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
ConstructorRichard ChapmanNRS157
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeGalleon
Broken Up to Rebuild1608B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen694Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentEWIKI
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1588MasterThomas GrayTRN11596CaptainAmyas PrestonNRS1571599CaptainSir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)NRS157

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588Lord High AdmiralLord Charles Howard (2nd Baron Howard of Effingham) (1536-1624)B0651596Lord High AdmiralLord Charles Howard (Earl of Nottingham) (1536-1624)B065

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588LieutenantAmyas PrestonTRN1

3 Passengers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1588 - 1588VolunteerWilliam HarveyTRN18.1588 - 1588VolunteerThomas VavasourTRN18.1588VolunteerRichard LeversonTRN1

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.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
NRS157NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
TRN1The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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