Adventure

2897
Nominal Guns26B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Acquired1594B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1603
ConstructorMatthew BakerBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon
Sold1645/11/04BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen343 20100Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen274 60100Baker's Rule Tons 

Armament


1603Broadside Weight = 99.25 Imperial Pound ( 45.01 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck11 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck5 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

1624Broadside Weight = 76.5 Imperial Pound ( 34.6929 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
160312088 Sailors, 12 Gunners and 20 SoldiersBWAS-1603

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1595 - 1596CaptainThomas DrakeBWAS-16031597CaptainGeorge CarewBWAS-16031599CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-16031600CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16031602 - 1602/07CaptainSackville TrevorBWAS-16031602/07 - 1603CaptainThomas NorreysBWAS-16031611 - 1612CaptainSir William MonsonBWAS-16031623CaptainRichard BingleyBWAS-16031626 - 1627CaptainGeorge AlleyneBWAS-16031628/11 - 1629CaptainJohn MennesBWAS-16031635/03/30 - 1635CaptainRichard ParamoreBWAS-16031636/03/30 - 1636CaptainThomas PriceBWAS-1603

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1599BoatswainJohn Hancedref:1027

Service History


DateEventSource
1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1599On the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1600In the Channel GuardBWAS-1603
1602/06/02In the attack on Cezimbra RoadBWAS-1603
1602/06/03Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1611In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1627/10At the capture of Saint EspritBWAS-1603
1627/10/07Took the Third Rate Ship Saint Esprit (42) in the texel
1627/12Began repairs at DeptfordBWAS-1603
1628Completed repairs at DeptfordBWAS-1603
1635/03In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1638/11Reported as "old, leaky, rotten" and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1603
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Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
15951596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1027 The Manuscripts of the Earl Cowper, K. G., preserved at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire vol I Book
 

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