This is Admiral Aubrey’s ship. He commanded her through most of his career, and when he retired as Admiral Stephen bought it for him.
In Sylum she still exists. She sits in the docks near Sanctuary Clan, under the care of Barrett Bonden, waiting for her Captain to return.
The HMS Surprise exists in the real world.
San Diego Maritime Museum – The ship now known as HMS Surprise began life in 1970 as a replica of the 18th century Royal Navy frigate Rose. During the next 30 years Rose sailed thousands of miles as an attraction vessel and sail training ship prior to her conversion to HMS Surprise. For the academy award winning film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, the filmmakers made a painstaking effort to recreate a 24 gun frigate specific to Great Britain’s Nelson era Royal Navy. The result is a replica vessel unmatched in its authenticity and attention to detail.
I’ve and a few other Clan Members had the pleasure of walking it’s planks and exploring the HMS Surprise. An experience that was inspirational as much as the ship herself.