Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtNRS157
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor Richard ChapmanBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon B028
Broken Up1604B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen524Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen294 80100Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen368Tons and Tonnage 


1570Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1755 kg)B028
Gun Deck14 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck3 British 4-Pounder

1588Broadside Weight = 95.5 Imperial Pound ( 43.30945 kg)TRN1
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker
Gun Deck3 British Minions
Gun Deck12 British Light Guns

1603Broadside Weight = 92.5 Imperial Pound ( 41.94895 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker
Gun Deck3 British Minions
Gun Deck3 British Falcon
Gun Deck3 British Fowler

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1588150110 sailors, 20 gunners and 20 soldiersTRN1
1604160 BWAS-1603

Service History

5.1588The Spanish Armada
1591Sailed with Lord Thomas Howard to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1599In the Thames guardBWAS-1603


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

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Posted by Tony Adler on Saturday 2nd of January 2021 06:18

Some sources imply that Thomas Shirley used the Foresight for Privateering ventures in 1598

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