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HMS Surprise

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These were taken in San Diego, nice ship, not sure if it is to scale of the historical surprise.

 

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Edited by Rebel Witch

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1 hour ago, seanjo said:

Is this what they used in Master and Commander?

Yes, and she is quite different form the orginal HMS Surprise we have ingame. As the ship on the pictures is a replica of HMS Rose.

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8 hours ago, Captain Dug said:

I have been telling people they should add submarines to naval action.

What a gankfest that would be!

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9 hours ago, Batman said:

Yes, and she is quite different form the orginal HMS Surprise we have ingame. As the ship on the pictures is a replica of HMS Rose.

I think the HMS Surprise in game represents the 1796 Surprise which was originally a French ship captured in battle and renamed, I could be wrong though.

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On 16-8-2017 at 1:42 AM, Captain Dug said:

I have been telling people they should add submarines to naval action.

well it existed 

 It was built in 1775 by American David Bushnell as a means of attaching explosive charges to ships in a harbor. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_(submersible)

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sitting in a port will sink you  lol

 

The Turtle was the first submersible vessel used for combat and led to the development of what we know today as the modern submarine, forever changing underwater warfare and the face of naval warfare. As such, the Turtle has been replicated many times to show new audience the roots of submarine technology, how much it has changed, and the influence it has had on modern submarines. By the 1950s, historian of technology Brooke Hindle credited the Turtle as “the greatest of the wartime inventions.”[19] The Turtle remains a source of national as well as regional pride, which led to the construction of several replicas, a number of which exist in Bushnell’s home state of Connecticut. As Benjamin Gale noted in 1775, the vessel was “constructed with great simplicity,” and it has thus inspired at least four replicas.[20] Many of these followed the designs set down by Bushnell, with “precise and comprehensive descriptions of his submarine,” which aided the replication process.[21]

The vessel was a source of particular pride in Connecticut. In 1976, a replica of Turtle was designed by Joseph Leary and constructed by Fred Frese as a project marking the United States Bicentennial. It was christened by Connecticut's governor, Ella Grasso, and later tested in the Connecticut River. This replica is owned by the Connecticut River Museum.

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