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HMS SURPRISE British Frigate Ship Model 1810 (37in)

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HMS SURPRISE British Frigate Ship Model 1810 (37in)

HMS Surprise was a 38-gun frigate of the Hebe Class of the Royal Navy. 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 August and 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.

Our spectacular HMS Surprise model is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and along with various other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method, each strip of exotic wood are carefully join together to form a smooth hull.

This model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. The ship has a clear varnished coating follow with amazing details. On the ship, you can come across incredible features such as: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast.

They are all connected to numerous full-size fabric sails with detailed stitching, all rigging are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching colors. On the main deck, you will come across 2 wooden boats situated in a large rectangular area with 2 wooden bunkers, a wooden/metal steering wheel, and a wooden bunker with a telescope. On the poop deck, there’s navigational area with 2 metal steering wheels for the captain and a wooden cabin.

There are metal railings surrounding the beakdeck area toward the quarter deck area. You can easily spot 2 rows of numerous metal cannons on both side of the hull. In addition, you will find supplementary crafted metal parts on the ship such as: anchors, lantern, statues, and much more...There’s also a wooden rudder held with metal to help the ship maneuver in the right direction. An attached wooden stand with a nameplate engraved “HMS Surprise 1794” is standard on this model. Our model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest quality wood and metal parts.

The model is carefully packed inside a wooden crate for safe shipping purposes. Our HMS Surprise model comes fully-assembled and ready to be display.


  • 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method.
  • Hundreds of hours are required to finish a model.
  • Completed models contain thousands of details created by our skillful master craftsmen.
  • Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood.
  • Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of our models.
  • Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our models authentic.
  • Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
  • Makes a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.

    37 X 12 X 31 inches
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