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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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The authentic 18pdr and 32pdr Carronades in turned brass each mounted on solid walnut carriages.
(Research Note 3: Knowledge of the true armament for HMS Surprise comes from records of letters written between January 1798 and April 1798.)
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These carronades are so authentic that they even feature a fully working elevation screw through the cascable.
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Carronades shown in an elevated position. The elevation of each carronade is easily set by turning the elevation screw.
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The 32pdr carronade shown before and after painting.
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One of the twenty four 32pdr carronades mounted on the gun deck. Each carronade is authentically rigged with a breach rope and gun tackles. The gun tackles are each set up between one single and one double block with the falls being 'cheesed' down on deck.
(Research Note 4: The inner bulwarks of the gun deck are white washed as referenced from the ship's logs.)
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Unlike carriage guns, the short barrels of the carronade only protrude through the gunports by a short distance. It is easy to see why Captains and Officers were so concerned about mounting carronades near to stowed hammocks, especially before the introduction of the extended muzzle - one of the features of these turned brass carronades.
(Research Note 5: The outer hull is painted a mixture of black and yellow ochre)
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One of the ten 18pdr carronades mounted on the quarter deck and forecastle. As with the 32pdrs on the gun deck, each carronade is authentically rigged with a breach rope and gun tackles. The gun tackles are each set up between one single and one double block with the falls being 'cheesed' down on deck.
(Research Note 6: The inner bulwarks of the quarter deck and forecastle are painted red as referenced from the ship's logs.)


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

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Or buy online at
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