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3845
Nominal Guns46B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1589BWAS-1603
Launched1590B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1592-1652
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeGalleonB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1613NRS157
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Burthen500Tons and Tonnage 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen441 60100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen552Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


Broadside Weight = 205.5 Imperial Pound ( 93.1944 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Fowler
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece

1599Broadside Weight = 205.5 Imperial Pound ( 93.1944 kg)B032
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British Portpiece
Gun Deck6 British Fowler

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1603250150 Mariners, 30 Gunners and 70 SoldiersB032

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1591Captain
Sir Thomas HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1599
BWAS-1603
1595 - 28.1.1595/96Captain
Sir Francis DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1567-1596
BWAS-1603
1.2.1595/96 - 1597Captain
Jonas BodenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1597
BWAS-1603
1597Captain
George FennerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1591-1600
BWAS-1603
1599Captain
Sir William MonsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1591-1635
BWAS-1603
1601 - 1603Captain
Walter GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1589-1603
BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
31.8.1591First Battle of Flores
1601Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
9.1.1611/12Docked for "repair"BWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1595-1596Expedition to the West Indies
Sir Francis DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1567-1596
 
7.1597-10.1597Expedition to the Azores  
 

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