Length: 25.98" (66 cm)
Width: 8.26" (21 cm)
Height: 20.07" (51 cm)
HMS Surprise model ship is especially treated to give a more aged and authentic look.
- Hand-painted model with a copper plated wooden hull
- Sold fully built and ready for display
- Supported by a solid wooden stand
- Not a kit
- #SHIPPING COST#
Models are shipped by courier and shipping costs are as follows:
UK mainland @ £19.00 (excluding the Highlands)
Northern Ireland @ £19.00
Switzerland @ £66.00
The USA @ £120.00
If the delivery address is outside above-mentioned countries, cities or areas in the UK, please email us to request a shipping quote. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode.
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country.
EUROPEAN UNION DELIVERY:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance and VAT. The United Kingdom has left the European Union and therefore the buyer will be liable for payment of VAT in their country. Each country has a different VAT rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
She was constructed in Le Havre as L'Unité in 1794: a 24 gun corvette, armed with 8lb long guns. She was captured in the Mediterranean in April 1796 by the British frigate Inconstant and taken in as Surprise. She was re-armed and classed as a 28 gunship with 24 32 lb carronades on her main deck, 8 32lb carronades on the quarterdeck and 4 6lb long guns on her foredeck.
She sailed to Jamaica in July 1796 under the command of Captain Edward Hamilton. The big moment in her lifetime was the extraordinarily audacious cutting out of the frigate Hermione on 24th. October 1799. The Surprise sailed back to England where she was sold at Deptford in February 1802. Part of her story was dramatized by Patrick
O'Brian and depicted in the movie Master and Commander.
"I have received my model of HMS Surprise and I am very pleased with the quality and everything was in good order."
D. GINGELL, UK | 16 NOVEMBER 2017
"Thank you very much for an excellent model of HMS Surprise, I admire the fine workmanship every day. It will have pride of place in my home."
MALCOLM B, UK | 4 MARCH 2017