some adjustments and repairs. Now named the Investigator, it set sail to make history.

    As of January 1801, the ship was put in charge of the young Matthew Flinders, aged just 26. And thus he set off to circumnavigate the whole of Australia, starting from December 1801 and lasting until June 1803. Sailing from Spithead to Australia, arriving eventually at the South West Australian coast, over at Cape Leeuwin.

    Despite many struggles, including losing Ship Master John Thistle in a tragic capsizing accident, and the naming of Cape Catastrophe in remembrance of those who died, the trip continued and was eventually a major success. Despite running into the French from time to time – including a meeting with Captain Nicolas Baudin – the ship was able to achieve its aim and get back to shore without any issue.

    The ship enjoyed many adventures over the years, before eventually being taken in by the Governor King of Sydney in 1804. The Investigator soon returned to England, arriving back into service before eventually being broken up in 1810, bringing an end to the glorious life of a ship that has played a major role in helping future generations understand Australian geography.

    Indeed, the history of both The Investigator and Lt. Flinders is still growing to this day. Recently, his grave was discovered – having gone undiscovered for a long, long time. His grave was found to be under London station, and it soon became a major find. Now back in the news, the one positive is that we can finally lay the great Lieutenant to rest, and we can finally celebrate the life of one of the most famous ships of any era.

    SHIPPING: 
    This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


      We Also Recommend