HMS Surprise Model Ship
The HMS Surprise has become famous as the 18th-century tall ship portrayed
in the movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,”
starring Russell Crowe. The ship used in the Academy Award-winning film is actually
a modern tall ship – a magnificent replica of a 24-gun Royal Navy frigate.
The Surprise was painstakingly re-created to look like a vessel from the Revolutionary
War Era. The replica ship was christened HMS Rose when launched in 1970 in Nova
Scotia, and for more than 30 years it served as a sail-training vessel, primarily
along the East Coast.
In the movie, a fictional British frigate named the Surprise and a much larger
French warship, the Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America.
The movie, directed by Peter Weir, was based on a book by author Patrick OBrian.
After the movie, the ship’s name was officially changed from the Rose
to the Surprise. Today, the HMS Surprise resides dockside at the San Diego Maritime
Museum and is still seaworthy.
on image above to view!
Cazador was originally a ship
created in Mexico.