Rogers Ship Model Collection
Model No. 4. Stuart Royal Yacht HENRIETTA, 8 guns (1679). Scale: Approximately 3/8in = 1ft-0in. The HENRIETTA was one of the last of twenty-three yachts built in England expressly for King Charles II (1660-1685). Designed principally as pleasure craft, the swift Royal Yachts were nonetheless armed and could be employed in times of war as dispatch vessels or to gather intelligence on enemy movements. This is one of the few dockyard models in the USNA collection still displayed on its original, inlaid baseboard.