Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1595BWAS-1603
First Commissioned3.1595/96BWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen518Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen648Tons and Tonnage 


1599Broadside Weight = 238 Imperial Pound ( 107.9331 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1603300 BWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers

1596 - 1597Rear-AdmiralSir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)BWAS-16031600CaptainJohn TroughtonBWAS-16031601CaptainRichard LeversonBWAS-16031602 - 21.5.1602CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-160322.5.1602 - 1603CaptainRichard LeversonBWAS-16031603CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-16031627CaptainThomas PorterBWAS-1603

Service History

21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1601In Irish watersBWAS-1603
2.6.1602At Cazimbra RoadsBWAS-1603
3.6.1602Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1603In the ChannelBWAS-1603
4.5.1633Noted to be unfit for serviceBWAS-1603
11.8.1635Ordered cut down to a lighter for harbour serviceBWAS-1603
1.6.1649Ordered to be soldBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1596-1596Expedition to Cadiz  
7.1597-10.1597Expedition to the Azores  
1628-1628Expedition to La Rochelle  

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