Nominal Guns33NRS157
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Dreadnought' (1573) (34)
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
ConstructorMatthew BakerBWAS-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 
Burthen360Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen450Tons and Tonnage 


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

Commanding Officers

1596CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16031596CaptainJohn CasonBWAS-16031597CaptainWilliam BrookeBWAS-16031599AdmiralGeorge FennerBWAS-16031601 - 1601/05CaptainHenry PalmerBWAS-16031601/05 - 1601/09Vice-AdmiralJohn CasonNRS1571601/09 - 1601/10Vice-AdmiralAmyas PrestonBWAS-16031602 - 1602/07CaptainEdward ManwaringBWAS-16031602/07 - 1602/11CaptainRichard CaulfieldBWAS-16031602/12 - 1603CaptainSackville TrevorBWAS-16031603CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-1603

Service History

1587At CadizBWAS-1603
1596Voyage to CadizBWAS-1603
1596/06/21Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1602/06/02At Cezimbra RoadBWAS-1603
1602/06/03Battle 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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