Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1589BWAS-1603
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford - London NRS157
ConstructorRichard ChapmanBWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateB028
Ship TypeGalleon B028
Sunk as Foundation1618B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen530Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen665Tons and Tonnage 
Burthen532Baker's Rule Tons 


1590Broadside Weight = 219 Imperial Pound ( 99.3165 kg)B028
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder

1590Broadside Weight = 218 Imperial Pound ( 98.8631 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Fowler
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1603300 BWAS-1603
1618300 NRS157

9 Commanding Officers

1591CaptainWilliam Monson (1568-1643)BWAS-16031592CaptainSir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)BWAS-16036.1592 - 1593AdmiralSir Martin Frobisher (d.1593)BWAS-16031595 - 1596CaptainHumphrey ReynoldsBWAS-16031597Vice-AdmiralJohn TroughtonBWAS-16031599CaptainWilliam HarveyBWAS-16031601Vice-AdmiralAmyas PrestonBWAS-16031602 - 3.1601/2CaptainGeorge SomersBWAS-16033.1601/2 - 1602Vice-AdmiralSir William Monson (1568-1643)NRS157

2 Flag Officers

1591AdmiralLord George Clifford (3rd Earl of Cumberland) (1558-1605)BWAS-16031595 - 12.11.1595AdmiralSir John Hawkins (1532-1595)BWAS-1603

Service History

1590building at Deptford - London at a cost of £3200.0.0dNRS157
3.8.1592Captrued the Spanish vessels Madre de DiosBWAS-1603
1597Expedition to the AzoresBWAS-1603
1601Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
3.6.1602Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1606Hulked for use as a wharf at ChathamBWAS-1603


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

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