Swiftsure

11083
Nominal Guns41NRS157
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched1573NRS157
How acquiredPurpose builtNRS157
ShipyardDeptford - London NRS157
Constructor Peter Pett (d.1589)NRS157
CategoryThird RateNRS157
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up to Rebuild1592NRS157
BecomesBritish Third Rate galleon 'Swiftsure' (1592) (29)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen360Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNRS157
Burthen288Tons BM 
Burthen360Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


1573Broadside Weight = 163 Imperial Pound ( 73.9207 kg)B028
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck5 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker

1588Broadside Weight = 170.5 Imperial Pound ( 77.32195 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck5 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker
Gun Deck15 British Light Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1573210 NRS157
1588180120 sailors, 20 gunners and 40 soldiersTRN1

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1588Captain Edward FennerBWAS-16031589Captain Walter GoreBWAS-16031590Captain Edward WilkinsonBWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1588The Spanish Armada

 

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