Saturday, July 28, 2018


She was the Rose and morphed into HMS Surprise. All of a sudden

I knew her in Newport, met her again at NASCO. Oddly enough, I bumped into one of my chiefs who was working at the yard at the time. I went aboard a few years later when she joined the museum at San Diego. I knew one who sailed on her off the coast of Maine.

Who knew she would be a movie ship?


OldAFSarge said...

Saw her a couple of times under sail out on Narragansett Bay. Walked her decks out in Sandy Eggo.

A fine ship. She'll always be HMS Rose to me.

(Though I did like the movie.)

HMS Defiant said...

And always the Rose to me. Beautiful ship.