Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
What a great ship! I love the figurehead on the bow. She would feel right at home at the Seaport here. I see from some research she spent quite a bit of time here in Connecticut and is in fact commissioned as a vessel in the Connecticut Naval Militia, as the HMS Rose Thanks for sharing this.
She was built in 1970 as an exact replica of the HMS Rose, an 18th Century British ship which played a major role in the Am Revolutionary War. She spent more than 20 years as a training ship on the East Coast, and in 2002 was purchased by 20th Century Fox for the movie Master and Commander. She was renamed HMS Surprise. The ship now is in the hands of the Maritime Museum of San Diego which put her back into sailing trim and runs a training program for crew. She sails several times a year.
Fabulous ship! I've seen something similar visiting our area.
What a gorgeous ship! There's just something about these kind of boats, all the lines and details - beautiful!
Yikes! That's one fantastic ship. I hope you were able to go aboard.
Spent most of an afternoon aboard her and the Star of India, another tall, square rigged ship.
J'adore the tall ships.. fab shots TFG.
What a great afternoon you must have had!The building is indeed Richardson Romanesque but also has a bit of Gothic thrown into the mix. The street is quite narrow and I couldn't get back far enough to get it all in plus there are a load of overhead wires in the area.
I would love to have a chance to shoot such great ships! Thanks for sharing!!
Did you take it out for a short spin? GRIN.
A gorgeous ship indeed !
Wonderful. There is a superb maritime museum in Salem, Massachusetts, that has a room with a collection of figureheads. This ship has been so well maintained that the figurehead doesn't have the peeling and flaking that are usually seen.
How privilege you are to take some handsome ships.
What a fantastic replica ! I always imagine how life was for sailors , in such boats , in past times , without radios and sats , lost among the sea ..