HDMS Sophia Amalia

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Ship of the line Sophia Amalie, pic2.JPG
Name: Sophia Amalia
Namesake: Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Launched: 1650[1]
Fate: Scrapped, 1687[2]
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Displacement: 2,700–2,800 t (2,657–2,756 long tons)
Length: 51.81 m (170 ft 0 in)[1]
Beam: 12.64 m (41 ft 6 in)[1]
Draught: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)[1]
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 430-885[3]
Armament: 86-108 guns[3]

The Sophia Amalia was a ship of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy named after Sophia Amalia, the wife of King Frederick III. The ship was built at Hovedøen in Christiania under the direction of English shipbuilder James Robbins and was launched in 1650. She was 51.8 meters long and at that time one of the largest naval vessels in the world. She was commissioned by King Christian IV specifically to surpass the British ship HMS Sovereign of the Seas. The ship was manned by a crew of 680 and had an armament of 108 guns, surpassing Sovereign of the Seas by eight guns.


  1. ^ a b c d "Ship model of Sophia Amalia (1650)". Royal Danish Naval Museum. 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sophia Amalia (1650)". koti.mbnet.fi. 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Great ships in 17th century (at least 100 guns)". kotiposti.net. 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 

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