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A. Hamilton  •  Link

The U.S. Naval Academy Museum site has a slide show of the Rogers ship model collection including two slides of a model that is said to be of the royal yacht Henrietta of 1679 -presumably a forerunner to the ship visited by Sam. It is a pretty ship.


A. Hamilton  •  Link

presumably a forerunner

No, I meant that the ship visited by Sam was presumably an earlier version of the yacht displayed at the Naval
Academy site. The photographs of the model are still worth seeing because they give a vivid impression of the high quality of the ship models produced by the English shipwrights in Sam's day.

Janet Seaton  •  Link

The Henrietta was formerly named the Langport, after the civil war battle there (my home town) in 1645

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Langport was a 50-gun third rate Speaker-class frigate built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Horsleydown, and launched in 1654.

After the Restoration in 1660, she was renamed HMS Henrietta. By 1677 her armament had risen to 62 guns. Henrietta was wrecked in 1689.

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