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Elizabeth
Nominal Guns56BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched3.7.1559BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1592-1652
BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon BWAS-1603
Sold for Break Up1618BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen684Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen855Tons and Tonnage 

Armament


1588Broadside Weight = 307.75 Imperial Pound ( 139.56485 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck3 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck8 British Culverin
Gun Deck9 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck9 British Saker
Gun Deck1 British Minions
Gun Deck20 British Light Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 369.25 Imperial Pound ( 167.45535 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck3 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck18 British Culverin
Gun Deck13 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck19 British Saker
Gun Deck3 British Light Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1559500 NRS157
1588490300 Sailors, 40 gunners and 150 soldiersTRN1
1603500 BWAS-1603
1618500 NRS157

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1563Lord High Admiral
Sir Edward Fiennes de Clinton (9th Baron Clinton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1544-1563
BWAS-1603
1588Captain
Robert SouthwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1596
BWAS-1603
1599Admiral
Sir Thomas HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1599
BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
22.5.1563Siege of Le Havre
1584

Surveyed

NRS157
1585Began repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
1586Completed repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
1587

Surveyed

NRS157
1588

Surveyed

NRS157
5.1588The Spanish Armada
27.9.1597Warrant issued for her repairBWAS-1603
1598Completed a rebuiltBWAS-1603
1599

In the Downs

NRS157

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Andrew Town on Friday 15th of February 2019 15:04

A fine English vessel of a new type of galleon, that would be decisive some years later in 1588. Great to have the specifications preserved online.

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