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Ship model Sovereign of the Seas 1637


Ship model SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS of 1637


Scale 1 : 78
Length 110 cm
Width 46 cm
Height 90 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The history of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS

At her lauch in 1637, the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS was larger and more powerful than any other ship at that time.  Her crew counted up to 800 men, and her 102 guns could fire damaging broadsides.

In 1634, King Charles I of England had asked the great English shipbuilder Phineas Pett to build a great new ship to improve and expand England’s navy. The Sovereign of the Seas was built at a cost of £65,586 – about ten 40-gun ships could have been built for the same amount. She was intended as an instrument of propaganda as well as war, and was the Royal Navy’s most lavishly ornamented vessel.

In 1660 she was rebuilt and got renamed Royal Sovereign. During the three Anglo-Dutch Wars she fought at the Battle of Ketish Knock in 1652, Orfordness (1666), Solebay (1672), Schoonveld (1673), and the battle of Texel (1673). In 1685 she was rebuilt a second time and got into action during 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). In 1696 her end came by accident. A misplaced candle set the ship on fire and she burned at Chatham.


The SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS ship model, photos, description and dimensions

This model of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS is a fine piece of work. The rigging and hull are impressive, and the many details show the art of shipbuilding at that time. It took 22 months to make this ship model.
It is 1 : 78 scale. Length is 110 cm, width 46 cm, height 90 cm.

Have a look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire ship model and 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.

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