Reviving Surprise: The Reconfiguration of the Rose into the HMS Surprise

This is a comprehensive description of the steps taken to transform the tall ship Rose into our very own dear Surprise for the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The information was presented by David L. Kolthoff, P.E. to the Society of Naval Architects and  Marine Engineers, San Diego Section, on October 16, 2007.

Reviving Surprise

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Courtesy of David L. Kolthoff and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Image: The Stern of the Surprise. Courtesy of HMS Surprise Tall Ship Journal.

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