Nominal Guns21NRS157
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtNRS157
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford NRS157
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)NRS157
CategoryFourth RateNRS157
Ship TypeGalleon


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel64' 0"Imperial Feet19.5072 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen270Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen216Baker's Rule Tons 


1595Broadside Weight UnknownNRS157
Gun Deck17 Iron Guns
Gun Deck4 Brass Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 72.25 Imperial Pound ( 32.76555 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck7 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions
Gun Deck2 British Falcon
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
160310076 Sailors, 12 Gunners and 12 SoldiersBWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers

1590CaptainFrancis BurnellBWAS-16031594CaptainHenry SavileBWAS-16031596CaptainLord George Clifford (3rd Earl of Cumberland) (1558-1605)BWAS-16031599 - 1601CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-16031602 - 9.1602CaptainBryan BrownBWAS-16039.1602 - 1603CaptainPeter BeestonBWAS-16031603CaptainFrancis HowardBWAS-1603

Service History

1590Commissioned for Hawkyns and Frobisher's expeditionBWAS-1603
1594With Frobisher's squadronBWAS-1603
1596Sailed to CadizBWAS-1603
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1599With the Channel Guard until 1601BWAS-1603
1603In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1618Reported as "decayed and unserviceable"BWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1595-1596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake (1540-1596) 

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