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Handcrafted Model Ships - Master And Commander HMS Surprise Tall Model Ship Limited 30"

Master And Commander HMS Surprise Tall Model Ship Limited 30"

Model Ship Overall Dims: 30" L x 9" W x 23" H

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SKU: A1603C

Master And Commander HMS Surprise Tall Model Ship Limited 30"


Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit 

This museum-quality Limited Edition scale replica tall ships model of HMS Surprise is bedecked with historically accurate features and built with the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail. As the Napoleonic Wars fighting tall ship made famous in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series and the film Master and Commander: Far Side of the World starring Russel Crowe, the HMS Surprise holds a proud place in the hearts of many fans. Now these Limited Edition tall ship models can similarly inhabit a proud position, displaying their historical patriotism and indomitable spirit in your office, home or meeting room. 

30" Long x 9" Wide x 23" High (1:82 scale)

  • Built from scratch by master artisans

  • Museum Quality features not available in other tall ship models under $3,000 or any kit
    • Accurate beakhead design and scrollwork

    • Increased detail of deck features, cannon carriages, deckwall painting and other features

  • Individual wooden planks used in hull construction

  • Gun ports actually cut into the hull

  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood

  • Extensive rigging more than 150 blocks and deadeyes in this tall model ship

  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual HMS Surprise

  • Amazing Details, including:
    • Planked deck with nail holes

    • Authentic scale lifeboats

    • Rudder chains, cannonball racks

    • Solid brass cannons and metal anchors

    • Additional deck details such as cannon balls, barrels, etc.

    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle

    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color

  • Limited production run only 100 of these tall ship models

  • Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris

  • Wooden display base features four arched dolphins
    • Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)

  • Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy

WARNING WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Technical Specifications

Watch as we build the HMS Surprise! This will be one of our finest models ever. We are only making a few so preorder yours today.

Larger HMS SURPRISE Tall Ship Models Available

Master and Commander HMS Surprise Tall Model Ship 38" Limited

38” HMS Surprise Limited Edition Tall Model Ships include:
    • 1:64 Scale (38" long x 12" wide x 28" high)
      • 27% larger than 30” model
    • Metal anchors weigh from thick hawsers
    • 200% more rigging than 30” models
    • Increased details and features
      • Larger deck allows for more items and details
      • Cannon carriages accurately tied down to deck
    • Only 50 produced with signed Certificate of Authenticity
Master and Commander HMS Surprise Tall Model Ship 38 Limited

HMS Surprise was a 38-gun frigate of the Hebe Class of the Royal Navy, although all these Fifth Rate frigates were re-classed as 46-gun under the general re-rating of February 1817, from when carronades on the quarter deck and forecastle were included in the rating. She carried a complement of 284 officers and ratings, and a primary armament of 28 eighteen-pounder guns on her upper deck, with 8 nine-pounder guns (and 6 32-pounder carronades) on her quarter deck and 2 nine-pounder guns (and 2 more 32-pounder carronades) on her forecastle.

The Surprise was ordered on 10 April 1809, and her keel was laid down at Milford Dockyard in Pembrokeshire in January 1810. She was launched on 25 July 1812, and sailed round to Plymouth Dockyard to be completed. Fitting out took place between 9 Augustand 1 December 1812, and she was commissioned in September 1812 under the command of Captain Sir Thomas John Cochrane, sailing for the West Indies on 19 December 1812. She measured 150 feet 4 inches on the gun deck, with a breadth of 40 feet and a half-inch, and a depth in hold of 12 feet 9 inches, giving a tonnage of just over 1,072.

Under Cochrane's command, she served initially on the Leeward Islands, where she captured the American 12-gun privateer Decatur on 16 January 1813, and subsequently on the North American station during the War of 1812. From June 1814 she was commanded by Capt. George Knight and was present at the bombardment of Fort McHenry in September 1814. She paid off out of commission into Ordinary (i.e. reserve) in August or September 1815. By 1822 she had been reduced to a hulk at Milford, but was then fitted out at Plymouth as a convict hulk to be stationed at Cork, where she remained until sold (for �2,010) there in 1837.