ADMIRALTY SHIP MODELS

Sovereign of Seas Ship Model (1638 GB) | Large Scale

Sovereign of the Seas Ship Model large scale model
large scale Sovereign of the Seas Ship model
large scale Sovereign of the Seas Ship model
large scale Sovereign of the Seas Ship model
large scale Sovereign of the Seas Ship model
large scale Sovereign of the Seas Ship model
ADMIRALTY SHIP MODELS

Sovereign of Seas Ship Model (1638 GB) | Large Scale

Overall size: 82 cm (L) x 72 cm (H)

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£3,810.00
£3,810.00


Sovereign of the Seas Ship Model large scale model

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 32.28" (82 cm)
Width: 12.59" (32 cm)
Height: 28.34" (72 cm)

The Sovereign of Seas wooden ship model is lavishly decorated with hand-carved ornaments.

  • Sold fully assembled and ready for display.

  • Handmade from scratch using plank on frame technique.

  • Supported by a solid wooden stand.

  • Not a kit.


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The Sovereign of the Seas, also known as the "Sovereign," was a historic ship built in 1637-1638 for the Royal Navy of England. It was one of the most powerful ships of its time, embodying the pinnacle of English shipbuilding expertise during the early 17th century. Here's a brief overview of its history:

The Sovereign of the Seas was constructed at the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames, London, under the orders of King Charles I of England. It was designed by Phineas Pett, one of the leading shipbuilders of the era, and launched in 1637.

The Sovereign of the Seas was an impressive vessel for its time, boasting a large size and an elaborate design. It was a first-rate ship of the line with three gun decks and carried a formidable armament of cannons. It was also lavishly decorated, intended to showcase the wealth and power of the English monarchy.

The ship saw limited action during its service in the English Navy. Its most notable engagement was during the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. However, despite its grandeur, the Sovereign of the Seas was criticized for being excessively large and unwieldy in battle.

In 1651, during the English Civil War, the ship underwent significant alterations, including a reduction in the number of gun ports and a decrease in size. It was also renamed "Sovereign" during this period.

The Sovereign continued in naval service until the late 17th century. In 1696, it was rebuilt for the last time and renamed "Royal Sovereign." However, it was lost in a fire at Chatham Dockyard in 1697.

Despite its relatively short and uneventful career in terms of military engagements, the Sovereign of the Seas remains historically significant as a symbol of England's naval power during the early modern period. Its grandeur and technological advancements reflected the ambitions of the English monarchy to establish dominance at sea.

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