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Sovereign of the Seas: English Galleon 1637

1,500.00$ 1,139.95$

SKU: 131-415-7 Categories: ,

Description

Built for King Charles I of England in 1637 the Sovereign of the Seas was the largest and most powerful ship of her time. With her 104 guns, she could fire a broadside of more than one ton of iron. Her company of men was no less than 800 not including marines. For 60 years no enemy could sink her. Then one fateful night a cook left a candle burning in his cabin. She was totally consumed, right down to the water line!

 Kit: Plank on bulkhead construction.
Sergal: The kit is every bit as impressive as the original ship. All wooden components are laser cut for accuracy. The detailing is authentic as it is numerous. There are 675 lost wax castings in bronze to adorn her stern. The hull is double planked. First in limewood and then in walnut. All blocks and dead eyes are pre-carved in walnut. The remaining fittings are made of brass, copper or cast metal. Several different sizes of rigging are included. Finally, 8 very detailed sheets of plans are included along with an instruction book written in English and Italian.
Dimensions: Length:43″ (1092mm) Height:39″ (990mm) Scale: 1/78