‘HMS Surprise’ on The Far Side of the World, by Geoff Hunt. “Perhaps Geoff Hunt’s definitive image of the beautiful 'Surprise’, the famous frigate of Patrick O'Brian’s Jack Aubrey. 'Surprise’ under sail at sea, many miles from home in glorious weather.”
'Le Bucentaure' ship--Where the British used three-deckers, the French preferred two-deckers, of which this is the most famous example. Bucentaure, seen here off Toulon, served as Vice-Admiral Villeneuve's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.