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National Maritime Museum

These models represent the evolution of ships in the Tudor and Stuart times.

Watch the hanging of these delicate objects in the gallery:

Ships constructed in the 1500s, such as the Mary Rose, were like floating castles that struggled to make long voyages.

The proceeding years saw new designs, such as the three-deck ship Prince Royal (1610), the Navy's largest ship at that time.

By the late 17th century, ships were faster, stronger and more stable than ever before.

Learn more in the Tudor and Stuart seafarers gallery

Discover stories of adventure and piracy, ambition and greed at the National Maritime Museum.

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