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The HMS Surprise was originally built as the French corvette Unité. She was captured in 1796 by the HMS Inconstant and reclassified as a small sixth-rate ship of the Royal Navy.
Featured in the third of a series of historical novels by Patrick O’Brien, the Surprise was later the focus in the film Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe.
The twentieth-century HMS Rose, a replica of an eighteenth-century frigate, was used for the filming. The Rose has sailed around the world and now resides the San Diego Maritime Museum.
The model is single planked on bulkheads using walnut, mahogany and cherry woods. The sails are hand-stitched and fitted muslin. Model scale is 3/19 inch.
Cherry wood case. Dimensions – 14” W x 38” L x 30 1/2” H
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