The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish. She carried a complement of 284 officers and ratings, and a primary armament of 28 eighteen-pounder guns on her upper deck, with 8 nine-pounder guns (and 6 32-pounder carronades) on her quarter-deck and 2 nine-pounder guns (and 2 more 32-pounder carronades) on her forecastle. The Surprise was ordered on 10 April 1809, and her keel was laid down at Milford Dockyard in Pembrokeshire in January 1810. She was launched on 25 July 1812 and sailed round to Plymouth Dockyard to be completed. Fitting out took place between 9 August and 1 December 1812, and she was commissioned in September 1812 under the command of Captain Sir Thomas John Cochrane, sailing for the West Indies on 19 December 1812.She measured 150 feet 4 inches on the gun deck, with a breadth of 40 feet and a half-inch, and a depth of hold of 12 feet 9 inches, giving a tonnage of just over 1,072. Under Cochrane's command, she served initially in the Leeward Islands, where she captured the American 12-gun privateer Decatur on 16 January 1813, and subsequently on the North American station during the War of 1812. From June 1814 she was commanded by Capt. George Knight and was present at the bombardment of Fort McHenry in September 1814. She paid off out of commission into Ordinary i. Reserve in August or September 1815. The model measures 37 long from bow to stern. In this edition, we are able to identify the production date of a model, the material that was used on the model, the craftsmen who worked on each area of the model, the individual who inspected the model and also the professional packaging staff. Quality is our number 1 priority, thus all steps are thoroughly supervised from the beginning to the end of making each model. The Display Case: This beautiful tabletop display case was made out of hardwood and painted in dark mahogany color. It has distinctive designs that add elegance and beauty when displayed in your home or office. It is 100% fully assembled and comes with plexiglass panels on all sides. It features the curves on the sides of the case which enable it to accommodate models with wide yards. The item "HMS Surprise Tall Ship Wood Model Sale boat With Display Case Assembled" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States.