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Ark Raleigh -> 1603 Ann Royal -> 1592 Ark Royal

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Ark
Nominal Guns55B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
OrderedB065
Acquired12.6.1587NRS157
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksNRS157
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B065
Constructor
Richard ChapmanBritish
Ship Builder
NRS157
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeGalleonB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1608B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen694Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentE-WIKI
Burthen800  
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth37' 0"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen694Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen555Baker's Rule Tons 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNRS157
Burthen540Tons BM 

Armament


1588Broadside Weight = 335 Imperial Pound ( 151.92265 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck4 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck17 British Light Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 329.5 Imperial Pound ( 149.4284 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck12 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British Light Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1587420 NRS157
1588430270 mariners, 34 gunners and 126 soldierTRN2
1588425 NRS157

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1588Master
Thomas GrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1590
TRN1
1596Captain
Amyas PrestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1602
NRS157
1599Captain
Sir Walter RaleighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1592-1599
NRS157

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588Lord High Admiral
Lord Charles Howard (2nd Baron Howard of Effingham)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1585-1613
B065
1596Lord High Admiral
Lord Charles Howard (Earl of Nottingham)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1585-1613
B065

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588Lieutenant
Amyas PrestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1602
TRN1

3 Passengers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588Volunteer
William HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1599
TRN1
8.1588 - 1588Volunteer
Thomas VavasourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1600
TRN1
8.1588Volunteer
Richard LevesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1603
TRN1

Service History


DateEventSource

1587Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £5000.0.0dNRS157
5.1588The Spanish Armada
1592Renamed Ark RoyalNRS157
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1603Renamed Ann Royal
9.10.1606Docked at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Renaming
On the accession of James I to the English throne, **Ark Royal** was renamed **Anne Royal**, after his consort, Anne of Denmark.

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Ian Harrison on Thursday 14th of October 2021 14:34

I am looking for a comprehensive list of crew? Or, at least the more prominent members! My ancestor was supposedly the surgeon on board at the time of the Armada and subsequently went to be in service to Sir Richard Leveson. My ancestor’s descendants continued this servive until the mid 19th C.

Any assistance gratefully received.

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