In 17th century warship.

In a footnote, Austin Dobson wrote “This vessel, which had been built at Woolwich in 1637 with the Ship-money, “was in almost all the great engagements that were fought between England and Holland.” The Dutch called her the Golden Devil from the gilding on her stern. Her first name was Sovereign of the Seas. In 1684 she was rebuilt, and renamed the Royal Sovereign. She was afterwards accidentally burned at Chatham (see post, under 2nd February, 1696). There is a model of her at Greenwich Hospital. ”

The ship was launched on 13 October 1637 and served from 1638 until 1697 when she was destroyed by fire.


Sovereign of the Seas


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