History of HMS PRINCE
The ship was launched 1670 in Chatham as a 1st rate with 100 cannon. She 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.