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Foresight

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Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
OrderedB028
Launched9.1570NRS157
How acquiredPurpose builtNRS157
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor
Richard ChapmanBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeGalleonB028
Broken Up1604B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1576 - 1577Captain
John CobhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1563-1577
NRS157
1.1582Admiral
William BoroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1582-1588
NRS157
1587Captain
Sir William WynterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1552-1596
BWAS-1603
1588Captain
Christopher BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588
BWAS-1603
1589 - 1590Captain
Sir William WynterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1552-1596
BWAS-1603
1591Captain
Thomas VavasourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1588-1600
BWAS-1603
1592Captain
Robert CrosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1585-1600
BWAS-1603
1595 - 1596Captain
Sir William WynterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1552-1596
BWAS-1603
1597 - 8.1597Captain
Carew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1597
BWAS-1603
8.1597 - 1599Captain
Alexander RatcliffeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1597-1599
BWAS-1603
1599Captain
Thomas ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1599
BWAS-1603
1599 - 1600Vice-Admiral
John TroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1595-1600
NRS157

Service History


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


Fleets

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

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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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