The HMS Rose is owned and operated by the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Prior to that she was bought from the HMS Rose Foundation of Bridgeport, CT, by 20th Century Fox for the movie Master and Commander: Far Side of the World, filmed in 2001.
For many years, Rose operated as a sail training vessel open to the general public. Her mission has changed for now, and so has her name; in San Diego she is known as Surprise in honor of her role in the movie. For information on sail training programs please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or subscribe tot he newsletter.
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Other inquiries may be directed to:
"HMS" Rose Archives PO Box 422 Wellfleet, MA 02667
Other Information Sources
Here's a list of links with information on the Rose as well as other tall ships.
You can purchase a video of the PBS special on the Rose, Adventure of a Lifetime, directly from the producers.
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This site is designed and maintained on a voluntary basis by former deckhand Bill Kayser and is not associated with the ship or its owners in any official capacity, nor is this site in any way endorsed by the current owners of the ship. If you have any comments about the site, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.