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. 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. The item "OcCre 12006 Essex wooden model ship kit.Scale 160" is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Giocattoli e modellismo\Modellismo statico\Barche, navi, imbarcazioni". The seller is "kreativity-world" and is located in Montemurlo. This item can be shipped worldwide.