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HMS Surprise Ship Model (1794 GB)|Large Size|Improved

(Code: 178)
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    Length: 40.15" (102 cm)
    Width: 13" (33 cm)
    Height: 30" (76 cm)

    Special feature: Copper plated hull and double planked
    This is a new and improved large-scale model of HMS Surprise ship. 

    - This scratch built model ship has copper-plated hull.
    - Very detailed wooden carvings on the stern.
    - Hand carved wooden figurehead.

    - Model is sold fully built and ready for display.
    - Very detailed handcrafted large ship model of HMS Surprise.
    - Supported by a solid wooden stand.
    - Not a kit.

    Please contact us request a delivery cost for this model. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode. If the delivery address is in the USA, please also provide the name of the state.

    Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT at the country of destination. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their country. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

    Admiralty Ship Models Ltd is VAT registered. All prices include VAT at 20% rate. VAT exemption will be applied at checkout for orders delivered outside the UK. 

    There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland. Please make sure to select 'Northern Ireland' as country at the checkout instead of United Kingdom.
  3. #HISTORY#
    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 32 lb 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.

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