The ship was launched on 13 October 1637 and served from 1638 until 1697, when a fire burned the ship to the waterline at Chatham.
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. At launch, was armed with 102 bronze guns instead of 90, at the insistence of the king.
cm 77 x 25 x h. 68
cm 98 x 32 x h. 86