Tintin buys an old model ship at a flea market as a present for his friend, Captain Haddock, but when the Captain starts telling him about the exploits of a famous ancestor and several other men have their eyes on the model and will do anything to have it for their own, our hero learns it's no ordinary ship. Written by
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Sir Francis Haddock said he was in the service of King Charles I in 1676. If he was in the English navy at that time, then Charles II would have been the English king. Charles I was beheaded in 1649, after which England entered into a republican period. Charles II became king upon the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. See more