Length: 40.15" (102 cm)
Width: 13" (33 cm)
Height: 30" (76 cm)
Every aspect of this HMS Surprise model, from the carefully crafted rigging to the ornate figurehead and detailed wooden carvings on the stern, is designed to bring the history and majesty of HMS Surprise ship to life. A detailed Master and Commander HMS Surprise from the Patrick O'Brian novels.
A double planked handcrafted large ship model with copper-plated hull.
This HMS Surprise model has very detailed wooden carvings on the stern.
- Hand carved wooden figurehead.
The Surprise model is sold fully built and ready for display.
Very detailed handcrafted large model ship of HMS Surprise.
Supported by a solid wooden stand.
Not a kit.
Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.
Please contact us to request delivery charge to the UK or abroad.
HMS Surprise played a key role in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, which was one of the most famous naval battles in history. Under the command of Captain Charles Inglis, HMS Surprise was part of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood column, which was the second column in the British line of battle.
During the battle, HMS Surprise engaged several French and Spanish ships, including the Spanish frigate Santa Teresa and the French ship Aigle. The ship sustained significant damage, including several shot holes in her hull and masts, and several casualties among her crew. Despite this, HMS Surprise managed to hold her position in the line of battle and continue to engage the enemy.
HMS Surprise bravery and tenacity in the Battle of Trafalgar were widely recognized and praised by her fellow sailors and officers. Today, the ship is remembered as a symbol of the courage and skill of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.