Large HMS SOVREIGN of the SEA Royal Navy Model Ship Nautical Decor Office Gifts
She was later renamed Sovereign, and then Royal Sovereign. History HMS Sovereign of the Seas was built by Peter Pett (later a Commissioner of the Navy), under the guidance of his father Phineas, the king’s master shipwright, and was launched at Woolwich dockyard on October 13, 1637. As the second three-decked first-rate (the first three-decker being Prince Royal of 1610), she was the predecessor of Nelson’s Victory, although Revenge, built in 1577 by Mathew Baker, was the inspiration providing the innovation of a single deck devoted entirely to broadside guns. Until 1655, she was also exceptionally large for an English vessel; no other ships of Charles were heavier than the Prince Royal. The Sovereign of the Seas was not so much built because of tactical considerations, but as a deliberate attempt to bolster the reputation of the English crown. Her name was in itself a political statement as Charles tried to revive the perceived ancient right of the English kings to be recognised as the’lords of the seas. English ships demanded that other ships strike their flags in salute, even in foreign ports. Referred to as’The Golden Devil’ (den Gulden Duvel) by the Dutch, Sovereign, as she was named after 1651, when she was again made more manoeuvrable by reducing the number of cannon, served throughout the wars of the Commonwealth of England and became the flagship of Admiral Robert Blake. She was involved in all of the great English naval conflicts fought against the United Provinces and France. After the English Restoration she was rebuilt as two-decker with flatter gundecks and renamed Royal Sovereign. She was smaller than Naseby (later renamed Royal Charles), but she was in regular service during the three Anglo-Dutch Wars, surviving the Raid on the Medway in 1667 by being elsewhere at the time, and took part in the outset of the War of the Grand Alliance against Louis XIV of France, participating in the Battle of Beachy Head (1690) and the Battle of La Hougue, when she was more than 50 years old. Sovereign became leaky and defective with age during the reign of William III, and was laid up at Chatham, ignominiously ending her days, on January 27, 1696, by being burnt to the water line as a result of having been set on fire either by accident, negligence or design. If an Item is damaged I require a photo of the damage. If you accept a UPS item and it is damaged it will be your responsibility to file a claim with UPS. 90 to item total when paying. The item “Large HMS SOVREIGN of the SEA Royal Navy Model Ship Nautical Decor Office Gifts” is in sale since Friday, May 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “baltic_ave_store” and is located in Hicksville, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.