The Frigate HMS Rose of 1757
HMS Rose was a 20 gun frigate of the British navy, built in Hull,
England in 1757. She served in the Channel, the Caribbean and in North
America until she was scuttled in 1779.
In 1970 a replica of HMS Rose was built in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. She
was used for display and sail training until 2001. Thereafter she was
altered to resemble HMS Surprise for the movie Master and Commander. She
is currently owned by the San Diego Maritime Museum and has recently
been refitted for sailing.
There is more information on the original ship and the replica on the
Rose's website and the website of the
San Diego Maritime Museum where she was renamed HMS Surprise.
Wikipedia has two articles on her, as
HMS Rose and
Photo gallery of HMS Rose
56 pictures 600 * 450 pixels, in total 4 MB. If you click on a picture
you will get the high resolution image 2592 * 1944 pixels.
We visited the Rose in October 2005 on a vacation in San Diego,
California. As the weather was fine I took many photos. If you click on
a photo you will get that photo in high resolution. If you use Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and
have a larger screen with the photos.
However, none of the photos I took or I saw from somebody else does
match the one made by famous photographer Philip Plisson
while she sailed close to the wind.