Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1603
ConstructorRichard ChapmanBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen202 80100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen253 50100Tons and Tonnage 


1590Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)B028
Gun Deck6 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck7 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British 4-Pounder

1603Broadside Weight = 55.25 Imperial Pound ( 25.05605 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck7 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British Minions
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
160310076 Sailors, 12 Gunners and 12 SoldiersBWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers

1590 - 1591CaptainJohn BostockeBWAS-16031591Captain DuffieldNRS1571594CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-16031596CaptainJonas BradburyBWAS-16031599CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16031.1600 - 2.1600CaptainAlexander CliffordBWAS-16032.1600 - 9.1600CaptainWalter GoreBWAS-160311.1600 - 1601CaptainThomas CoverteBWAS-16031601 - 3.1601/2CaptainEdward ManwaringBWAS-16033.1601/2 - 9.1602CaptainThomas MansellBWAS-16039.1602 - 1603CaptainWilliam JonesBWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

1596CarpenterPeter Simleyref:1027

Service History

1590In Hawkyns and Frobisher's expeditionBWAS-1603
1594Service with Frobisher's squadronBWAS-1603
1596Sailed to CadizBWAS-1603
21.6.1596Attack on Cadiz Harbour
1599Channel guardBWAS-1603
1600Channel guardBWAS-1603
1601On the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1602In the ChannelBWAS-1603
17.6.1629Sold at RochesterBWAS-1603


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
NRS157 NRS Vol 157 - The Navy of Edward VI and Mary IEd. C. S. Knighton and David LoadesBook
ref:1027 The Manuscripts of the Earl Cowper, K. G., preserved at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire vol I Book

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