Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Dreadnought' (1592) (33)
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford NRS157
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeMiddling Ship B028
Broken Up1648B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen450Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen552Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen552Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen414Baker's Rule Tons 


1625Broadside Weight = 102.5 Imperial Pound ( 46.484 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

1631Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1757 kg)TRINITY
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1633200 BWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers

1618Captain LoweBWAS-16031621Captain Edward ChristianBWAS-16031628Captain Robert PlumleighBWAS-16031637Captain Henry StradlingBWAS-16031637Captain Thomas KirkeBWAS-16031643Captain SeamasterBWAS-16031644Captain John BowenBWAS-1603

Service History

1618Voyage to SpainBWAS-1603
5.1622Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1603
1625Voyage to CadizBWAS-1603
1625Attack on Cadiz
1628Expedition against La RochelleBWAS-1603
1643In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1644In the ChannelBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1628-1628Expedition to La Rochelle  

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 14:41Christopher Heathcote Richard Pickersgill (d.1779)
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 07:59martin rigbyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Somerset' (1748) (68)
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 07:46martin rigbyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dreadnought' (1742) (60)
Monday 21st of September 2020 07:33Dr Ann Henderson Robert Fitzhugh Hassard (c.1750-1782)
Saturday 19th of September 2020 21:11D.Hall William Gordon