|Ship name||SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS|
|Scale||1 : 78|
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The SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS was launched in 1637. She was larger and more powerful than any other ship of her time, having a crew of up to 800 men and 102 guns that could fire devastating broadsides.
In 1634, English king Charles I had asked the English shipbuilder Phineas Pett to build a great new ship as part of his overall effort to improve and expand England’s navy. The ship was built at a cost of £65,586 – about ten 40-gun ships could have been built for the same amount – and was intended as an instrument of propaganda as well as war. Those days she was the Royal Navy’s most lavishly ornamented vessel.
In 1660 she was rebuilt and renamed Royal Sovereign. She saw action in the three Anglo-Dutch Wars, at the Battle of Ketish Knock in 1652, Orfordness (1666), Solebay (1672), Schoonveld (1673), and the battle of Texel (1673). Following another rebuild in 1685, in the War of the League of Augsburg, she was at the battle of Beachy Head (1690) and the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue (1692). Her end came in 1696 when a misplaced candle set the ship on fire and she burned at Chatham.
This model of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS is a fine piece of work. In many details the art of shipbuilding of that time is shown, in the impressive rigging, hull and the extensive decorations.
The model is set loosely in the stand.
The model of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS is 1 : 78 scale. Length is 109 cm, width 45 cm, height 101 cm.
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.