Nominal Guns26B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorMatthew Baker (1530-1613)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon


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


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

12 Commanding Officers

1595 - 1596CaptainThomas DrakeBWAS-16031597CaptainGeorge CarewBWAS-16031599CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-16031600CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16031602 - 7.1602CaptainSackville TrevorBWAS-16037.1602 - 1603CaptainThomas Norreys (d.1625)BWAS-16031611 - 1612CaptainSir William Monson (1568-1643)BWAS-16031623CaptainRichard BingleyBWAS-16031626 - 1627CaptainGeorge AlleyneBWAS-160311.1628 - 1629CaptainJohn Mennes (d.1671)BWAS-160330.3.1635 - 1635CaptainRichard ParamoreBWAS-160330.3.1636 - 1636CaptainThomas PriceBWAS-1603

3 Warrant Officers

1599BoatswainJohn Hancedref:10275.1.1632/33 - 20.1.1633/34GunnerJohn HickesSPD-1631-321.1.1633/34 - 4.8.1637GunnerGerrard Dalbyref:1070

Service History

1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1599On the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1600In the Channel GuardBWAS-1603
2.6.1602In the attack on Cezimbra RoadBWAS-1603
3.6.1602Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1611In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.1627At the capture of Saint EspritBWAS-1603
7.10.1627Took the Third Rate Ship Saint Esprit (42) in the texel
12.1627Began repairs at DeptfordBWAS-1603
1628Completed repairs at DeptfordBWAS-1603
3.1634/35In the ChannelBWAS-1603
11.1638Reported as "old, leaky, rotten" and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
15951596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake (1540-1596)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1027The Manuscripts of the Earl Cowper, K. G., preserved at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire vol I Book
SPD-1631-3Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1631-3John Bruce (editor)Book
ref:1070Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4 Book

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