'Konung Karl'- Swedish First Rate ship of the line (1694)

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'Konung Karl'- Swedish First Rate ship of the line (1694)

Post by Anatol » Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:23 pm

“Konung Carl”, a ship of the line armed with 108 cannons and was one of the few three deckers made for the Swedish navy. Also known as "Carolus Rex".
“Konung Karl” built in 1694 built by Charles Sheldon at the Karlskrona shipyard. named after King Carl, she was 54m (177ft) in length at the waterline and weighed in at 2,730t.
She was armed with 108 cannons and complemented a crew of 850. She remained in service for a suprising 77 years before being broken up do to decay. She served as the flagship for Hans Wachtmeister who served under Charles XI and Charles XII. She would be later up-gunned to 120 in 1714 and then rebuilt to 100 in 1723-4 although its suggested sometime later on she was again reduced to either 96 or 90. Broken Up to Rebuild 1724.
The design stamp is made after painting of Etienne Compardel .
Barbuda 2019; $4. Source: https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/4584- ... mment-8892.
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