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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

….‘Sovereign of the Seas' Fused Form, Function & Murderous Firepower.

"SHE WAS CALLED Sovereign of the Seas. But within days of the vessel's launch from the Woolwich Dockyards in 1637, the throngs of onlookers who gazed in awe at the sight of her ascribed a more apt nickname: "The Wonder." Few had seen anything like her before.

Bristling with more than 100 guns, the three-deck monster packed the firepower of a small fleet. But at the same time, she was a stately, cutting edge confection of the ship builder's craft, as well as a triumph of Baroque art…"
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khanscom24 Feb 2018 6:33 p.m. PST

Recommended: Angus Konstam's "Sovereigns of the Seas" for more on these Renaissance dreadnoughts.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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Armand

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