- Super high quality details hand made wooden ship
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- Anchors, guns, decorations and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep shape and do not wrinkle
- Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of this model
- Not a kit, fully assembled, ready for display
- Hundred of hours required to finish this model, premium quality, truly a work of art
- Use high quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood and etc
- This ship is built according to scale through original plans, drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
- This model is carefully secure and packed inside a wooden crate and a carton box to insure a safe transportation
SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS HISTORY
Sovereign of the Seas, later named Royal Sovereign after a re-fit, was a 102 gun, three deck warship built in 1637. Known by the Dutch as the "golden devil" because of her all black and gold appearance,Sovereign of the Seas was the most magnificent ship of her era.
The ship was designed in 1634 by Phineas Pett and was the first ship to have three full gun decks, carrying 102 guns on the orders of King Charles I instead of the 90 originally planned. No expense was spared in her construction. All her guns were made from bronze instead of cast iron which meant their construction was four times more expensive. Most impressive was her gilded and carved decoration costing over £6,600 - the equivalent cost of the entire hull for a two decked ship! Sovereign of the Seas was so large that two smaller ships were built from her waste timbers.
The construction of Sovereign of the Seas was part of Charles I's plan to overawe possible enemies, primarily the Dutch and Spanish, with England's naval power. Her first engagement was the Battle of Kentish Knock during the First Dutch War on 28 September 1652 when it is alleged that Sovereign of the Seas destroyed a Dutch ship with a single broadside.
Renamed the Royal Sovereign when Charles II came to the throne in 1660s she fought in several battles during the Second and Third Dutch Wars between 1666-1673. The Nine Years War against France broke out in 1689 and Royal Sovereign was present at the Battles of Beachy Head in 1690 and Barfleur in 1692 when the Royal Navy fought alongside the Dutch.