Sovereign of the Seas was a 17th-century warship of the English Navy.She was ordered as 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. It was later renamed Sovereign, and then Royal Sovereign. [full citation needed] The ship was launched on 13 October 1637 and served from 1638 until 1697, when a fire. HMS Sovereign of the Seas Handcrafted Wooden Model 37" This museum quality, highly detailed, expert level, tall ship model is Brand New, fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). This model tall ship was custom built by the plank on bulkhead method (joining multiple small pieces of wood together on the hull). The deck is designed as.