Naval Sailing Ship Model - HMS Sovereign of the Seas Object Reg. No: HT 17108

Miniature model of a three-masted three-decked British naval ship of the mid 17th-century, HMS Sovereign of the Seas, launched at Woolwich in 1637.

Sovereign of the Seas was designed by Phineas Pett by order of King Charles I as the first warship to carry 100 guns although it was modified after launch to carry only 90 guns. The ship was unwieldy and was later re-named Royal Sovereign. The ship took part in three major actions, first against the Dutch and then against the French fleet. In 1697 the ship was destroyed in a fire while laid up at Chatham.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 115 mm (Height), 42 mm (Width), 145 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Depth of hull from waterline only.

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Tagged with: naval vessels, sailing vessels, shipping, warships, water transport
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: model naval vessels - british
References: See Björn Landström, The Ship - A Survey of the History of the Ship from Primitive Raft to the Nuclear-Powered Submarine with Reconstructions in Words and Pictures, Allen & Unwin, 1961. Translated from Skeppet by Michael Phillips.

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