Many ships have born the name of Surprise. The HMS Surprise Model Ship depicts a 46-gun frigate of the Royal Navy. On two accounts, the HMS Surprise has made use of daring tactics that ended with resounding success. The name HMS Surprise carries with it the history of these fantastic, bold acts. The model does this great name justice. Made entirely out of quality woods like cherry, birch, maple, and rosewood, this boat is made to the highest standard of accuracy possible. It displays 16 hand-sewn white cloth sails and a handcrafted wooden hull and masts. Made famous in the film, Master and Commander, this ship proudly displays its indomitable historic and adventurous spirit.
- This is NOT a Kit - Comes Fully Assembled
- Handcrafted by Skilled Artisans
- Built Using High Quality Materials
- Includes Wooden Base with metal nameplate
A Brief History of the HMS Surprise
HMS Surprise was a 38-gun frigate of the Hebe Class of the Royal Navy. She carried a complement of 284 officers and ratings and a primary armament of 28 eighteen-pounder guns on her upper deck.
The Surprise was launched in July 1812 and sailed round to Plymouth Dockyard to be completed. She was commissioned in September 1812 under the command of Captain Sir Thomas John Cochrane, sailing for the West Indies on 19 December 1812. She measured 150 feet 4 inches on the gun deck with a breadth of about 40 feet and a depth of 12 feet 9 inches, giving a tonnage of just over 1,072.
She served initially on the Leeward Islands, where she captured a American 12-gun privateer. After, she served on the North American station during the War of 1812.
- Overall Length: 14 Inches
- Overall Width: 2 Inches
- Overall Height: 12 Inches