SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS - Daniel Salaverría
Built at Woolwich. Launched in 1637, she was considered the most beautiful
English vessel. Renamed Royal Sovereign. The Dutch called her "The
Golden Devil". First English three-deck vessel. Length: 38.70 m.
Breadth: 14.63 m. Depth: 7.46 m. Load: 1,637 tons of displacement. High
firing power. More than 100 guns. The sculptures she was furnished with
accounted for one fourth of her shipbuilding price. In 1652 she was converted
into a two-deck vessel.
Item: 0010018A 16x23 in.