History of HMS PRINCE
The ship was launched 1670 in Chatham as a 1st rate with 100 cannon. HMS Prince was designed by Phineas Pett, a relative of the Phineas Pett who built the famous Sovereign of the Seas in 1637. She took part in the Battle of Solebay 1672 during the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
In the London Science Museum one can have a look at a contemporary dockyard model of the ship.
HMS PRINCE ship model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better
view on the very detailed, impressive rigging. It is a very beautiful fine piece of work,
especially in detailing the rigging. The ornamentation and the figure
head are carved from of maple wood.
The ship model is 1 : 75 scale. Length is 94 cm, width 38 cm, height 90 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, i.e. for transport.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.