Achates

2857
Nominal Guns13B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched11.10.1573B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorPeter Pett (1592-1652)NRS157
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon B028
Sold1605B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNRS157
Burthen104Tons BM 
Burthen130Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


1573Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.19225 kg)B028
Gun Deck6 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck5 British Light Guns

1588Broadside Weight = 32.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.73875 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck5 British Light Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15886045 sailors, 8 guns and 7 soldiersTRN1

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1580CaptainWilliam Wynter (1521-1589)NRS1571588 - 1589CaptainGregory RiggsNRS1571599CaptainThomas Norreys (d.1625)NRS157

Service History


DateEventSource
1579Service in IrelandNRS157
1580SmerwickNRS157
1584SurveyedNRS157
1587SurveyedNRS157
1588SurveyedNRS157
5.1588The Spanish Armada
1589In the ChannelNRS157
1590Refitted as a Unrated Hulk NRS157
1599In the ThamesNRS157

 

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