Model Finally Completed

In February 2009, Harry Belflower, 2nd Co., submitted photos of the Sovereign of the Seas, a model that he was building. He had been working on it for 4 years so far. Harry wrote “it began as a kit but I have replaced a lot of the materials and researched the ship and modified the model to more closely represent the original. The rigging plan was developed by a friend (alumnus) who also volunteers at the academy museum. He possesses an experts knowledge of ship’s rigging in the 17th century. The Sovereign of the Seas is the eighth old wooden ship model that I have constructed since I decided not to go to work anymore. I will probably be working on this model for at least one more year.”

On May28, 2010, Harry wrote "I finally completed my model of subject ship.  It took me five years more or less.  I did not keep a diary but know about when I began it and completed it about April 15th this year.  It is rather large and difficult to move where the background would be more suitable for photographs but I took some for the record and will attach a couple to this email."
                          To see Harry's original submittal click here.

021                                           Bow
022                                             Port Side
023                                         Rear Deck
024                           Starboard Side
025                                     Stern