HMS Surprise Model Ship (Premier Range) – PSM

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PSM119 - PSM

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Ready made HMS Surprise model ship in our Premier Range

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HMS Surprise was one of the anti-aircraft frigates and part of the Mediterranean Fleet of the British Royal Navy from 1940s through to the 1960s. It was a bay class Despatch vessel in service of the Commander in Chief. During the construction of HMS Surprise, the contract’s ship building plans were changed at least twice. The ship was launched in 1945 as Gerrans Bay, but the plans were changed again. The reconstruction had the gun mounting removed from the ship to be replaced by a viewing platform and staff offices. Upon its completion in 1946, the ship was renamed Surprise.

HMS Surprise: Important Milestones

After its completion, Surprise went through sea trials, after which it set sail to Valletta, Malta.HMS Surprise returned to Portsmouth in 1952. Due to its qualities, Surprise was selected to be used by the Queen in the Coronation Review since the royal yacht Britannia was still under construction. HMS Surprise also participated in a fleet review on the Solent by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Surprise is fitted with a Royal Crest to mark its service to the Queen.

Tall ship models of the Royal Navy’s crafts have always been among the bestselling models around the world. Be it HMS Surprise or HMS Britannia, Premier Ship Models offers a huge collection of model yachts and ships to adorn your show case. These beautiful works of art are available at affordable prices and are carved with careful detailing to furnish an impeccable replica of the original famed ships from the golden era. Go ahead and order yours now.

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