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HMS Sovereign of the Seas
"Vintage engraving of HMS Sovereign of the Seas a 90-gun First Rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, but at launch was armed with 102 bronze guns, at the insistence of the King Charles. She was later renamed Sovereign, and then Royal Sovereign. 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. Took part in the Battle of Kentish Knock, Battle of Beachy Head (1690) and Battle of La Hogue."