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HMS SURPRISE

In the middle of the Napoleonic era (1805), the French had captured most of Europe and intended to seize England, the final piece of the puzzle. In an effort to protect England from an invading force, the British Navy was ordered to intercept and destroy French vessels before they near the shoreline. Among them, HMS Surprise, received the specific instructions: "Intercept French Privateer, Acheron…you will sink, burn, or take her as prize."

Led by Jack Aubrey, the British ship found its way down to the Brazilian coastline. Ironically, however, it was the Acheron that took the Brits by surprise. Outmaneuvered and outgunned, Surprise suffered significant damage, including the destruction of her rudder and the loss of many men. Managed to escape, the courageous Captain fixed up his battered ship and hunted down the superior Acheron for a showdown.  The final battle came when Aubrey gambled on superior seamanship and captured the Acheron. This achievement of HMS Surprise was unmatched throughout the world’s naval history.
 

 
hms surprise

 

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 Note that our HMS Surprise model is based from the Surprise in the novel by Patrick O'Brian.  It is not the same as the HMS Rose which was converted to the HMS Surprise for the movie Master and Commander.  One significant difference is that the ship's wheel is behind the mizzen mast, not in front of the middle mast.   It also did not have decoration on the stern.  (Typical frigate at that time did not have it.) 

This HMS Surprise model features:

  • Authentic rigging

  • Scratch-built

  • Double plank-on-frame

  • All parts are wooden or metal

  • Copper-plated bottom

  • Wooden base

39" long x 29.5" tall x 12" wide  $1,700 S&H is $150

To add light feature: $200   (Cord can be unplugged from base for displaying without light)   

Display case: http://www.modelshipmaster.com/products/accessory/displaycase.htm

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In March, 2008, Academy Award winner Richard King purchased our HMS Surprise model for his living room display.  Richard King was the sound editor of the movie Master and Commander