Length: 40.15" (102 cm)
Width: 13" (33 cm)
Height: 30" (76 cm)
Experience the world of Master and Commander with our stunning large scale HMS Surprise ship model, featuring a copper plated hull and double planked construction for an authentic look.
A double planked large ship model with copper-plated hull.
This model of HMS Surprise has detailed wooden carvings on the stern painted in bright yellow.
- Hand carved wooden figurehead.
Model ship Surprise is sold fully built and ready for display.
Scratch built and hand painted large frigate model of HMS Surprise.
Supported by a solid wooden stand.
Not a kit.
Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.
Please email us to request delivery charge to UK or abroad.
HMS Surprise was a 28-gun frigate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1794. The ship was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the same designer responsible for the famous HMS Victory, and was originally named "Unité" when built for the French Navy. However, the ship was captured by the British in 1796 and renamed HMS Surprise.
HMS Surprise served in many naval actions during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797 and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The ship was also the subject of the popular Aubrey-Maturin book series by Patrick O'Brian, which was later adapted into the acclaimed film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."
The ship's fame in popular culture, combined with its storied history as a British frigate, have made HMS Surprise an enduring symbol of naval excellence and heroism. Today, the ship continues to be celebrated through various mediums, including ship models, artwork, and literature.