|Ship name||HMS PRINCE|
|Scale||1 : 75|
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The ship was launched 1670 in Chatham as a 1st rate warship 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. Her first engagement in war came when 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.
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.
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.