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HMS Surprise

Nelsons Navy

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Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

HMS Surprise (1:64)

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Copper plating begins tight against the false keel; the false keel itself is plated last.
(Research Note 2: Knowledge that Surprise was copper plated is obtained from the Progress Book.)
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The copper plating continues up to the waterline in continuous 'strips', following the curvature of the hull. There are no 'gore belts' as this technique was not introduced until a much later date.
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Copper plating at the bow, again the plating is laid in continuous 'strips' terminating at the waterline.
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The completed bow copper plating; notice how the copper plates continue in order to cover the stem.
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Deck fittings begin with the lining fitting of gratings to the various gun deck hatches.
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The forward companionway lined and with the companion ladder fitted. Notice that the rope hand rail has been secured to the stanchions at the base of the ladder.
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The completed forward companionway with balusters and rope hand rail.
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Model designed entirely in-house by Rich, Dave and John.

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