Royal Sovereign - 901

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Sovereign of the Seas, as she was known, is one of the most important ships in the history of the Royal Navy. Doing full justice to this truly great 17th century warship is a magnificent, superbly detailed 297-part Airfix kit. Complete with nylon ratlines, fine plastic sails and rigging instructions. The Royal Sovereign was built at Woolwich in 1635. She had a long and useful career as flagship of the Royal Navy, and saw service in four wars. She was eventually destroyed by an accidental fire at Chatham on 27th January 1696 in her sixtieth year. - Taken from the 3rd edition catalogue (1964)

13th edition catalogue (1976), listed as 'Royal Sovereign' from Royal Sovereign.

1983 edition catalogue, listed as Royal Sovereign from 'Royal Sovereign'.

1988 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1988 edition catalogue, listed as part of the Classic Ships Special Editions range.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 9
First Issued: 1963

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: William Howard Jarvis
Artist on Box Type 3: Brian Knight

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 901
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 901
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 901
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 901
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 901
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 901
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 901
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 09251-3
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 09251-3
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 09251-3
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 09251-3
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 09251-3
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 09251-3
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 09251-3
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 09251-3
1982 Edition Ref: 09251-3
1983 Edition Ref: 9 09251
1988 Edition Ref: 09251
1989 Edition Ref: 09251
1990 Edition Ref: 09251
1992 Edition Ref: 09251
1993 Edition Ref: 09251
1994 Edition Ref: 09251
1995 Edition Ref: 09251
1996 Edition Ref: 09251
1997 Edition Ref: 09251
1998 Edition Ref: 09251
1999 Edition Ref: 09251
2000 Edition Ref: 09251
2001 Edition Ref: 09251

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