Nominal Guns30BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Swiftsure' (1592) (29)
First Commissioned8.1624
ShipyardDeptford NRS157
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeMiddling Ship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel74' 0'Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth30' 0'Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold15' 0'Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen416Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen333Baker's Rule Tons 

1 Commanding Officer

8.1624 - 1.11.1624CaptainJohn Chudleigh (c.1584-aft.1633/34)BWAS-1603

Service History

1.11.1624Wrecked on a sandbank near VlissingenBWAS-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

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Posted by Cy on Thursday 27th of September 2018 18:27

Not just renamed but rebuilt. Hence the previous incarnation notef

Posted by Brian Sefton on Thursday 27th of September 2018 10:56

Rodger's 'The Safeguard of the Sea' Appendix II 'Ships' has the Swiftsure built in 1573 as a 34 gun, 400 ton galleon renamed in 1607 as Speedwell a 41 gun fighting ship and that was lost in 1624

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