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|Nationality||Kingdom of England|
|Keel Laid Down||20.10.1608||BWAS-1603|
|How acquired||Purpose built||BWAS-1603|
|Shipyard||Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich||BWAS-1603|
|Designed by||Phineus Pett (1570-1647)||BWAS-1603|
|Constructor||Phineus Pett (1570-1647)||BWAS-1603|
|Ship Type||Ship Royal|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged|
|Broken Up to Rebuild||1639||BWAS-1603|
|Becomes||British First Rate ship of the line 'Prince Royal' (1641) (64)|
Expedition to SpainBWAS-1603
Laid up in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1603
Broken up to rebuild at WoolwichBWAS-1603
Rig as built was four masted with lateen sails on the mizzen and bonaventure masts. Rerigged probably during its 1641 rebuld as three masted with square sails on all.
"The noble Prince ... accompanied with the Lord Admiral and the great lords, were on the poop, where the standing great gilt cup was ready filled with wine to name the ship SO soon as she had been afloat, according to ancient custom and ceremony performed at such times, and heaving the standing cup overboard. His Highness then standing upon the poop with a selected company only, besides the trumpeters, with a great deal of expression of princely joy, and with the ceremony of drinking in the standing cup, threw all the wine forwards towards the half-deck, and solemnly calling her by name of the Prince Royal, the trumpets sounding the while, with many gracious words to me, gave the standing cup into my hands."
--English shipbuilder Phineas Pett, describing the christening of the Prince Royal, circa 1610.