Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate galleon 'Philip and Mary' (1556) (39)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up to Rebuild1603BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen476Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen380 80100Baker's Rule Tons 


1588Broadside Weight = 225 Imperial Pound ( 102.0378 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck3 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck7 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British Light Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.5143 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck3 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck7 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Fowler
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1588250150 Sailors, 24 gunners and 76 soldiersTRN1
1603250 BWAS-1603

Commanding Officers

1586CaptainJohn HawkinsBWAS-16031588CaptainThomas FennerBWAS-16031589CaptainHenry SavileBWAS-16031590CaptainRichard HawkinsNRS1571591CaptainEdward DennyBWAS-16031596CaptainRichard DuddeleyBWAS-16031597CaptainThomas VavasourBWAS-16031599 - 1599/08CaptainJeremy TurnerBWAS-16031599/08 - 1600CaptainSir Robert CrosseBWAS-16031601 - 1602CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-1603

Petty Officers

1602CoxswainRobert Gurrref:1027

Service History

1584Rebuilt at DeptfordBWAS-1603
1588/05The Spanish Armada
1591Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1596Voyage to CadizBWAS-1603
1596/06/21Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1601For IrelandBWAS-1603
1602/06/02Present at the raid on CezimbraBWAS-1603
1602/06/03Battle of Sesimbra Bay

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1597/071597/10Expedition to the Azores 


BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
NRS157 NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
TRN1 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:1027 The Manuscripts of the Earl Cowper, K. G., preserved at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire vol I Book

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