Sir Robert Crosse


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1547 - Charlinch, near Bridgwater, SomersetCSORN
First Known Service1585CSORN
FatherWilliam CrosseODNB
MotherElizabethODNB
Last Known Service1600CSORN
Date of Death18.10.1611 - Moulsham, Essex

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1585 CaptainHPO
1585 Captain of the bark BondODNB
1588 Hope (48), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
5.158810.1588The Spanish Armada 
1591 Bonadventure (47), Captain and Commanding OfficerNRS157
1592 Foresight (28), CaptainBWAS-1603
1596 Appointed Knight BachelorHPO
1599 Swiftsure (29), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
8.15991600Nonpareil (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603


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Posted by Mark Hoskin on Thursday 29th of March 2018 14:50

in 1592 Sir Robert Crosse was Captain of the Providence (Camden, Annals) later corrected to the Foresight. He was responsible for laying his ship across a Portuguese Carrack, The Mother of God. 165' long and seven decks with a 600 man crew. Her cargo was valued at £140,000.00.0 for prize purposes. 10 ships with 2,595 combined tonnage and 1,057 men took her.

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