Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
the English flagship 'Royal Prince', 85 guns, this might the one of 1612? A peak into 1666. http://www.nmm.ac.uk/mag/pages/mnuExplore/Paint...no listing of ship in the 1651 lists athttp://pc-78-120.udac.se/Nautica/Naval_History/... not sure same ship.built 1624 ?Prince 1200 tons 55 pieces of ordinance made up of 2 canon petro, 6 demi cannon,12 culvines,18 demi culverines, 13 sakers, 4 port pieces.
Prince Royal Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1641 Rebuilt in 1663 no sizes mentioned
1624 list http://pc-78-120.udac.se/Nautica/Naval_History/..."A List of all the Ships, Frigates, and other Vessels belonging to the State's Navy, on 1st March, 1651.*
update: Building the Prince Royal, the largest ship that had ever been constructed in England. She weighed 1400 tons and carried 64 guns. Other shipbuilders disapproved of her unique structure, but Pett had the support of James I and particularly Prince Henry, who was on board when she was launched.http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show...
The demise of The Prince and Lord Sandwich...
Antonia Fraser, King Charles II...
"June 7th 1673, lying in Southwold Bay, off the East Anglia coast between Yarmouth and Lowestoft, the combined squadrons were surprised by the great Dutch Admiral De Ruyter. In the ensuing action both sides endured great losses. On the English side, the Duke of York had to abandon two successive flagships, the Prince and the St.Michael. Lord Sandwich was killed; his body, drifting anonymously in the sea was only recognised by the George it still wore, the insignia of the Garter."
Vincent’s above links do not now work, but it looks like the Royal Prince/Prince Royal was rebuilt as Sam says…
to see “The Prince” launched, which hath lain in the Dock in repairing these three years. I went into her and was launched in her.
It appears that it is now known as the Prince and is in Sandwich’s fleet list of April 1665 as 1st rate and 86 guns with Roger Cuttance as Captain.
The Prince Royal was
Launched in 1610 as a 55 gun shipRebuilt in 1641 as a 70 gun ship - later an 80renamed RESOLUTION in 1649renamed Prince Royal in 1660 and broken up to rebuild1663 relaunched as a 92 gun ship1660 lost at the four days battle (she was the flagship of Sir George Ayscue)
see HTTP://3decks.pbwiki.com/hbms+royal+prince+(1610) and follow the links for the othre versions
1660 lost at the four days battle
I think this should read 1666.
Images of The Royal Prince
Willem van de Velde, the Younger, executed 1666 or laterThe surrender of the 'Royal Prince', 3-13 June 1666 (PAH3879)http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object...
Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, executed c. 1666The Four Days Fight, 1-4 June 1666 (BHC0284)http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object..."On the right-hand side of the painting, an English ship with a blue ensign, in starboard-quarter view, is surrendering and to her right the English 'Royal Prince', 85 guns, in starboard-quarter view, and another ship of her squadron following her are fighting it out with the Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral Cornelis Evertsen senior on the 'Walcheren', 68 guns, and Vice-Admiral Adrianne Banckert on the 'Tholen', 60 guns."
HMS Royal Prince (1610)
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