Nominal Guns46B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1589BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Constructor Peter Pett (1592-1652)BWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1613NRS157
BecomesBritish Second Rate great ship 'Defiance' (1615) (46)


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 


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

1591CaptainSir Thomas Howard (1561-1626)BWAS-16031595 - 28.1.1595/96CaptainSir Francis Drake (1540-1596)BWAS-16031.2.1595/96 - 1597Captain Jonas BodenhamBWAS-16031597Captain George FennerBWAS-16031599CaptainSir William Monson (1568-1643)BWAS-16031601 - 1603Captain Walter GoreBWAS-1603

Service History

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


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1595-1596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake (1540-1596) 
7.1597-10.1597Expedition to the Azores  

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