Elizabeth Bonaventure -> Bonadventure

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Bonaventure
Nominal Guns47BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1567BWAS-1603
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1603
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalleon BWAS-1603
Broken Up1611BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen560Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen448Baker's Rule Tons 

Armament


Broadside Weight = 232 Imperial Pound ( 105.2121 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck11 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

1581Broadside Weight = 255 Imperial Pound ( 115.6425 kg)B028
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck11 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pound Saker
Gun Deck14 Smaller guns

17.7.1585Broadside Weight = 295 Imperial Pound ( 133.78265 kg)ref:637
Gun Deck4 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck8 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck1 British Minions
Gun Deck3 British Falcon
Gun Deck4 British Portpiece
Gun Deck4 British Fowler

1588Broadside Weight = 256 Imperial Pound ( 116.0961 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck2 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck11 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck12 British Light Guns

1595Broadside Weight UnknownNRS157
Gun Deck39 Brass Guns

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1567600 NRS157
1588250150 mariners, 24 gunners and 76 soldierTRN1
1603250 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1585 - 1586CaptainThomas FennerBWAS-16031587AdmiralSir Francis Drake (1540-1596)BWAS-16031588 - 2.1588CaptainSir John Hawkins (1532-1595)BWAS-16032.1588 - 12.5.1588CaptainHenry Seymour (1552-?)BWAS-160313.5.1588 - 1589CaptainGeorge RaymondBWAS-16031589AdmiralSir Martin Frobisher (d.1593)NRS1571590 - 1593CaptainEdward YorkeBWAS-16031591CaptainRobert Crosse (1547-1611)NRS1571595 - 1596CaptainJohn TroughtonNRS1571597CaptainWilliam HarveyBWAS-16031599CaptainJohn TroughtonBWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1585 - 1586AdmiralSir Francis Drake (1540-1596)NRS157

Service History


DateEventSource
Renamed BonadventureNRS157
1567Purchased from Walter Jobson for £2,230BWAS-1603
1581Upper works rebuiltBWAS-1603
1584SurveyedNRS157
1585With Sir Francis Drake in the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1587At CadizBWAS-1603
1587SurveyedNRS157
1588SurveyedNRS157
5.1588The Spanish Armada


Fleets

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

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