Nominal Guns33NRS157
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Dreadnought' (1573) (34)
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateNRS157
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up to Rebuild1612NRS157
BecomesBritish Third Rate middling ship 'Dreadnought' (1614) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0'Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth30' 0'Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold15' 0'Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen450Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen360Baker's Rule Tons 


1604Broadside Weight = 157 Imperial Pound ( 71.19975 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck11 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Falcon
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1604200 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers

1596CaptainJohn CasonBWAS-16031596CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16031597CaptainWilliam BrookeBWAS-16031599AdmiralGeorge FennerBWAS-16031601 - 5.1601CaptainHenry Palmer (c.1550-1611)BWAS-16035.1601 - 9.1601Vice-AdmiralJohn CasonNRS1579.1601 - 10.1601Vice-AdmiralAmyas PrestonBWAS-16031602 - 7.1602CaptainEdward ManwaringBWAS-16037.1602 - 11.1602CaptainRichard CaulfieldBWAS-160312.1602 - 1603CaptainSackville TrevorBWAS-16031603CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-1603

Service History

1587At CadizBWAS-1603
1596Voyage to CadizBWAS-1603
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
2.6.1602At Cezimbra RoadBWAS-1603
3.6.1602Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1603In the ChannelBWAS-1603


NRS157 NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook

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