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 there was a contemporary dockyard model of the ship on display.
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, clearly showing the shape of the hull of
ships of that time.
The ship model is 1 : 68 scale.
Length is 85 cm, width 33 cm, height 88 cm.