Nominal Guns39NRS157
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich NRS157
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)NRS157
CategoryFirst RateNRS157
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up to Rebuild10.1.1611/12NRS157
BecomesBritish First Rate ship royal 'Merhonour' (1615) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth37' 0"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen691 90100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen864 90100Tons and Tonnage 


1603Broadside Weight = 283 Imperial Pound ( 128.3406 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck15 British Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Light Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1603400 BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1597AdmiralLord Robert Devereux (2nd Earl of Essex) (1565-1601)NRS157

Service History

1596Sailed to CadizBWAS-1603
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1603In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.1.1611/12Docked at Woolwich to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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