Essex Whaleship – Occre



Scale: 1:60

Height: 552mm

Width: 225mm

Length: 735mm

Double plank on frame


Essex 1:60 Scale

In November 1820, the sinking of the whaling ship Essex, along with the survival of part of her crew, thrilled and moved the US public. The year before she had set sail from Nantucket on a new whaling campaign that was scheduled to last two and a half years, sailing the South Pacific.

Captained by George Pollard, the whaling ship Essex was attacked by a large sperm whale, which rammed the ship on various occasions, finally sinking her, some 2,000 nautical miles from the South American coast. Of the 21 crew members only 8 survived.

Herman Melville was inspired by this tragedy to write Moby Dick, one of the masterpieces of world literature. The title of the book is taken from the name given to an actual whale, “Mocha Dick”, sighted in the 19th century close to Mocha Island, off the central coast of Chile.

OcCre brings this ship to life with fine detail in their 1:60 scale model. The kit features double plank-on-bulkhead construction, laser-cut structural parts, fine quality wood strips for hull and deck planking, dowels for masts and yards, fittings of wood, cast metal, and photo-etched brass, rigging line in two colors, a full set of pre-sewn sails, and an illustrated set of instructions. We recomment this kit for the intermediate modeler.

This kit includes a set of pre-sewn sails.


Scale: 1/60
Length: 735mm (28.9″)
Height: 552mm (21.7″)
Width: 225mm (8.9″)

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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 6 in



OcCre designs each of their models with the same illusion that you have when assembling and making up the model.