MT7 HMS Royal Sovereign

MT7 HMS Royal Sovereign

£24.00

HMS Royal Sovereign, 100 guns.  Hull cast in resin, kit also contains masts, spars, lifeboats, anchors etc cast in  white metal, brass etched ratlines, instruction sheets and sail template.  Brass etched sails are available as an optional extra, see MTc05.

 

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HMS Royal Sovereign was launched in 1786 to a design by Sir John Williams as a 100 gun first rate.  At the outbreak of war she joined the Channel fleet and was present on June 1st under the flag of Vice Admiral Graves where she was heavily engaged by the 110 gun Terrible and 120 gun Montagne, losing all three of her topgallant masts.  In 1805, she was the flagship of Admiral Collingwood at Trafalgar and was the first British ship into action and fought alone for 15 minutes until the rest of her column arrived.