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HMS Surprise (1794 – France puis Angleterre)



Model numbered – delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

• HMS Surprise was the name the Royal Navy gave to the Frencf Navy’s corvette “UNITÉ”. She was built in 1794 in le Havre and armed by 24 x 8 pounder long guns. She was captured by HMS Inconstant in 1796 in Bone and renamed HMS Surprise.
• HMS Surprised was re-classed by the British as a 28 gun sixt-rate frigate.
• Thanks to the recapture in 1799 of HMS HERMIONE, the ship was famous.

Size Scale Finishing Working time
90cm 1/45e Palissandre 320 H