Nominal Guns9BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypePinnace


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel50' 0"Imperial Feet15.24 
Breadth14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen42Baker's Rule Tons 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNRS157
Burthen61Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen49Tons BM 


1588Broadside Weight = 15.5 Imperial Pound ( 7.02935 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck3 British Light Guns

1602Broadside Weight = 17 Imperial Pound ( 7.7096 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck3 British Falcon

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
15884030 sailors, 5 gunners and 5 soldiersTRN1
160240 BWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

1588 - 4.1588CaptainAmbrose ManningtonBWAS-16034.1588 - 1589CaptainJohn HarrisBWAS-16031589CaptainSamuel FoxcroftBWAS-16031589CaptainMartin jnr FrobisherNRS1571590CaptainWilliam KingBWAS-16031597 - 1599CaptainWilliam WillisBWAS-16031600CaptainJohn WhiteBWAS-16031601CaptainRichard BourneBWAS-1603

Service History

5.1588The Spanish Armada
1597Part of the expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1599In the Western ChannelBWAS-1603
1600Channel guardBWAS-1603
1601Thames guardBWAS-1603


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
NRS157NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
TRN1The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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