Nominal Guns39BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1560BWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London NRS157
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up1608BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen565Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen797Tons and Tonnage 


1588Broadside Weight = 215.25 Imperial Pound ( 97.6161 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck9 British Saker
Gun Deck3 British Light Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 352.5 Imperial Pound ( 159.8588 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Gun Deck10 British Light Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1588430270 Sailors, 34 gunners and 126 soldiersTRN1
1603400 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

1562CaptainClement PastonNRS1571563CaptainWilliam DriverNRS1571564CaptainJeffrey Vaughan (d.1571)NRS1571588Rear-AdmiralSir John Hawkins (1532-1595)BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

10.1562 - 11.1562MasterWilliam BarnesNRS157

Service History

1588Refitted as a 39 gunner
5.1588The Spanish Armada
4.1600Guardship at TilburyBWAS-1603
3.10.1602Battle of the Narrow Seas
1603Refitted as a 34 gunner
1606Moved from Chatham to Woolwich to rebuild, but was actually broken up in 1608 to be replaced by the Prince Royal (120) BWAS-1603


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